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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$81.02 after a previous close of US$80.46. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD80.33 to a high of USD81.57. The latest price was USD81.53 (25 minute delay). Ball Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$82.54, 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.
- 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.
What's in this guide?
- Ball Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Ball Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Ball Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Ball Corporation shares?
- Is Ball Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Ball Corporation shares over-valued?
- Ball Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Ball Corporation shares?
- Does Ball Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Ball Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Ball Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BLL stocks over time.
Ball Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$65.7889 - US$102.2357|
|50-day moving average||US$88.18|
|200-day moving average||US$89.0553|
|Dividend yield||US$0.6 (0.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$2.289|
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Ball Corporation price performance over time
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-8.50%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||-3.67%|
|6 months (2020-12-14)||-9.71%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||19.32%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||24.64%|
|3 years (2018-06-14)||121.07%|
|5 years (2016-06-14)||126.69%|
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 35x. In other words, Ball Corporation shares trade at around 35x 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 4.3713. 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 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$12.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||10.74%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.5 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||24.27%|
|Market capitalisation||US$26.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Ball Corporation shares
There are currently 8.5 million Ball Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Ball Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 12.5% down from 9.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Ball Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Ball Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Ball Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Ball Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Ball Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Ball Corporation's SIR currently stands at 5.16. In other words for every 100,000 Ball Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5160 shares are currently held short.
However Ball Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Ball Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Ball Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Ball Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Ball Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0295% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Ball Corporation shares, roughly 30 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Ball Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Ball Corporation stock.
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 12/31/2018) 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
|Total ESG score||15.4|
|Total ESG percentile||8.8|
|Environmental score percentile||2|
|Social score percentile||2|
|Governance score percentile||2|
|Level of controversy||1|
Ball Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 19.54% of net profits
Recently Ball Corporation has paid out, on average, around 19.54% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.74% 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 0.74% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Ball Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 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 14 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Ball Corporation's shares ever split?
Ball Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 16 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$65.7889 up to US$102.2357. 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 0.4277. 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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