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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BLL. The most optimistic price target was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 19.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying potential capital losses of -16.45 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0.03 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.6 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BLL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 53.76 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

BLL has traded between a high of 43.06 and a low of 34.89 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.06 percent, and below the high by 2.72 percent. 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.