| Ball supplies aluminum packaging for the beverage, personal care and household products industries. Co. provides aerospace and other technologies and services. Co.'s main product line is aluminum beverage containers and Co. also produces extruded aluminum aerosol containers, aluminum slugs, and aluminum cups. Co.'s segments are: beverage packaging, North and Central America; beverage packaging, Europe, Middle East and Africa, and beverage packaging, South America, all of which are engaged in manufacturing and selling aluminum beverage containers; and aerospace, which manufacture and sell aerospace and other related products. We show 50 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BLL shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BLL market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BLL market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BLL's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of BLL versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BLL market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like BLL can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BLL by allowing them to research the BLL market cap history.