Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is tomorrow, August 30, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $41.73 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1%. The average volume for Ball has been 878,400 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ball has a market cap of $6.49 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products for the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.6, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio 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 solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Ball Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.