NEW YORK (
) -- The ex-dividend date for
) is tomorrow, August 30, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 7 cents per share. At a price of $35.51 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 0.8%.
The average volume for Ball has been 1.8 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ball has a market cap of $5.7 billion and is part of the
industry. Shares are up 2.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday.
Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging to the beverage, food, and household products industries worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 11.1, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Ball as a
. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, robust revenue growth, notable return on equity and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally poor debt management on most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full