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Ball Corporation (BLL) downgraded to Neutral by Longbow

Posted on: Friday,  Jun 12, 2009  10:25 AM ET by Longbow

Longbow rated Neutral Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) on 06/12/2009. Previously Longbow rated Buy Ball Corporation
(NYSE: BLL) on 07/25/2008., when the stock price was $22.74. Since then, Ball Corporation has lost 6.20% of its value until Longbow rated BLL Buy on 06/12/2009, when the price was $21.33. .

Ball Corporation (Ball), is a supplier of metal and plastic packaging, to the beverages, food and household product industries. The Company also supply aerospace and other technologies and services to governmental and commercial customers within its aerospace and technologies segment (Ball Aerospace). The Company?s product lines of aluminum and steel beverage cans, contributed approximately 75% of the total revenues, for the year ended December 31, 2008. The Company sells its packaging products primarily to beverage, food and household products companies. The Company operates in five segments: metal beverage packaging, Americas and Asia; metal beverage packaging, Europe; metal food and household products packaging, Americas; plastic packaging, Americas, and aerospace and technologies. On October 30, 2008, the Company announced the closure of its metal beverage can plants in Kansas City, Missouri, and Guayama, Puerto Rico.

Longbow Research is an independent institutional equity research firm based in Cleveland, OH. We provide bottom up fundamental research to over 200 institutional accounts throughout the U.S. and Canada. Our coverage list consists primarily of mid-cap NYSE-listed names, although we also cover a substantial list of small and large cap companies. Our sector focus is on basic materials, industrial, consumer, technology, health care and consumer/business services.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
7/27/2012 8:25 AM Buy
41.41 48.00
as of 12/31/2009
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD up  2.57 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
10/12/2011 10:25 AM Buy
33.57 46.00
4/29/2011 10:25 AM Buy
37.27 48.00
10/29/2010 8:25 AM Buy
30.89 35.50
2/26/2010 9:25 AM Buy
26.90 33.50
6/12/2009 10:25 AM Hold
7/25/2008 9:25 AM Buy
22.74 31.50

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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