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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 09/07/1984. Ball Corporation is in the Packaging & Containers industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Ball Corporation, is 1908.57, and so far today it has a volume of 1481500. Performance year to date since the 09/07/1984 is -1.04%.

To help you determine whether Ball Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 75.71 and forward P/E is 17.12. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Ball Corporation has a value for PEG of 13.77. P/S ratio is 1.28 and the P/B ratio is 9.52. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 49.02 and 59.74 respectively.

At the current price Ball Corporation is trading at, 71.7 (0.11% today), Ball Corporation has a dividend yield of 0.73%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 52.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 0.95, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 17.45% after growing -39.60% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -697.10%, and -8.70% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 140.15, and the number of shares float is 134.3. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.70%, and institutional ownership is at 34.20%. The float short is 12.21%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.59. Management has seen a return on assets of 1.50%, 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 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 5.06 and total debt/equity is 5.43. In terms of margins, Ball Corporation has a gross margin of 19.30%, with its operating margin at 4.70%, and Ball Corporation has a profit margin of 1.70%.

The 52 week high is -6.34%, with 24.67% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.43% and the 200 day simple moving average is 3.54%.

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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