Is Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)’s Fuel Running High? Reports Show Less Sellers

September 17, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Is Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL)’s Fuel Running High? Reports Show Less Sellers

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.98 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.34, from 1.32 in 2016Q3. It is negative, as 43 investors sold Ball Corporation shares while 138 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 130 raised stakes. 143.12 million shares or 4.22% more from 137.32 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Retirement Sys Of Alabama invested in 85,276 shares or 0.04% of the stock. Invesco Ltd has 905,932 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Ltd Llc owns 2,467 shares. Virtus Advisers reported 5,743 shares. Brinker Capital stated it has 0.12% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Utah Retirement System holds 0.06% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 31,202 shares. Citigroup holds 0% or 23,568 shares in its portfolio. Aperio Gp Ltd Llc holds 73,109 shares. Plante Moran Fin Advsr Lc has invested 0% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Ionic Mgmt Ltd Liability Corp reported 82,863 shares. Bartlett & Limited Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 1,486 shares. Hanson Mcclain Inc accumulated 75 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement System owns 0.05% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 227,612 shares. Loring Wolcott Coolidge Fiduciary Advsr Llp Ma accumulated 1,225 shares. Virginia Retirement System Et Al holds 0.04% or 38,000 shares in its portfolio.

Since April 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 8 selling transactions for $3.19 million activity. HAYES JOHN A sold $219,048 worth of stock. $79,745 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) shares were sold by Fisher Daniel William. The insider Pauley Lisa Ann sold 20,960 shares worth $869,329.

The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) registered a decrease of 0.41% in short interest. BLL’s total short interest was 22.26M shares in September as published by FINRA. Its down 0.41% from 22.35 million shares, reported previously. With 1.95 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 11 days to cover their BLL’s short positions. The short interest to Ball Corporation’s float is 12.98%.

The stock increased 0.30% or $0.12 on September 15, reaching $40.53. About 2.12 million shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Ball Corporation is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage, food, personal care and household products industries. The company has market cap of $14.26 billion. The Company’s packaging products are produced for a range of end uses and are manufactured in facilities around the world. It has a 66.91 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include beverage packaging, North and Central America; beverage packaging, South America; beverage packaging, Europe; food and aerosol packaging; aerospace, and other.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 60% are positive. Ball Corporation had 24 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, July 18 by Deutsche Bank. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 9 by Jefferies. The company was upgraded on Thursday, March 31 by JP Morgan. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, August 5. As per Tuesday, November 10, the company rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Friday, July 7. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Jefferies. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, August 25 by BMO Capital Markets. Jefferies maintained Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) rating on Thursday, August 3. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $4900 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained it with “Hold” rating and $79 target in Thursday, April 13 report.

More important recent Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) news were published by: which released: “Ball Corp. to close Birmingham plant, lay off 91 workers” on August 31, 2017, also published article titled: “Ball Corp’s (BLL) Unit Delivers JPSS-1 Weather Satellite”, published: “Ball Corporation (BLL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 30, 2017” on August 29, 2017. More interesting news about Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) was released by: and their article: “Bear Of The Day: Ball Corporation (BLL)” with publication date: September 15, 2017.

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