Having exceeded expectations last quarter by 4 cents per share, Ball (NYSE:BLL) is scheduled to report again on Thursday.
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Analysts currently expect Ball to come in with earnings of 87 cents per share on revenues of $2.35 billion. Estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 90 cents.
In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $3.38 per share between June 1, 2012 and June 19, 2012.
Company Fundamental Trends
Analysts are bullish on the stock as seven analysts rate it as a buy and there are no sell ratings. Analyst sentiment has been improving recently, as the average rating risen slightly over the past three months.
Last Quarter's Results
In the first quarter, profit fell 3.3% to $88.3 million (55 cents a share) from $91.3 million (53 cents a share) the year earlier, but exceeded analyst expectations. Revenue rose 1.6% to $2.04 billion from $2.01 billion.
Reporting Period: 2Q
Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open
EPS: 87 cents
Revenue Estimate: $2.35 billion
(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)