Ratio Analysis: Unpacking Ball Corp. (BALL)’s Price-to-Cash and Price-to-Free Cash Flow

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After finishing at $59.64 in the prior trading day, Ball Corp. (NYSE: BALL) closed at $59.92, up 0.47%. In other words, the price has increased by $0.47 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.34 million shares were traded. BALL stock price reached its highest trading level at $60.46 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $59.75.


Our goal is to gain a better understanding of BALL by taking a closer look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 10.73 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 531.37. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.93 and its Current Ratio is at 1.21. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.84 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.79.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Truist on June 25, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $76 from $67 previously.

On April 04, 2024, Barclays Downgraded its rating to Equal Weight which previously was Overweight and also upped its target price recommendation from $66 to $71.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 17 ’24 when Mariani Pedro Henrique sold 5,000 shares for $69.90 per share. The transaction valued at 349,486 led to the insider holds 9,844 shares of the business.

Fisher Daniel William bought 3,869 shares of BALL for $249,767 on Mar 14 ’24. The President & C.E.O. now owns 111,866 shares after completing the transaction at $64.56 per share. On Nov 21 ’23, another insider, Lewis Ronald J., who serves as the SR VP & COO of the company, bought 4,637 shares for $53.91 each. As a result, the insider paid 249,976 and bolstered with 29,797 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, BALL now has a Market Capitalization of 18597849088 and an Enterprise Value of 23100835840. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 1.39 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 2.57. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 1.659 whereas that against EBITDA is 11.28.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for BALL is 0.85, which has changed by 0.06638193 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2553556 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, BALL has reached a high of $71.32, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $42.81. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -10.26%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 1.03%.

Shares Statistics:

The stock has traded on average 2.12M shares per day over the past 3-months and 2010460 shares per day over the last 10 days, according to various share statistics. A total of 315.69M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 308.55M. Insiders hold about 0.59% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 87.03% stake in the company. Shares short for BALL as of 1718323200 were 7340001 with a Short Ratio of 3.46, compared to 1715731200 on 7573453. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 7340001 and a Short% of Float of 2.7.

Dividends & Splits

In the trailing 12 months, BALL’s forward annual dividend rate was 0.8, compared to 0.80 this year. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.013413817The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 1.03. The current Payout Ratio is 35.87% for BALL, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-06-03 with an ex-dividend date of 1717372800. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2017-05-17 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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