NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $58.51 +1.46 (+2.56 %) (As of 04/21/2019 06:13 AM ET)Previous Close$58.51Today's Range$57.02 - $58.8052-Week Range$34.71 - $58.95Volume2.43 million shsAverage Volume1.95 million shsMarket Capitalization$19.55 billionP/E Ratio26.72Dividend Yield0.68%Beta0.83 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Ball Corp. provides metal packaging for beverages, foods and household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. It operates through the following business 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 sold under multi-year supply contracts to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks and other beverages. The Beverage Packaging, South America segment sales volumes of beverage containers in South America, and manufacture substantially all of the metal beverage containers in Brazil. The Beverage Packaging, Europe segment sales volumes of metal beverage containers in Europe, and other packaging materials used by the European beer and carbonated soft drink industries. The Food and Aerosol Packaging segment produces two-piece and three-piece steel food containers and ends for packaging vegetables, fruit, soups, meat, seafood, nutritional products, pet food and other products, and also manufactures and sells steel aerosol containers, as well as extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. The Aerospace segment provides diversified technical services and products to government agencies, prime contractors and commercial organizations for a broad range of information warfare, electronic warfare, avionics, intelligence, training and space system needs. The company was founded by Edmund Burke Ball, Frank Clayton Ball, George A. Ball, Lucius Lorenzo Ball and William Charles Ball in 1880 and is headquartered in Broomfield, CO. Receive BLL News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for BLL and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Metal cans Sub-IndustryMetal & Glass Containers SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:BLL Previous Symbol CUSIP05849810 CIK9389 Webwww.ball.com Phone303-469-3131Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.83 Current Ratio0.96 Quick Ratio0.65Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio26.72 Forward P/E Ratio22.42 P/E Growth4.07 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$11.64 billion Price / Sales1.68 Cash Flow$4.3534 per share Price / Cash Flow13.44 Book Value$10.50 per share Price / Book5.57Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.20 Net Income$454 million Net Margins3.90% Return on Equity20.08% Return on Assets4.54%Miscellaneous Employees17,500 Outstanding Shares334,170,000Market Cap$19.55 billion Next Earnings Date5/2/2019 (Confirmed) OptionableOptionable 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, January 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 1st will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, March 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.68%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 28th. View Ball's Dividend History. When did Ball's stock split? How did Ball's stock split work? Ball's stock split on the morning of Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly issued shares were payable 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 declared that its board has authorized a share repurchase program on Wednesday, January 23rd 2019, which allows the company to repurchase 50,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization allows the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued. How were Ball's earnings last quarter? Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January, 31st. The industrial products company reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.56 by $0.01. The industrial products company had revenue of $2.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.68 billion. Ball had a return on equity of 20.08% and a net margin of 3.90%. View Ball's Earnings History. When is Ball's next earnings date? Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, May 2nd 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball. How can I listen to Ball's earnings call? Ball will be holding an earnings conference call on Thursday, May 2nd at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 8882223241. What guidance has Ball issued on next quarter's earnings? Ball updated its earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of for the period. What price target have analysts set for BLL? 14 analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Ball's stock. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $68.00. On average, they anticipate Ball's share price to reach $55.5917 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Ball. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball? 14 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 6 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Ball. 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 expects to achieve EBITDA of $2 billion and free cash flow of more than $1 billion in 2019. However, the company’s results are likely to bear the impact of headwinds related to currency, higher freight rates and tight metal supply in the United States. The company's performance will be marred by volatile volumes in the EMEA beverage can business owing to governmental regulation. Additionally, Saudi Arabia continues to be a very challenging environment for Ball Corporation. The company has a mixed record of earnings surprises over the last few quarters. The estimate for first-quarter 2019 earnings has been revised downwards, ahead of its first-quarter earnings release." (4/11/2019) 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We see little upside to the shares at such a high multiple; the Company generates considerable free cash flow, is a defensive business, and will remain a heavy buyer of its stock, but we think there’s a limit to how high the EV/EBITDA multiple can possibly go." (11/1/2018) Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about BLL stock have been trending positive on Sunday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a daily sentiment score of 2.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Ball's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Ball include Bouygues (BOUYF), Deere & Company (DE), Illinois Tool Works (ITW), SCHNEIDER ELEC /ADR (SBGSY), ABB (ABB), Emerson Electric (EMR), FANUC LTD JAPAN/ADR (FANUY), Roper Technologies (ROP), Eaton (ETN), MURATA MFG CO L/ADR (MRAAY), Johnson Controls International (JCI), Mitsui & Co Ltd (MITSY), Ingersoll-Rand (IR), ATLAS COPCO AB/S (ATLKY) and ASSA ABLOY AB/S (ASAZY). What other stocks do shareholders of Ball own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Ball investors own include Home Depot (HD), Endologix (ELGX), Apache (APA), Micron Technology (MU), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Energy Transfer LP Unit (ET), Mastercard (MA), Netflix (NFLX), NVIDIA (NVDA) and Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMY). Who are Ball's key executives? Ball's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. John A. Hayes, Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 54)Mr. Scott C. Morrison, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57)Ms. Lisa Ann Pauley, Sr. VP of HR & Admin. (Age 58)Mr. Charles E. Baker, VP, Gen. Counsel & Corp. Sec. (Age 62)Mr. Daniel William Fisher, Sr. VP & COO of Global Metal Beverage Packaging (Age 46) Who are Ball's major shareholders? Ball's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Manning & Napier Group LLC (0.92%), Palisade Asset Management LLC (0.05%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.05%), Calamos Advisors LLC (0.04%), Isthmus Partners LLC (0.04%) and Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.04%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include Charles E Baker, Daniel William Fisher, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, Nate C Carey, R David Hoover, Robert D Strain and Scott C Morrison. 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, Palisade Asset Management LLC, Isthmus Partners LLC, Huntington National Bank, BTIM Corp., Indiana Trust & Investment Management CO, DNB Asset Management AS and Sumitomo Life Insurance Co.. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include Charles E Baker, Daniel William Fisher, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Nate C Carey, 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 W.E. Donoghue & Co. LLC, Dorsey Wright & Associates, Virtu Financial LLC, NuWave Investment Management LLC, Bfsg LLC, Mercer Global Advisors Inc. ADV, MorganRosel Wealth Management LLC and Sciencast Management LP. 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 $58.51. How big of a company is Ball? Ball has a market capitalization of $19.55 billion and generates $11.64 billion in revenue each year. The industrial products company earns $454 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.20 on an earnings per share basis. Ball employs 17,500 workers across the globe. What is Ball's official website? The official website for Ball is http://www.ball.com. 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: 2.6 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 515 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 493 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 1,008MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ball and other stocks. 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