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Is Ball Corporation(NYSE: BLL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984. Ball Corporation is in the Packaging & Containers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Ball Corporation, is 2165.56, and so far today it has a volume of 232721. Performance year to date since the 9/7/1984 is 10.78%.

To help you determine whether Ball Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 34.08 and forward P/E is 18.72. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ball Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.51. P/S ratio is 1.82 and the P/B ratio is 3.06. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 2.19 and 58.87 respectively.

At the current price Ball Corporation is trading at, 80.25 (-0.02% today), Ball Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.65%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.50%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 2.36, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 24.88% after growing -39.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 2.80%, and -53.30% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 174.61, and the number of shares float is 166.62. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.60%, and institutional ownership is at 88.70%. The float short is 7.93%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.1. Management has seen a return on assets of 2.40%, and also a return on investment of 8.90%.

The ability for Ball Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 2.21 and total debt/equity is 3.04. In terms of margins, Ball Corporation has a gross margin of 20.20%, with its operating margin at 4.90%, and Ball Corporation has a profit margin of 4.00%.

The 52 week high is -1.23%, with 39.54% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.68% and the 200 day simple moving average is 13.73%.

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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