NYSE:BLL - Ball Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$47.83 -0.47 (-0.97 %)
(As of 12/12/2018 02:18 AM ET)
Previous Close$48.30
Today's Range$47.77 - $49.27
52-Week Range$34.71 - $50.98
Volume4.33 million shs
Average Volume3.05 million shs
Market Capitalization$16.41 billion
P/E Ratio23.45
Dividend Yield0.83%
Beta0.75
Ball 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
Current SymbolNYSE:BLL
Previous Symbol
CUSIP05849810
Phone303-469-3131

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.74
Current Ratio1.01
Quick Ratio0.69

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio23.45
Forward P/E Ratio21.64
P/E Growth3.98

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$10.98 billion
Price / Sales1.48
Cash Flow$4.1126 per share
Price / Cash Flow11.63
Book Value$11.56 per share
Price / Book4.14

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.04
Net Income$374 million
Net Margins4.21%
Return on Equity20.02%
Return on Assets4.63%

Miscellaneous

Employees18,300
Outstanding Shares339,190,000
Market Cap$16.41 billion
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, October 24th. Investors of record on Monday, December 3rd will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Monday, December 17th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 30th. View Ball's Dividend History.

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

Shares of Ball split on the morning of Wednesday, May 17th 2017. The 2-1 split was announced on Wednesday, April 26th 2017. The newly minted 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 has initiated a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 25th 2018, which authorizes the company to buyback 25,000,000 shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Ball's earnings last quarter?

Ball Co. (NYSE:BLL) announced its earnings results on Thursday, November, 1st. The industrial products company reported $0.56 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.04. The industrial products company earned $2.95 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.80 billion. Ball had a net margin of 4.21% and a return on equity of 20.02%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. View Ball's Earnings History.

When is Ball's next earnings date?

Ball is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 6th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Ball.

What price target have analysts set for BLL?

13 brokers have issued 1-year price targets for Ball's stock. Their forecasts range from $43.00 to $55.00. On average, they expect Ball's share price to reach $51.7273 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 8.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Ball.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Ball?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Ball in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 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. 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)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation expects its free cash flow will be around $800 million and capital spending to be in excess of $700 million in 2018. The company will benefit from Ball Metalpack joint venture. It remains focused on developing innovative aluminum packaging products and expanding business with strong cash flow and EVA returns. Ball Corporation awarded exclusion from U.S. aluminum tariffs for certain countries' can sheet supply. The company will also gain from cost cutting actions, acquisitions and lower tax rates. Year to date, the stock has outperformed its industry. However, Ball Corporation continues to face headwinds in domestic beer consumption. Further, its Brazilian business will be impacted by tougher year-over-year comparisons in second-half 2018 and political disruptions due to the upcoming elections. The company will also face headwinds related to currency." (10/10/2018)

Has Ball been receiving favorable news coverage?

News articles about BLL stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Ball earned a media sentiment score of 1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the industrial products company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near term.

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)

Who are Ball's major shareholders?

Ball's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.77%), BlackRock Inc. (6.31%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6.07%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (2.60%), William Blair Investment Management LLC (2.12%) and Putnam Investments LLC (1.51%). Company insiders that own Ball stock include Charles E Baker, Daniel J Heinrich, Daniel William Fisher, James N Peterson, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Victory Capital Management Inc., FMR LLC, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust & Banking Corp, Deutsche Bank AG and Vanguard Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Ball company stock in the last year include Charles E Baker, 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 Dodge & Cox, Dodge & Cox, Putnam Investments LLC, Bradley Foster & Sargent Inc. CT, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Morgan Stanley, Janus Henderson Group PLC and Westpac Banking Corp. Company insiders that have bought Ball stock in the last two years include Daniel J Heinrich and Daniel William Fisher. 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 $47.83.

How big of a company is Ball?

Ball has a market capitalization of $16.41 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.

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:  2.5 out of 5 (star star half star)
Outperform Votes:  457 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  472 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  929
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 12/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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