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How has Ball Corporation performed recently?

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 12745.1. It is in the Packaging & Containers industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 42.52, a forward P/E of 14.59 and EPS of 1.71. At a stock price of 72.8 (0.72%) it has a dividend yield of 0.71%.

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EPS growth for the last five years have been -9.30%, more recently this last year it has grown by -18.20%. The next year growth is going to be about 18.64% and more long-term 8.97% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -28.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 1.00% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 36.40%.

For performance, Ball Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 0.76%. For the last month performance for Ball Corporation is -3.33%. While the last quarter is -5.26% and half year, -8.13%. Finally for the year, performance is -2.25%.

The 52-week high for Ball Corporation, is at -11.17%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 8.39%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.40% and -3.88% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.05%, and for the month it is 1.25%. Ball Corporation, has a target price of 83.6.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 2.13, and for total debt/equity Ball Corporation has 2.19. The gross margin is 19.50%, while operating margin is 3.70%, the profit margin is 2.90%. The current ratio is 1.2 and the quick ratio is 0.8.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 89.90%. Ball Corporation has a payout ratio of 29.30%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 175.07. The shares float is 167.91, with the float short at 5.88%, with short ratio coming to 7.36.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Ball Corporation, get 1.50%, with its returns on investment at 4.20%. Return on equity is 8.80%. So will the investors see the target price of 83.6, reached soon?

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.

 Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL)

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