More than 300 employees will be looking for work or starting new jobs come April 1 after Wednesday's announcement that the Ball Corporation Facility in Weirton will close its doors at the end of March . More than 300 employees will be looking for work or starting new jobs come April 1 after Wednesday's announcement that the Ball Corporation Facility in Weirton will close its doors at the end of March.
Bokf Na reduced its stake in shares of Ball Corporation by 1.4% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 17,359 shares of the company's stock after selling 249 shares during the period.
Ball Aerospace and the University of Colorado Boulder on Tuesday announced they have signed a five-year agreement that will help students and faculty to work with Ball Aerospace to carry out sponsored research and contribute to Ball Aerospace's talent pipeline and partner on projects. The Master University Research Agreement will apply to a variety of activities, including government-sponsored research and development work, Ball Aerospace-funded work, consulting services and student design projects.
Today's top gainers include the company Ball Corporation which is in the industry Packaging & Containers , gaining 0.44% today. In the last week its performance is 1.99%, and -2.79% for the past quarter.
Ball Corporation has received a consensus recommendation of "Buy" from the eleven research firms that are presently covering the firm. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating on the company.
According to Zacks, "Aon remains exposed to heavy debt burden and associated interest expenses that are increasing borrowing costs and financial risks for the company over several quarters. These headwinds are reflected in the company's share price performance which have gained 32% in 2016, lower than 35% gained by the Zacks-categorized Insurance Brokers industry.
As the stock market is at an all-time high, with a rich valuation, the risk/reward profile of some corporate bonds is much more attractive than that of stocks right now. As interest rates are still near record-low levels, I consider the 4.2% annual yield to maturity of the almost 7-year bonds of Ball Corporation quite attractive.