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Stock In Spotlight: Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) – TopChronicle

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Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) closed its last session at $37.74. The stock traded within a range of $37.62 and $38.20. The company operates in the Consumer Cyclical sector with a market capitalization of 13.24 Million. Trading volume for Ball Corporation was 1.93 Million in its previous trading session. Currently, Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has an average volume of 2.69 Million.

Company Profile

Ball Corporation is a provider of metal packaging for beverages, foods & household products, and of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers. Ball Corporation stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol BLL. A few years ago, Ball introduced ReAl – a revolutionary technology utilizing recycled aluminum to create a metal alloy that exhibits increased strength and allows weight reduction of the container without affecting package integrity. The original ReAl, which replaced the standard aluminum aerosol can, included 25 percent recycled material to yield an 11 percent lighter package.

Analyst Views

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) received a Buy rating from 3 analysts. 0 analysts gave its stock an Outperform rating. 1 analysts say it’s a Hold while 0 analysts provided their expert opinion as Sell.

EPS & Financials

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) reported its EPS in the last quarter as $0.6/Share beating the analyst estimate of $0.52/Share by a difference of $0.08. This showed a surprise of 15.4% in the last quarter earnings.

For the current quarter, 11 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.45/share. According to their observations and findings, the stock could provide a high EPS of $0.47/share and a low EPS of $0.4/share.

Analysts believe that the company has the potential to earn average revenue of $2.58 Billion for the current quarter. According to their predictions high & low revenue estimates are 2.66 Billion and 2.49 Billion respectively.

Technical Analysis

By taking a look at the stock’s current statistics it can gauged that the stock candle is BEARISH with LOW volatility. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has a 20-Day average volume of 2.93 Million. According to today’s trading volume Ball Corporation is BELOW its 20-Day Avg. volume with the stock showing BELOW Abnormal volume in the past 150 days.

Moving average convergence divergence (MACD) shows that the stock is on a PRICE RELATIVITY trend. The trend for the past 10-days shows that the company was in BEARISH territory while an analysis of the last 40-Day trend shows a BEARISH signal. The 100-Day trend also shows a BULLISH trend as well.

The company currently has an insider ownership of 0.6 Percent and Institutional ownership of 91.6 Percent. The return on assets stands at 2.5%, Return on Equity currently is 11.4% and the Return on Investment value is 6.6%.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) gross margin percentage stands at 20.6% while its operating margin for the past trailing twelve month is 7.8 percent and its overall profit margin (ttm) is 3.8 Percent. The stock is currently moving below its 20-Day Simple Moving Average of -4.58% with a 50-Day Simple Moving Average of -5.46 percent. As of today, the company has a SMA200 (200-day simple moving average) of -5.58 Percent. The Stock has YTD (year to date) performance of -0.29 percent.

The TTM operating margin for the company stands at 7.8%. The return on invested capital is at 6.6%, which is good, compared to its peers. The Free Cash Flow or FCF margin is 13.4.

The company’s stock is currently moving with a -ve distance from the 200 day SMA of approximately -5.58%, and has a solid year to date (YTD) performance of -0.29% which means that the stock is constantly adding to its value from the previous fiscal year end price.