As Ball Corp (BLL) Valuation Rose, Chilton Investment Co LLC Boosted Stake by $49.43 Million

October 13, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Investors sentiment increased to 7.64 in 2017 Q2. Its up 6.58, from 1.06 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 38 investors sold BLL shares while 9 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 297 raised stakes. 585.36 million shares or 303.31% more from 145.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Limited Liability Co stated it has 59,699 shares. Fortaleza Asset invested 0.72% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Nationwide Fund Advsr has 99,976 shares. Toronto Dominion Retail Bank holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) for 118,833 shares. 48,703 are held by Lpl Financial Lc. First Merchants owns 63,180 shares for 0.74% of their portfolio. Bokf Na holds 0.05% or 33,945 shares in its portfolio. California Pub Employees Retirement has invested 0.05% in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Hightower Advsrs Lc reported 36,584 shares. Three Peaks Management Ltd holds 1.81% or 289,969 shares. Comerica Bancshares owns 103,678 shares. Churchill has 0.05% invested in Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL). Everence Capital holds 12,508 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Pictet Asset Mgmt Ltd holds 0.05% or 402,533 shares in its portfolio. Kbc Nv accumulated 53,272 shares.

Since May 4, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 selling transactions for $3.00 million activity. Fisher Daniel William also sold $79,745 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) shares. Pauley Lisa Ann sold $869,329 worth of stock or 20,960 shares. $219,048 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) was sold by HAYES JOHN A. HOOVER R DAVID sold $402,200 worth of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Monday, May 22.

Richard Chilton increased its stake in Ball Corp (BLL) by 99.65% based on its latest 2017Q2 regulatory filing with the SEC. Chilton Investment Co Llc bought 1.18M shares as the company’s stock rose 9.29% with the market. The hedge fund run by Richard Chilton held 2.36 million shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q2, valued at $99.54M, up from 1.18 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Chilton Investment Co Llc who had been investing in Ball Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.89 billion market cap company. The stock rose 0.19% or $0.08 reaching $42.32 per share. About 1.24 million shares traded. Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has risen 12.13% since October 13, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 4.57% the S&P500.

Chilton Investment Co Llc, which manages about $5.22 billion and $2.60 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Cbre Group Inc (NYSE:CBG) by 886,786 shares to 26,552 shares, valued at $966,000 in 2017Q2, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Old Dominion Fght Lines Inc (NASDAQ:ODFL) by 34,747 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 352,011 shares, and cut its stake in Brown Forman Corp (NYSE:BF.B).

More recent Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) news were published by: Zacks.com which released: “Bear Of The Day: Ball Corporation (BLL)” on September 15, 2017. Also Zacks.com published the news titled: “Ball Corporation to Cease Production at Springdale Plant” on October 02, 2017. Finance.Yahoo.com‘s news article titled: “6 Reasons to Dump Ball Corporation (BLL) Stock Right Now” with publication date: September 19, 2017 was also an interesting one.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Ball Corporation had 28 analyst reports since October 15, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Wells Fargo on Thursday, December 3. The firm has “Buy” rating by Vertical Research given on Friday, February 3. The rating was maintained by BMO Capital Markets on Wednesday, July 19 with “Hold”. Citigroup initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $77 target in Friday, July 29 report. As per Thursday, March 31, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. On Friday, August 5 the stock rating was downgraded by Vertical Research to “Hold”. Jefferies maintained Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) on Friday, June 23 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) earned “Hold” rating by BMO Capital Markets on Thursday, April 13. As per Wednesday, December 9, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The stock of Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 10 by Robert W. Baird.

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