Lodge Hill Capital adds Ball Corporation (BLL) to its portfolio

Ball Corporation (BLL) : Lodge Hill Capital added new position in Ball Corporation during the most recent quarter end. The investment management firm now holds 780,400 shares of Ball Corporation which is valued at $56.3 Million , the company said in a statement filed on May 13, 2016 with the SEC.Ball Corporation makes up approximately 10.53% of Lodge Hill Capital’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Sg Americas Securities reduced its stake in BLL by selling 46,948 shares or 83.67% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 9,166 shares of BLL which is valued at $661,235. Ball Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Sg Americas Securities’s portfolio.Bb&t Securities boosted its stake in BLL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,092 additional shares and now holds a total of 10,472 shares of Ball Corporation which is valued at $755,450. Ball Corporation makes up approx 0.01% of Bb&t Securities’s portfolio.Isthmus Partners reduced its stake in BLL by selling 370 shares or 0.44% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 82,909 shares of BLL which is valued at $6 Million. Ball Corporation makes up approx 1.99% of Isthmus Partners’s portfolio.Andra Ap-fonden reduced its stake in BLL by selling 6,000 shares or 14.46% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 35,500 shares of BLL which is valued at $2.5 Million. Ball Corporation makes up approx 0.07% of Andra Ap-fonden’s portfolio.

Ball Corporation opened for trading at $71.9 and hit $72.63 on the upside on Wednesday, eventually ending the session at $72.09, with a gain of 0.46% or 0.33 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 7,74,660 shares. Company has a market cap of $10,218 M.

On the company’s financial health, Ball Corporation reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.10 based on the information available during the earnings call on Apr 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.69. The company had revenue of $1756.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $1881.80 million. The company’s revenue was down -8.7 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.69 EPS.

Investors should note that on Apr 27, 2016, Ball Corporation announced a cash dividend of $0.1300. The company’s management has announced May 27, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Jun 1, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Jun 15, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Ball Corporation. JP Morgan Upgraded Ball Corporation on Mar 31, 2016 to ” Overweight”, Price Target of the shares are set at $79.

Ball Corporation (Ball) is a supplier of metal packaging to the beverage food personal care and household products industries. The Company operates in four segments. The metal beverage packaging Americas and Asia segment consists of operations in the United States Canada Brazil and the PRC which manufacture aluminum containers used in beverage packaging. . The metal beverage packaging Europe segment consists of operations in Europe which manufacture and sell metal beverage containers. The metal food and household products packaging segment consists of operations in the United States Europe Canada Mexico and Argentina that manufacture and sell metal food aerosol paint general line and extruded aluminum containers decorative specialty containers and aluminum slugs. The aerospace and technologies segment consists of the manufacture and sale of aerospace and other related products and services provided for the defense civil space and commercial space industries.

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