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Ball Corp.

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Ball Corp. sees tax reform lowering effective tax rate on comparable earnings

"Our 2017 free cash flow exceeded $920 million supported by approximately $325 million in year-over-year working capital reductions. The company's EVA discipline and relentless attention on our balance sheet will result in multi-year returns of value to shareholders in 2018 and beyond. Year-end net debt of $6.5 billion was nearly $400 million lower versus last year despite $275 million of higher year-over-year foreign exchange rates on our foreign currency-denominated debt, pension funding of approximately $200 million, and $205 million of combined share repurchases and dividends. In 2018, our free cash flow is estimated to be in the range of $900 million after capital spending of at least $600 million, and our initial estimates are to return approximately $500 million to shareholders in the form of share buybacks and dividends," said Scott Morrison, senior vice president and CFO. "Our company finished the year very strong and we were in line with or above the financial goals we set out for the newly combined business in mid-2016. Aluminum packaging continues to be consumers' package of choice. We are encouraged by the U.S. Tax Cuts and Jobs Act's potential to stimulate the U.S. middle class, which should benefit our end markets, and we estimate the Act will lower our global effective tax rate on comparable earnings from approximately 25 percent in 2017 to approximately 23 percent in 2018. As we look forward, our synergy capture plans remain on track and we expect to make continued progress in 2018 as we drive toward our 2019 goals of $2 billion of comparable EBITDA and in excess of $1 billion of free cash flow," Hayes said.

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BLL Ball Corp.
$36.93

0.42 (1.15%)

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On The Fly: Top five analyst downgrades
Catch up on today's top five analyst downgrades with this list compiled by The Fly: 1. D.R. Horton (DHI) downgraded to Market Perform from Outperform at Keefe Bruyette. 2. Ball Corp. (BLL) and Silgan Holdings (SLGN) were downgraded to Underweight from Sector Weight at KeyBanc. 3. Ciena (CIEN) downgraded to Neutral from Overweight at Piper Jaffray with analyst Troy Jensen saying he sees 2018 being a more challenging year for the company. 4. Sigma Designs (SIGM) was downgraded to Hold from Buy at Lake Street, Benchmark, and Craig-Hallum. 5. HollyFrontier (HFC) downgraded to Underperform from Neutral at BofA/Merrill with analyst Doug Leggate citing full valuation. This list is just a portion of The Fly's full analyst coverage. To see The Fly's full Street Research coverage, click here.
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Vertical Research analyst Chip Dillon upgraded Ball Crop to Buy from Hold citing the recent drop in shares and maintained a $44 price target
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Ball Corp. upgraded to Buy from Neutral at Citi
Citi analyst Anthony Pettinari upgraded Ball Corp. to Buy and raised his price target for the shares to $45 from $43. The analyst views the recent selloff as overdone and sees an attractive entry point at current share levels. He also sees a "compelling setup" into Ball's Q4 results.
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Silgan Holdings downgraded to Underweight from Neutral at JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Tyler Langton downgraded Silgan Holdings (SLGN) to Underweight and lowered his price target for the shares to $30 from $32. The analyst cites valuation for the downgrade, noting Silgan is trading at a premium to Crown Holdings (CCK) on a free cash flow yield basis despite its lower margins and growth potential. The analyst names Berry Global (BERY), Ball Corp. (BLL) and Crown Holdings his top Packaging picks for 2018. He sees the sector's earnings growth rebounding this year.

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AGN

Allergan

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