Ball Stock To Go Ex-dividend Tomorrow (BLL)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is tomorrow, February 28, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $39.65 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%.

The average volume for Ball has been 1.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Ball has a market cap of $6.14 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 11.4% 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 15.1, above the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio of 14.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates Ball as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. 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 Ball Ratings Report.

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