NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$37.59 -0.68 (-1.78 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$37.59
Today's Range$37.57 - $38.24
52-Week Range$34.71 - $43.24
Volume2.37 million shs
Average Volume2.65 million shs
Market Capitalization$13.37 billion
P/E Ratio18.43
Dividend Yield1.05%
Ball logoBall Corporation supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries. It operates in five segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, South America; Beverage Packaging, Europe; Food and Aerosol Packaging; and Aerospace. The Beverage Packaging, North and Central America segment manufactures and sells metal beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. The Beverage Packaging, South America segment offers metal beverage containers. The Beverage Packaging, Europe segment manufactures and supplies aluminum beverage containers. The Food and Aerosol Packaging segment provides steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruits, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food, and other products; and extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace segment develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems, data exploitation solutions, and other technologies and products for the civil, commercial, and cyber security aerospace markets, as well as offers defense hardware, antenna and video tactical solutions, civil and operational space hardware, and systems engineering services. It also designs, manufactures, and tests satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software; and provides launch vehicle integration and satellite operational services. In addition, this segment provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors, as well as technical services and products to the government agencies, prime contractors, and commercial organizations for a range of information and electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training, and space system needs. The company was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, Colorado.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Metal cans
Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers
SectorIndustrial Products


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.72
Current Ratio1.07
Quick Ratio0.69


Trailing P/E Ratio18.43
Forward P/E Ratio16.27
P/E Growth3.02

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.98 billion
Price / Sales1.20
Cash Flow$4.0903 per share
Price / Cash9.19
Book Value$11.56 per share
Price / Book3.25


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.04
Net Income$374 million
Net Margins4.04%
Return on Equity19.86%
Return on Assets4.49%


Outstanding Shares349,240,000
Market Cap$13,365.42

Ball (NYSE:BLL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ball's stock symbol?

Ball trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "BLL."

How often does Ball pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Ball?

Ball announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, April 25th. Investors of record on Friday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, June 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.06%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 31st. View Ball's Dividend History.

When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work?

Ball's stock split before market open on Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly created shares were issued to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, May 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Ball stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How will Ball's stock buyback program work?

Ball announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which allows the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are usually an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Ball's earnings last quarter?

Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May, 3rd. The industrial products company reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. The industrial products company earned $2.79 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $2.58 billion. Ball had a net margin of 4.04% and a return on equity of 19.86%. The business's revenue was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.38 earnings per share. View Ball's Earnings History.

When is Ball's next earnings date?

Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August, 2nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Ball.

What price target have analysts set for BLL?

11 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Ball's stock. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Ball's stock price to reach $45.1818 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 20.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Ratings for Ball.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy."

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Ball stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ball stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation continues to face headwinds in domestic beer consumption in 2018. Also, in Brazil, Ball Corporation's volume growth is predicted to be slower than the market rate during 2018 due to competition. It also anticipates tougher year-over-year comparison in the second half of 2018 for the business, due to the lack of profit recorded on the INS manufacturing contract in 2017. The company's performance will be marred by volatile volumes in the EMEA beverage can business due to governmental regulation. Additionally, the 50% carbonation tax in Saudi Arabia and continued pricing pressures in China will dampen results. Further, ongoing geopolitical volatility will impact Middle Eastern operations. Ball Corporation is also facing tight supply and demand situation in the global aluminum aerosol business. " (7/4/2018)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We are modestly increasing our 2018 adj. EBITDA estimate to $1.864 billion from $1.840 billion (consensus and implied guidance are $1.880 billion) and our 2019 adj. EBITDA estimate to $1.90 billion from $1.88 billion (guidance is $2 billion) to reflect the beat. BLL has executed well in the past two quarters (and generated impressive cash flow last year), and market trends have improved in certain cases (notably South America). The Brazilian beverage market has dramatically improved of late for the can and bottle makers, but that market has been volatile in recent years (2016 was a poor year, while 2017 was much better) and could well remain so. Furthermore, capacity is coming into that market. And the ongoing declines in U.S. beer consumption and weakness in the U.S. food can market are well known." (5/3/2018)

Who are some of Ball's key competitors?

Who are Ball's key executives?

Ball's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. John A. Hayes, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 53)
  • Mr. Scott C. Morrison, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Ms. Lisa Ann Pauley, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Charles E. Baker, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 61)
  • Mr. Daniel William Fisher, Sr. VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging (Age 45)

Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about BLL stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Ball earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern's scale. They also gave media coverage about the industrial products company an impact score of 45.84 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are Ball's major shareholders?

Ball's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Manning & Napier Group LLC (1.12%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.14%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), Huntington National Bank (0.04%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.04%) and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. (0.03%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Daniel William Fisher, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, Pedro Henrique Mariani, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain, Robert W Alspaugh, Scott C Morrison and Shawn M Barker. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Ball.

Which major investors are selling Ball stock?

BLL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Manning & Napier Group LLC, Bank of Montreal Can, Hartford Investment Management Co., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, Huntington National Bank, Townsend & Associates Inc, Retirement Systems of Alabama and Amalgamated Bank. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball.

Which major investors are buying Ball stock?

BLL stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., James Investment Research Inc., Pwmco LLC, Addenda Capital Inc., Addenda Capital Inc., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan, Highland Capital Management LLC and Calamos Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ball stock in the last two years include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Daniel William Fisher, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, John A Hayes, Pedro Henrique Mariani and Robert W Alspaugh. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball.

How do I buy shares of Ball?

Shares of BLL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ball's stock price today?

One share of BLL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $37.59.

How big of a company is Ball?

Ball has a market capitalization of $13.37 billion and generates $10.98 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $374 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.04 on an earnings per share basis. Ball employs 18,300 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Ball?

Ball's mailing address is 10 Longs Peak Drive, Broomfield CO, 80038. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 303-469-3131 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ball (NYSE BLL)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  372 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  428 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  800
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ball and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe BLL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe BLL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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