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.

Investment analysts gave a few 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 potential capital losses of -16.45 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.03 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.6 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BLL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 53.76 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BLL is 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $14.81 billion. BLL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.