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 highest price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 19.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 35, which equates to a potential downside of -16.45 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.03 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.6 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BLL has a PEG ratio of 0.56.

BLL has a 52-week high of 43.06 and a 52-week low of 34.89. Today's price is 20.06 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.72 percent lower than its 52-week high. BLL has a P/E 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.