How to buy Ball Corporation (BLL) shares in Australia

Learn how to easily invest in Ball Corporation shares.

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Ball Corporation (BLL) is a leading packaging & containers business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$92.85 after a previous close of US$93.62. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD92.39 to a high of USD96.44. The latest price was USD94.7 (25 minute delay). Ball Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Ball Corporation

  1. Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Ball Corporation. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BLL. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Ball Corporation reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$93.62, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Ball Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Ball Corporation. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Ball Corporation stock price (NYSE:BLL)

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Ball Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-11-26.
OpenUS$92.85
HighUS$96.44
LowUS$92.39
CloseUS$94.7
Previous closeUS$93.62
Change US$1.08
Change % 1.1536%
Volume 2,046,651
Information last updated 2021-11-28.
52-week rangeUS$77.7876 - US$98.09
50-day moving average US$92.0974
200-day moving average US$88.2265
Target priceUS$101.82
PE ratio 38.9919
Dividend yield US$0.65 (0.69%)
Earnings per share (TTM) US$2.4231

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Ball Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $94.7

1 week (2021-11-22) -0.27%
1 month (2021-10-29) 3.52%
3 months (2021-08-27) 0.35%
6 months (2021-05-27) 14.58%
1 year (2020-11-27) -1.72%
2 years (2019-11-29) 43.35%
3 years (2018-11-29) 91.04%
5 years (2016-11-29) 145.81%

Is Ball Corporation under- or over-valued?

Valuing Ball Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Ball Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Ball Corporation's P/E ratio

Ball Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 39x. In other words, Ball Corporation shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Ball Corporation's PEG ratio

Ball Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.9965. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Ball Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Ball Corporation's EBITDA

Ball Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.1 billion (£1.5 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Ball Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Ball Corporation financials

Revenue TTM US$13.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 10.35%
Gross profit TTM US$2.5 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.62%
Return on equity TTM 2376.33%
Profit margin 6.1%
Book value 11.403
Market capitalisation US$30.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Ball Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Ball Corporation.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Ball Corporation's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.4

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Ball Corporation's overall score of 15.4 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Ball Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Ball Corporation's environmental score

Environmental score: 11.02/100

Ball Corporation's environmental score of 11.02 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ball Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ball Corporation's social score

Social score: 1.21/100

Ball Corporation's social score of 1.21 puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Ball Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Ball Corporation's governance score

Governance score: 1.59/100

Ball Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 2nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Ball Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Ball Corporation's controversy score

Controversy score: 1/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Ball Corporation scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Ball Corporation has managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Ball Corporation was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 15.4
Total ESG percentile 8.8
Environmental score 11.02
Environmental score percentile 2
Social score 1.21
Social score percentile 2
Governance score 1.59
Governance score percentile 2
Level of controversy 1

Ball Corporation share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 21.02% of net profits

Recently Ball Corporation has paid out, on average, around 21.02% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.84% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Ball Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 0.84% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ball Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.65 per share.

While Ball Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Ball Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Ball Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 15 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 November 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Ball Corporation's shares ever split?

Ball Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 17 May 2017. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Ball Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Ball Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Ball Corporation's share price.

Ball Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Ball Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$77.7876 up to US$98.09. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Ball Corporation's is 0.4701. This would suggest that Ball Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Ball Corporation overview

Ball Corporation supplies aluminum packaging products for the beverage, personal care, and household products industries in the United States, Brazil, and internationally. It operates through four segments: Beverage Packaging, North and Central America; Beverage Packaging, Europe, Middle East and Africa; Beverage Packaging, South America; and Aerospace. The company manufactures and sells aluminum beverage containers to fillers of carbonated soft drinks, beer, energy drinks, and other beverages. It also develops spacecraft, sensors and instruments, radio frequency systems, and other technologies and products for the civil, commercial, and national security aerospace markets, as well as offers defense hardware, antenna and video tactical solutions, civil and operational space hardware, and systems engineering services. In addition, the company designs, manufactures, and tests satellites, remote sensors, and ground station control hardware and software; and provides launch vehicle integration and satellite operational services. Further, it provides target identification, warning, and attitude control systems and components; cryogenic systems and associated sensor cooling devices; star trackers; and fast-steering mirrors to the government agencies and prime contractors. Additionally, the company manufactures and sells extruded aluminum aerosol containers, aluminum cups, and aluminum slugs. Ball Corporation was founded in 1880 and is headquartered in Westminster, Colorado.

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