Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). The company's stock saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Ball’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.
What's the opportunity in Ball?
According to my valuation model, Ball seems to be fairly priced at around 12.85% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Ball today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $52.24, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. In addition to this, Ball has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.
Can we expect growth from Ball?
Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. Ball’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 82%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? BLL’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on BLL, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Ball. You can find everything you need to know about Ball in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Ball, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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