How Worried Should Investors Be About Ball Corp. (BALL)

Ball Corp. (NYSE:BALL) does about 2.12M shares in volume on a normal day but saw 1336226 shares change hands in Monday trading. The company now has a market cap of 18.60B USD. Its current market price is $59.92, marking an increase of 0.47% compared to the previous close of $59.64. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $71.32 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $42.81.

Ball Corp. (BALL) has a 20-day trading average at $62.87 and the current price is -15.98% off the 52-week high compared with 39.97% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $66.67 and its 200-day simple moving average is $59.35. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.56%, which increases to 2.38% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 30.57 to suggest the stock is neutral.

The consensus objective for the share price is $72.29, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 17.11% over the period.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on June 25, 2024 when Truist upgraded the stock to “Buy” and issued a price target of between $67 and $76. Barclays downgraded the stock to “Equal Weight” from Overweight on April 04, 2024 at a price target of $66-$71. Citigroup resumed its price target at $70.

Ball Corp. (BALL) stock is down -0.17% over the week and -14.39% over the past month. Its price is 4.17% year-to-date and 6.51% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 3/31/2024, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of 0.61 below consensus estimates by -0.01. The company’s next earnings report forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at 0.71 and 3.07 for whole year. Expected sales for next quarter are $3.19B, which analysts say will come at $12.25B for the current fiscal year and next year at $12.65B. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $3.09B.

To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 17.11 percent from here.

The company has a return on investment of -3.66% and return on equity of 11.11%. The forward price to earnings ratio is 17.11. The beta has a value of 0.85. Price to book ratio is 2.57 and price to sales ratio is 1.39.