Institutional Ownership And Insider Trading At Ball Corporation (BLL)

Lloyd Doyle
January 19, 2018

Corsair Capital Management Lp acquired 69,234 shares as Ball Corp (BLL)'s stock rose 9.29%. There has been an observed change of -9.73% in the ownership of the shares in the past six months. Ball Corporation's dividend payout ratio is 25.62%. The stock increased 0.90% or $0.34 during the last trading session, reaching $38.24. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), at its latest closing price of $37.90, it has a price-to-book ratio of 3.76, compared to an industry average at 2.28. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Mrj Capital Inc increased Ball Corp (BLL) stake by 16.55% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. The stock decreased 3.15% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $2.15. Morgan Stanley owns 353,884 shares. Of those analysts, 8 rate stock as a Strong Buy, 1 rate it as Hold, and just no analyst rates it as a Moderate Sell. Therefore 40% are positive.

1/16/2018-Jefferies Group Reiterated Rating of Hold. The stock has "Overweight" rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, August 22. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Friday, April 21 by Wells Fargo. TheStreet downgraded shares of Ball from a "b-" rating to a "c+" rating in a report on Thursday, December 14th. Jefferies maintained Sony Corporation (NYSE:SNE) on Wednesday, September 13 with "Buy" rating. The rating was initiated by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform" on Friday, September 9.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.05 in 2017 Q3. By looking at the Volatility of the company, Week Volatility is at 0.89%, whereas Month Volatility stands at 1.04%. About 1.86 million shares traded. 17 funds opened positions while 47 raised stakes. Center Coast Advsr Limited Partnership has invested 4.69% in NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS). Thompson Siegel And Walmsley Limited Liability, a Virginia-based fund reported 15,678 shares. Wealthtrust invested in 12,956 shares. Kbc Nv reported 150,798 shares. KeyCorp reissued a "hold" rating on shares of Ball in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Victory stated it has 0.46% in Parsley Energy, Inc. The industrial products company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by ($0.07). United Services Automobile Association reported 0.01% stake. Thompson Davis & has 0.02% invested in NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS). Parametric Portfolio Associates Ltd Liability holds 0.03% or 642,347 shares. Ww Asset Mgmt stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Parsley Energy, Inc. North Carolina-based Novare Management Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.49% in NuStar Energy L.P. (NYSE:NS). Gotham Asset Mgmt Lc holds 0.04% or 68,994 shares. The number of shares traders wanted to buy or sell BLL was around 4.12 million shares compared with the full-day average over the past 30 days of 2.7 million shares. About 5.52 million shares traded or 28.34% up from the average. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Ball by 8.3% in the 3rd quarter.

A number of other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Tcp Cap Corp (NASDAQ:TCPC) was reduced too. The total amount of shares outstanding is 347.88 million, giving the company a market capitalization of about 13.18 billion. The Company operates in four segments: metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, and aerospace and technologies.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 insider sales for $3.93 million activity.

Shares of Ball (NYSE:BLL) opened at $38.39 on Wednesday. MORRISON SCOTT C sold 13,249 shares worth $534,551. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 42,598 shares of the industrial products company's stock worth $1,759,000 after acquiring an additional 2,843 shares in the last quarter. Therefore 64% are positive. Ball Corporation had 36 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, November 3 by Robert W. Baird. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. On Wednesday, July 6 the stock rating was upgraded by Deutsche Bank to "Buy". BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Thursday, April 13 report. Williams Capital Group maintained it with "Buy" rating and $3900 target in Thursday, August 3 report. They issued a "buy" rating and a $50.00 price target on the stock. On Friday, June 2 the stock rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold". The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets with "Hold" on Friday, July 7. Its down 6.30, from 7.64 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 27 investors sold BLL shares while 116 reduced holdings. Finally, BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in shares of Ball Corporation by 29.0% in the second quarter. 61,480 are owned by First Merchants Corp. Fmr Limited Liability Company has invested 0.08% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL).

Before trading, trader, investor or shareholder must have an eye on stock's historical performance. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 0.41% of Ball worth $58,877,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Old Mutual Customised Solutions (Proprietary) Ltd invested in 0.09% or 15,914 shares. The Relative Volume value measured for Ball Corporation stands at 1.53. 51,713 are held by Panagora Asset Management. Illinois-based First Midwest Comml Bank Division has invested 0.07% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Vanguard Grp Incorporated Inc holds 0.07% or 35.75M shares in its portfolio. Bokf Na holds 0.04% or 32,713 shares.

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