Analyst Ratings for Ball Corp. (BLL)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Ball Corp. (NYSE:BLL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, BLL was issued an average rating of Overweight.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave BLL a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BLL. The maximum price target given was 50, implying a possible profit of 19.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying a possible loss of -16.45 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.03 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BLL to grow at a rate of 53.76 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BLL has a PEG ratio of 0.56.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BLL hit 43.06 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 34.89. Today's price is 20.06 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.72 percent below the high. BLL has a price/earnings ratio of 30.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BLL value stock report compares BLL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BLL is $14.81 billion. BLL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.