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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Ball Corporation, BLL

Ball Corporation, BLL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Packaging & Containers in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Ball Corporation, BLLĀ  has a market cap of 13469.11. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Ball Corporation, BLL performance year to date is 6.69%. Today Ball Corporation, BLL has gained 0.04%, with a current price of 77.08.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 86.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 27.50%. Return of assets are at 1.70%, with return on investment at 7.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ball Corporation, BLL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.08. While Total debt/equity is 2.18. With a profit margin of 3.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 19.30%, and operating margin of 3.00%. Ball Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.4, while the quick ratio is 0.9.

For the last year Ball Corporation, BLL has seen a EPS growth of -39.60%. A performance for the year of 11.78%. The 52-week high is -6.12%, and the 52-week low is 24.60%. The average volume for Ball Corporation, BLL is 150976.

With a target price of 85.22, can Ball Corporation, BLL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ball Corporation, BLL. Ball Corporation has a P/E of 42.22 and a forward P/E of 17.93. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 4.35. Ball Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.6 and 3.62 respectively. For P/cash, Ball Corporation has a value of 20.88, while it is *TBA for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.08, Ball Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.67%. We see a return on equity of 10.90%.

Looking more long-term Ball Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 9.70%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 24.23% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -39.60% for this year and for the last five years a -7.60% growth has been seen.

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