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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, BLL  has a market cap of 13840.96. Since its IPO date on the 9/7/1984, Ball Corporation, BLL performance year to date is 6.67%. Today Ball Corporation, BLL has gained -1.09%, with a current price of 77.16.

Ownership of the company is 0.60% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 84.10%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 23.50%. Return of assets are at 2.40%, with return on investment at 8.90%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Ball Corporation, BLL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 2.21. While Total debt/equity is 3.04. With a profit margin of 4.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 20.20%, and operating margin of 4.90%. Ball Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Ball Corporation, BLL has seen a EPS growth of -39.60%. A performance for the year of 18.02%. The 52-week high is -4.96%, and the 52-week low is 28.90%. The average volume for Ball Corporation, BLL is 1492000.

With a target price of 84, can Ball Corporation, BLL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ball Corporation, BLL. Ball Corporation has a P/E of 36.04 and a forward P/E of 17.93. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.72. Ball Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.8 and 2.94 respectively. For P/cash, Ball Corporation has a value of 2.16, while it is 58.13 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 77.16, Ball Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.67%. We see a return on equity of 17.60%.

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 24.97% 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.

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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