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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)?

The company in question is, Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) currently with a stock price of 78.37 (-0.11% today). The market cap for Ball Corporation is 13626.19, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Packaging & Containers industry. The target price for Ball Corporation is 84.78. Currently Ball Corporation is trading with a P/E of 36.6, and a forward P/E of 18.32. Average volume for Ball Corporation is 2229.65 and so far today it is 1206700.

Performance in the last year for Ball Corporation has been 17.90%. For EPS growth, Ball Corporation has seen a growth of -39.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 24.53%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -7.60% over the last five years and could be 9.70% for the next five years. Ball Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -6.50%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 105.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.91%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.41%.

Since the IPO date for Ball Corporation on the 9/7/1984, Ball Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 8.34%. With Ball Corporation trading at 78.37, the dividend yield is 0.66%, and the EPS is 2.14.

So could Ball Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 36.6. The PEG is 3.77, P/S is 1.77 and the P/B is at 2.98. The P/cash is 2.13, with P/free cash flow at 57.23.

Ball Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.8. This is with long term debt/equity at 2.21, and total debt/equity at 3.04.

In terms of margins, Ball Corporation has a gross margin of 20.20%, an operating margin of 4.90% and a profit margin of 4.00%.Payout ratio for Ball Corporation is 23.50%. Return on assets come to 2.40% with return on investment coming to 8.90%.

Insider ownership for Ball Corporation, is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 84.10%. Outstanding shares are at 173.87. While shares float is 166.73. The float short is currently 7.95%, and short ratio is 5.95.

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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