Ball Corporation ( BLL ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 26, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.13 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 15, 2016. Shareholders who purchased BLL prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 13th quarter that BLL has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of BLL was $66.9, representing a -11.08% decrease from the 52 week high of $75.24 and a 15.44% increase over the 52 week low of $57.95.
BLL is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) and Westrock Company ( WRK ). BLL's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.14. Zacks Investment Research reports BLL's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 5.6%, compared to an industry average of 6.5%.
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