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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 10245.91. Since its IPO date on the 09/07/1984, Ball Corporation, BLL performance year to date is -1.45%. Today Ball Corporation, BLL has gained -1.95%, with a current price of 70.02.

Ownership of the company is 0.70% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 93.30%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 52.20%. Return of assets are at 1.50%, 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 5.06. While Total debt/equity is 5.43. With a profit margin of 1.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 19.30%, and operating margin of 4.70%. Ball Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Ball Corporation, BLL has seen a EPS growth of -39.60%. A performance for the year of 0.43%. The 52-week high is -8.53%, and the 52-week low is 21.75%. The average volume for Ball Corporation, BLL is 1538869.

With a target price of 85, can Ball Corporation, BLL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Ball Corporation, BLL. Ball Corporation has a P/E of 75.41 and a forward P/E of 17.06. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 12.57. Ball Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.31 and 9.48 respectively. For P/cash, Ball Corporation has a value of 49.98, while it is 60.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 70.02, Ball Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.73%. We see a return on equity of 11.90%.

Looking more long-term Ball Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.00%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 15.19% 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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