Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Yesterday, Dec. 5, 2013, 115 U.S. common stocks issued filings of shares being bought or sold by insiders. The transactions ranged in value from $322.40 to $43,442,751.80. Highlighted Stocks Traded by Insiders: Ball Corporation (BLL) - FREE Research Report Hayes John A who is Chairman, President & C.E.O.. at Ball Corporation sold 20,000 shares at $49.47 on Dec. 5, 2013. Following this transaction, the Chairman, President & C.E.O.. owned 184,096 shares meaning that the stake was reduced by 9.8% with the 20,000-share transaction. The shares most recently traded at $49.86, up $0.39, or 0.78% since the insider transaction. Historical insider transactions for Ball Corporation go as follows:
4-Week # shares sold: 525
12-Week # shares sold: 525
24-Week # shares sold: 17,725
The average volume for Ball Corporation has been 909,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Ball Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 10.23% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Ball Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, supplies metal packaging products to the beverage, food, personal care, and household products industries in the United States and internationally. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 1.05%. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.9. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Ball Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. Exclusive Offer: Get the latest Stock Analysis on BLL - FREETheStreet Quant Ratings rates Ball Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Ball Corporation Ratings Report from TheStreet Quant Ratings now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.