Ball Corporation Company Profile (NYSE:BLL)

About Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)

Ball Corporation logoBall Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The Company's packaging products are produced for a range of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. Its segments include beverage packaging, North and Central America; beverage packaging, South America; beverage packaging, Europe; food and aerosol packaging; aerospace, and other. Its major product line is aluminum and steel beverage containers. It produces steel food, aerosol and extruded aluminum aerosol containers and aluminum slugs. Its aerospace business designs, develops and manufactures aerospace systems for civil, commercial and national cyber security aerospace markets. It produces spacecraft, instruments and sensors, radio frequency systems and components, data exploitation solutions and a range of aerospace technologies and products.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Industrial Products
  • Industry: Non-Paper Containers & Packaging
  • Sub-Industry: Metal & Glass Containers
  • Symbol: NYSE:BLL
  • CUSIP: 05849810
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $14.8805 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 351,784,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $41.33
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $40.58
  • 52 Week Range: $35.65 - $43.12
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 60.87
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 18.18
  • P/E Growth: 1.85
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $10.6 billion
  • Price / Sales: 1.42
  • Book Value: $10.25 per share
  • Price / Book: 4.19
  • Annual Dividend: $0.40
  • Dividend Yield: 1.0%
  • EBITDA: $1.59 billion
  • Net Margins: 1.70%
  • Return on Equity: 17.63%
  • Return on Assets: 3.92%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 1.95%
  • Current Ratio: 1.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.67%
  • Average Volume: 2.05 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.97
  • Short Ratio: 11.26

Frequently Asked Questions for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)

What is Ball Corporation's stock symbol?

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

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

Ball Corporation announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 26th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.10 per share on Friday, September 15th. This represents a $0.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.93%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 30th. View Ball Corporation's Dividend History.

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

Shares of Ball Corporation 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 distributed to shareholders after the market closes on Tuesday, May 16th 2017. An investor that had 100 shares of Ball Corporation stock prior to the split would have 200 shares after the split.

How were Ball Corporation's earnings last quarter?

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 3rd. The company reported $0.53 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.55 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $2.86 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $2.81 billion. Ball Corporation had a return on equity of 17.63% and a net margin of 1.70%. The company's revenue was up 40.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.05 EPS. View Ball Corporation's Earnings History.

When will Ball Corporation make its next earnings announcement?

Ball Corporation is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Ball Corporation.

Where is Ball Corporation's stock going? Where will Ball Corporation's stock price be in 2017?

11 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Ball Corporation's shares. Their predictions range from $39.50 to $49.00. On average, they anticipate Ball Corporation's share price to reach $43.85 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Ball Corporation.

What are analysts saying about Ball Corporation stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Ball Corporation stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Ball Corporation expects earnings per share growth for 2017 to be lower than the guidance range of 20-30% due to issues in the EMEA segment’s food can business. The company anticipates the decline in food can business to persist due to timing issues with some customers. Further, one of the company’s large customers is experimenting with an alternative substrate which remains a concern for Ball Corporation’s volume. Tight supply and demand situation in its global aluminum aerosol business and elevated expenses remain headwinds. Further, the company’s third quarter is a seasonally slow quarter. Its estimates have gone down over the past three months. Moreover, the company has underperformed the Zacks categorized sub-industry year to date." (10/16/2017)
  • 2. KeyCorp analysts commented, "We have consistently been below consensus on BLL on account of volume challenges and the associated difficulty of generating organic EBITDA growth, and we see the world no differently now than we did before." (2/6/2017)
  • 3. Jefferies Group LLC analysts commented, "While we believe shares were oversold today with the underlying story unchanged, the stock will likely be range bound until it delivers stronger results, and investors get comfortable it can hit its EBITDA targets for 2017. We remain confident in BLL's ability to deliver on its LT targets, and even with a mixed 4Q, FCF came in noticeably stronger than anticipated." (2/3/2017)

Who are some of Ball Corporation's key competitors?

Who are Ball Corporation's key executives?

Ball Corporation's management team includes the folowing people:

  • John A. Hayes, Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Scott C. Morrison, Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Lisa Ann Pauley, Senior Vice President - Human Resources and Administration
  • Daniel William Fisher, Senior Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - Global Beverage Packaging
  • James N. Peterson, Senior Vice President, Ball Corporation, and Chief Operating Officer, Global Metal Food and Household Products Packaging
  • Robert D. Strain, Senior Vice President; President of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
  • Charles E. Baker, Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary
  • Shawn M. Barker, Vice President, Controller
  • Jeffrey A. Knobel, Vice President, Treasurer
  • Theodore M. Solso, Lead Independent Director

Who owns Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.15%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%), Nationwide Fund Advisors (0.03%), Advisors Capital Management LLC (0.02%), Mutual of America Capital Management LLC (0.01%) and Park National Corp OH (0.00%). Company insiders that own Ball Corporation stock include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Daniel William Fisher, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, Hanno C Fiedler, 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 Corporation.

Who sold Ball Corporation stock? Who is selling Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State Treasurer State of Michigan, Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V., Park National Corp OH and Nationwide Fund Advisors. Company insiders that have sold Ball Corporation stock in the last year include Daniel William Fisher, Jeff A Knobel, John A Hayes, Lisa Ann Pauley, R David Hoover and Scott C Morrison. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball Corporation.

Who bought Ball Corporation stock? Who is buying Ball Corporation stock?

Ball Corporation's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., Advisors Capital Management LLC, Howe & Rusling Inc. and Mutual of America Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Ball Corporation stock in the last two years include Cynthia A Niekamp, Daniel J Heinrich, Erik Bouts, George M Smart, Hanno C Fiedler, John A Hayes, Pedro Henrique Mariani, Robert D Strain and Robert W Alspaugh. View Insider Buying and Selling for Ball Corporation.

How do I buy Ball Corporation stock?

Shares of Ball Corporation can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Ball Corporation's stock price today?

One share of Ball Corporation stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.91.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Ball Corporation (NYSE BLL)
Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  257 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  340 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  597
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Ball Corporation and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe the stock will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 5 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.45)
Consensus Price Target: $43.85 (2.19% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Price Target History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Analysts' Ratings History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2017Robert W. BairdReiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
10/9/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaInitiated CoverageOutperform -> Outperform$46.00N/AView Rating Details
10/4/2017KeyCorpReiterated RatingHoldLowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Vertical GroupReiterated RatingHold$41.50 -> $43.00LowView Rating Details
8/9/2017Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingBuy$50.00 -> $49.00LowView Rating Details
8/7/2017Barclays PLCBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$40.00 -> $42.00LowView Rating Details
7/18/2017Deutsche Bank AGReiterated RatingBuy$44.00 -> $47.00LowView Rating Details
5/15/2017Vertical ResearchDowngradeBuy -> Hold$41.50N/AView Rating Details
4/12/2017BMO Capital MarketsReiterated RatingHold$39.50LowView Rating Details
3/2/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral -> Neutral$40.00N/AView Rating Details
12/8/2016J P Morgan Chase & CoSet Price TargetBuy$45.50N/AView Rating Details
9/29/2016Bank of America CorporationReiterated RatingBuy$45.00N/AView Rating Details
8/5/2016Citigroup Inc.Boost Price TargetNeutral$38.50 -> $40.00N/AView Rating Details
12/3/2015Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
11/9/2015MacquarieUpgradeNeutral -> OutperformN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/24/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Earnings by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Earnings History by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE BLL)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/2/2017$0.59N/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2017Q2 2017$0.55$0.53$2.81 billion$2.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.35$0.38$2.41 billion$2.47 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/2/2017Q416$0.42$0.44$2.55 billion$2.52 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.46$0.48$2.85 billion$2.80 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.50$0.53$2.17 billion$2.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/28/2016Q116$0.35$0.30$1.89 billion$1.90 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/28/2016Q415$0.38$0.40$1.94 billion$1.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/29/2015Q315$0.48$0.55$2.13 billion$2.10 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/30/2015Q215$0.47$0.45$2.13 billion$2.17 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/30/2015Q115$0.40$0.35$1.91 billion$1.92 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/5/2015Q414$0.43$0.42$1.99 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/30/2014Q314$0.53$0.55$2.30 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/31/2014Q214$0.51$0.57$2.25 billion$2.29 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q114$0.34$0.41$2.03 billion$2.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2014Q413$0.37$0.43$2.10 billion$2.00 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/24/2013Q313$0.47$0.39$2.27 billion$2.28 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q2 2013$0.44$0.43$2.30 billion$2.20 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/25/2013Q1 2013$0.33$0.29$2.09 billion$2.00 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/31/2013Q4 2012$0.33$0.32$2.11 billion$2.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
10/25/2012$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/26/2012$0.44$0.45ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/26/2012$0.30$0.32ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/26/2012$0.27$0.24ViewN/AView Earnings Details
10/27/2011$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/28/2011$0.43$0.43ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/28/2011$0.24$0.29ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/27/2011$0.46$0.47ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.65
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$0.68$0.68$0.68
Q2 20172$0.58$1.09$0.84
Q3 20172$0.57$0.61$0.59
Q4 20172$0.50$0.59$0.55
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Most Recent Dividend:9/15/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.40
Dividend Yield:0.93%
Dividend Growth:0.00% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:78.43% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
19.80% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
16.95% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)

Dividend History by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE BLL)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.70%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 86.33%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
10/5/2017John A HayesChairmanSell5,619$41.98$235,885.62View SEC Filing  
9/20/2017Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell17,090$40.79$697,101.10View SEC Filing  
9/8/2017Jeff A KnobelVPSell5,218$40.12$209,346.16View SEC Filing  
9/6/2017John A HayesChairmanSell5,545$39.73$220,302.85View SEC Filing  
8/25/2017Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell39,241$39.10$1,534,323.10View SEC Filing  
8/15/2017Scott C MorrisonVPSell13,249$40.35$534,597.15View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017John A HayesChairmanSell5,655$41.19$232,929.45View SEC Filing  
7/28/2017Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell37,984$42.03$1,596,467.52View SEC Filing  
7/7/2017John A HayesChairmanSell5,683$42.23$239,993.09View SEC Filing  
6/22/2017Daniel William FisherCOOSell1,750$41.77$73,097.50View SEC Filing  
6/14/2017Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell20,960$41.48$869,420.80View SEC Filing  
6/6/2017John A HayesChairmanSell5,622$41.10$231,064.20View SEC Filing  
5/23/2017R David HooverDirectorSell8,000$40.02$320,160.00View SEC Filing  
5/22/2017R David HooverDirectorSell10,000$40.22$402,200.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2017R David HooverDirectorSell22,000$39.75$874,500.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Daniel William FisherCOOSell1,000$79.75$79,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/4/2017John A HayesChairmanSell2,717$80.62$219,044.54View SEC Filing  
4/6/2017John A HayesChairmanSell2,653$72.60$192,607.80View SEC Filing  
3/15/2017John A HayesChairmanSell2,671$74.31$198,482.01View SEC Filing  
3/13/2017R David HooverDirectorSell5,000$74.07$370,350.00View SEC Filing  
3/10/2017Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell5,752$73.89$425,015.28View SEC Filing  
3/8/2017Daniel J HeinrichDirectorBuy1,750$72.27$126,472.50View SEC Filing  
8/24/2016Shawn M BarkerVPSell16,000$80.34$1,285,440.00View SEC Filing  
8/18/2016Cynthia A NiekampDirectorBuy3,000$80.37$241,110.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2016James N PetersonCOOSell3,870$79.88$309,135.60View SEC Filing  
8/12/2016George M SmartDirectorBuy3,000$80.14$240,420.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Pedro Henrique MarianiInsiderBuy3,000$80.18$240,540.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2016Daniel J HeinrichDirectorBuy3,000$80.73$242,190.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Erik BoutsCOOBuy10,000$79.41$794,100.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016John A HayesChairmanBuy2,400$79.31$190,344.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Robert W AlspaughDirectorBuy3,000$79.27$237,810.00View SEC Filing  
5/12/2016James N PetersonCOOSell2,000$72.56$145,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2016Hanno C FiedlerDirectorBuy7,000$71.77$502,390.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Robert D StrainVPBuy200$71.36$14,272.00View SEC Filing  
3/15/2016R David HooverDirectorSell8,000$68.45$547,600.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2016Robert D StrainVPSell1,500$66.93$100,395.00View SEC Filing  
5/18/2015Jeff A KnobelVPSell2,332$73.74$171,961.68View SEC Filing  
5/4/2015James N PetersonVPSell4,800$74.87$359,376.00View SEC Filing  
3/20/2015Shawn M BarkerVPSell5,470$70.88$387,713.60View SEC Filing  
3/16/2015Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell4,250$69.94$297,245.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2015Charles E BakerVPSell9,000$72.44$651,960.00View SEC Filing  
2/24/2015James N PetersonVPSell1,000$73.09$73,090.00View SEC Filing  
12/5/2014Douglas K BradfordVPSell4,621$69.58$321,529.18View SEC Filing  
9/16/2014R David HooverDirectorSell82,000$65.57$5,376,740.00View SEC Filing  
9/11/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell28,000$65.72$1,840,160.00View SEC Filing  
9/4/2014Jan NicholsonDirectorSell50,000$66.16$3,308,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/29/2014Jeff A KnobelVPSell4,800$64.03$307,344.00View SEC Filing  
6/20/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell12,960$61.22$793,411.20View SEC Filing  
6/18/2014Charles E BakerVPSell10,000$60.77$607,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/13/2014Scott C MorrisonVPSell5,000$60.27$301,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/19/2014John HayesChairmanSell16,499$60.26$994,229.74View SEC Filing  
5/12/2014R David HooverDirectorSell20,800$59.08$1,228,864.00View SEC Filing  
5/6/2014Shawn BarkerVPSell6,000$56.41$338,460.00View SEC Filing  
3/18/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell16,000$54.65$874,400.00View SEC Filing  
3/17/2014Lisa Ann PauleySVPSell2,800$54.03$151,284.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Douglas BradfordVPSell4,679$56.04$262,211.16View SEC Filing  
3/3/2014Douglas BradfordVPSell12,000$55.19$662,280.00View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013John HayesChairmanSell20,000$49.47$989,400.00View SEC Filing  
11/15/2013Jeff KnobelVPSell4,800$49.94$239,712.00View SEC Filing  
11/6/2013Scott MorrisonVPSell8,520$49.82$424,466.40View SEC Filing  
9/10/2013Leroy James Williams JrVPSell9,800$45.49$445,802.00View SEC Filing  
8/23/2013Charles BakerVPSell2,000$45.60$91,200.00View SEC Filing  
7/31/2013Charles E BakerVPSell15,200$45.00$684,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/21/2013Gerrit HeskeCOOSell5,350$45.26$242,141.00View SEC Filing  
5/16/2013Gerrit HeskeCOOSell12,323$45.25$557,615.75View SEC Filing  
5/14/2013Jeff A KnobelVPSell6,000$45.85$275,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Shawn M BarkerVPSell6,675$45.62$304,513.50View SEC Filing  
11/13/2012Jeff A KnobelVPSell2,300$43.78$100,694.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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