Ball Corporation (BLL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 30, 2013

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Ball Corporation ( BLL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 17, 2013. Shareholders who purchased BLL stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 30% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $44.5, the dividend yield is 1.17%.

The previous trading day's last sale of BLL was $44.5, representing a -8.25% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.50 and a 14.16% increase over the 52 week low of $38.98.

BLL is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Rock-Tenn Company ( RKT ). BLL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.47. Zacks Investment Research reports BLL's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 4.28%, compared to an industry average of 16.1%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the BLL Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to BLL through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have BLL as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Basic Materials ( PYZ )
  • iShares KLD Select Social Index Fund ( KLD ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KLD with an increase of 14.91% over the last 100 days. PYZ has the highest percent weighting of BLL at 2.66%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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Referenced Stocks: BLL , KLD , KMB , PYZ , RKT

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