Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) shares fell to a low of $89.31 before closing at $90.26. Intraday shares traded counted 0.99 million, which was 42.96% higher than its 30-day average trading volume of 1.73M. BLL’s previous close was $89.68 while the outstanding shares total 325.99M. The firm has a beta of 0.48, a 12-month trailing P/E ratio of 82.05, and a growth ratio of 7.63. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 73.18, with weekly volatility at 1.72% and ATR at 2.06. The BLL stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $51.26 and a $91.00 high. The stock traded higher over the last trading session, gaining 0.65% on 10/13/20.
Investors have identified the Packaging & Containers company Ball Corporation as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $29.06 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
Ball Corporation (BLL) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
When analyzing a stock, the first fundamental thing to take into account is the balance sheet. How healthy the balance sheet of a company is will determine if the company will be able to carry out all its financial and non-financial obligations and also keep the faith of its investors. For BLL, the company has in raw cash 643.0 million on their books with 523.0 million currently as liabilities. How the trend is over time is what investors should be concerned about. The company has a healthy balance sheet as their debt profile has been on an incline. In terms of their assets, the company currently has 4010000000 million total, with 4126000000 million as their total liabilities.
BLL were able to record -679.0 million as free cash flow during the third quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by -1.15 billion. In cash movements, the company had a total of -232.0 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for Ball Corporation (BLL)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the third quarter of the year, Ball Corporation recorded a total of 2.8 billion in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -7.71% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the third quarter increasing by 0.57%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 2.23 billion trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 571.0 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 325.99M with the revenue now reading 0.28 cents per share. This is a figure that is close to analyst’s prediction for their fourth quarter (0.57 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 2.53 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on BLL sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of BLL attractive?
In related news, VP,GEN COUNSEL & CORP SEC, BAKER CHARLES E sold 23,146 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Sep 02. The sale was performed at an average price of 81.91, for a total value of 1,895,778. As the sale deal closes, the Sr. VP BallCorp & Pres. BATC, STRAIN ROBERT D now sold 7,887 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 610,496. Also, Vice President & Controller, Carey Nate C sold 3,046 shares of the company’s stock in a deal that was recorded on Aug 18. The shares were price at an average price of 76.05 per share, with a total market value of 231,636. Following this completion of acquisition, the Vice President & Treasurer, Knobel Jeff A now holds 35,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 2,554,384. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.40%.
9 out of 15 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 4 have maintained a Hold recommendation on Ball Corporation. 1 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the BLL stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $88.71.