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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)?

The company in question is, Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) currently with a stock price of 70.77 (-0.23% today). The market cap for Ball Corporation is 10235.2, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Packaging & Containers industry. The target price for Ball Corporation is 83.8. Currently Ball Corporation is trading with a P/E of 74.9, and a forward P/E of 16.72. Average volume for Ball Corporation is 2092.74 and so far today it is 426824.

Performance in the last year for Ball Corporation has been 4.42%. For EPS growth, Ball Corporation has seen a growth of -39.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 20.18%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.60% over the last five years and could be 11.17% for the next five years. Ball Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -8.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -697.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.47%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 1.64%.

Since the IPO date for Ball Corporation on the 9/7/1984, Ball Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -2.11%. With Ball Corporation trading at 70.77, the dividend yield is 0.73%, and the EPS is 0.95.

So could Ball Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 74.9. The PEG is 6.71, P/S is 1.31 and the P/B is at 9.42. The P/cash is 49.93, with P/free cash flow at 60.85.

Ball Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 5.06, and total debt/equity at 5.43.

In terms of margins, Ball Corporation has a gross margin of 19.30%, an operating margin of 4.70% and a profit margin of 1.70%.Payout ratio for Ball Corporation is 52.20%. Return on assets come to 1.50% with return on investment coming to 8.90%.

Insider ownership for Ball Corporation, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 34.20%. Outstanding shares are at 144.3. While shares float is 134.3. The float short is currently 13.72%, and short ratio is 8.8.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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