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Ball Corp

Ball Corp (BALL)

62.10
0.99
(1.62%)
At close: July 16 4:00PM
62.10
0.00
( 0.00% )
After Hours: 4:05PM

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Key stats and details

Current Price
62.10
Bid
-
Ask
-
Volume
993,836
61.00 Day's Range 62.22
42.81 52 Week Range 71.32
Market Cap
Previous Close
61.11
Open
61.15
Last Trade Time
16:22:15
Financial Volume
$ 61,305,778
VWAP
61.686
Average Volume (3m)
2,172,493
Shares Outstanding
310,377,752
Dividend Yield
1.29%
PE Ratio
27.27
Earnings Per Share (EPS)
2.28
Revenue
14.03B
Net Profit
707M

About Ball Corp

Ball is the world's largest metal can manufacturer with market share over 40% in its three main regions (North America, Europe, and South America). The company is focused on increasing capacity amid a wave of new developed-market demand, while also investing in faster-growing emerging-market economi... Ball is the world's largest metal can manufacturer with market share over 40% in its three main regions (North America, Europe, and South America). The company is focused on increasing capacity amid a wave of new developed-market demand, while also investing in faster-growing emerging-market economies. Ball maintains a small presence in the U.S. defense industry through its aerospace segment. Ball spun-off its glass jar business in 1993 and is now owned by Newell. The company reports four segments - beverage packaging, North and Central America (43% of revenue), beverage packaging, EMEA (25%), beverage packaging, South America (15%), aerospace (14%) - and it generated $13.8 billion in revenue in 2021. Show more

Sector
Metal Cans
Industry
Metal Cans
Website
Headquarters
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Founded
1970
Ball Corp is listed in the Metal Cans sector of the New York Stock Exchange with ticker BALL. The last closing price for Ball was $61.11. Over the last year, Ball shares have traded in a share price range of $ 42.81 to $ 71.32.

Ball currently has 310,377,752 shares outstanding. The market capitalization of Ball is $18.97 billion. Ball has a price to earnings ratio (PE ratio) of 27.27.

BALL Latest News

Ball to Announce Second Quarter Earnings on August 1, 2024

Ball to Announce Second Quarter Earnings on August 1, 2024 PR Newswire WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 27, 2024 WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 27, 2024Β  /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BALL) will...

Listen Live to Ball Corporation Management Briefing at 2024 Investor Day

Listen Live to Ball Corporation Management Briefing at 2024 Investor Day PR Newswire WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 11, 2024 WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 11, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE:...

Ball Corporation Board Appoints Aaron Erter as Director

Ball Corporation Board Appoints Aaron Erter as Director PR Newswire WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 3, 2024 WESTMINSTER, Colo., June 3, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BALL) board of...

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BALL Discussion

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Monksdream Monksdream 5 months ago
BALL new 52 week high
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Monksdream Monksdream 5 months ago
BALL new 52 week high
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riha riha 11 months ago
so, is it in the $50 range for good?
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HappyMistakes HappyMistakes 4 years ago
Curious how COVID has changed the production line for you guys. Any update on that?
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Pennydream Pennydream 5 years ago
Go ball
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ValueInvestor15 ValueInvestor15 7 years ago
5yr DCF imply Ball Corp $BLL has 51% upside before earnings Thursday:

DCF Analysis
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stocktrademan stocktrademan 9 years ago
$BLL recent news/filings

bullish 72.54
ascending triangle breakout and retest
hidden bullish divergence

## source: finance.yahoo.com

Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:40:02 GMT ~ Ball Corporation (BLL) Completes Brazilian JV Buyout


read full: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ball-corporation-bll-completes-brazilian-144002890.html
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 14:10:10 GMT ~ What Colorado company joins an index of LGBT equality-minded companies?

[at American City Business Journals] - Investment management firm Denver Investments said it's added 43 U.S. companies to its "Workplace Equality Index," which it says is a list of LGBT "equality-minded" corporations. Level 3 joins the other Colorado company on the list β€” Broomfield-based Ball Corp. (BLL).

read full: http://www.bizjournals.com/denver/news/2015/12/22/what-colorado-company-joins-an-index-of-lgbt.html?ana=yahoo
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:40:07 GMT ~ Ball Completes Acquisition of Brazilian Joint Venture

[at noodls] - , /PRNewswire/ -- (NYSE: BLL) today completed its acquisition of the remaining 39.9 percent minority interest in Latapack-Ball Embalagens Ltda., which supplies beverage cans and ends to the local Brazilian ...

read full: http://www.noodls.com/view/884B9851389ECCC56B288B53089171773E95A926
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Tue, 22 Dec 2015 01:21:00 GMT ~ Ball Completes Acquisition of Brazilian Joint Venture

[PR Newswire] - Latapack-Ball was founded in 1995 and was one of the most successful joint ventures in Ball's history. Approximately 5.7 million Ball common shares were issued to the main joint venture partner, Participações Industriais do Nordeste S.A. (PIN), for its controlling ownership in Latapack S.A., equivalent to a 38.1 percent economic interest in Latapack-Ball, and $17.4 million of cash was paid to the smaller joint venture partner, in exchange for their respective interests in the former joint venture. Ball is pleased to welcome PIN as a large and important shareholder.

read full: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ball-completes-acquisition-brazilian-joint-012100080.html
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Mon, 21 Dec 2015 12:00:00 GMT ~ Ball Announces Expansion at Impact Extruded Aerosol Plant in Czech Republic

[PR Newswire] - BROOMFIELD, Colo., Dec. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) today announced plans to expand its impact extruded aerosol can manufacturing plant in Velim, Czech Republic. To meet ongoing ...

read full: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/ball-announces-expansion-impact-extruded-120000865.html
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$BLL company information

## source: otcmarkets.com

Link: http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/company-info
Ticker: $BLL
OTC Market Place: Not Available
CIK code: 0000009389
Company name: Ball Corp.
Incorporated In: IN, USA

$BLL share structure

## source: otcmarkets.com

Market Value: $9,888,741,952 a/o Dec 24, 2015
Shares Outstanding: 136,321,229 a/o Oct 26, 2015
Float: Not Available
Authorized Shares: Not Available
Par Value: No Par Value

$BLL extra dd links

Company name: Ball Corp.
## STOCK DETAILS ##
After Hours Quote (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/after-hours
Option Chain (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/option-chain
Historical Prices (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/hp?s=BLL+Historical+Prices
Company Profile (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/pr?s=BLL+Profile
Industry (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/in?s=BLL+Industry

## COMPANY NEWS ##
Market Stream (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stream
Latest news (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/news - http://finance.yahoo.com/q/h?s=BLL+Headlines

## STOCK ANALYSIS ##
Analyst Research (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/analyst-research
Guru Analysis (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/guru-analysis
Stock Report (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-report
Competitors (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/competitors
Stock Consultant (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-consultant
Stock Comparison (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-comparison
Investopedia (investopedia.com): http://www.investopedia.com/markets/stocks/BLL/?wa=0
Research Reports (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/research
Basic Tech. Analysis (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ta?s=BLL+Basic+Tech.+Analysis
Barchart (barchart.com): http://www.barchart.com/quotes/stocks/BLL
DTCC (dtcc.com): http://search2.dtcc.com/?q=Ball+Corp.&x=10&y=8&sp_p=all&sp_f=ISO-8859-1
Spoke company information (spoke.com): http://www.spoke.com/search?utf8=%E2%9C%93&q=Ball+Corp.
Corporation WIKI (corporationwiki.com): http://www.corporationwiki.com/search/results?term=Ball+Corp.&x=0&y=0

## FUNDAMENTALS ##
Call Transcripts (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/call-transcripts
Annual Report (companyspotlight.com): http://www.companyspotlight.com/library/companies/keyword/BLL
Income Statement (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/financials?query=income-statement
Revenue/EPS (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/revenue-eps
SEC Filings (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/sec-filings
Edgar filings (sec.gov): http://www.sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany&CIK=0000009389&owner=exclude&count=40
Latest filings (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/filings
Latest financials (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/financials
Short Interest (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/short-interest
Dividend History (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/dividend-history
RegSho (regsho.com): http://www.regsho.com/tools/symbol_stats.php?sym=BLL&search=search
OTC Short Report (otcshortreport.com): http://otcshortreport.com/index.php?index=BLL
Short Sales (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/short-sales
Key Statistics (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ks?s=BLL+Key+Statistics
Insider Roster (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/ir?s=BLL+Insider+Roster
Income Statement (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/is?s=BLL
Balance Sheet (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/bs?s=BLL
Cash Flow (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/cf?s=BLL+Cash+Flow&annual

## HOLDINGS ##
Major holdings (cnbc.com): http://data.cnbc.com/quotes/BLL/tab/8.1
Insider transactions (yahoo.com): http://finance.yahoo.com/q/it?s=BLL+Insider+Transactions
Insider transactions (secform4.com): http://www.secform4.com/insider-trading/BLL.htm
Insider transactions (insidercrow.com): http://www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp?company=BLL
Ownership Summary (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/ownership-summary
Institutional Holdings (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/institutional-holdings
Insiders (SEC Form 4) (nasdaq.com): http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/insider-trades
Insider Disclosure (otcmarkets.com): http://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/BLL/insider-transactions

## SOCIAL MEDIA AND OTHER VARIOUS SOURCES ##
PST (pennystocktweets.com): http://www.pennystocktweets.com/stocks/profile/BLL
Market Watch (marketwatch.com): http://www.marketwatch.com/investing/stock/BLL
Bloomberg (bloomberg.com): http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/BLL:US
Morningstar (morningstar.com): http://quotes.morningstar.com/stock/s?t=BLL
Bussinessweek (businessweek.com): http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot_article.asp?ticker=BLL



$BLL DD Notes ~ http://www.ddnotesmaker.com/BLL
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Firehouse22 Firehouse22 10 years ago
I am a production line supervisor at Ball Wallkill N.Y. Been employed their for 21 yrs, what would you like to know? Funny, never looked at the Ball board until today and I have been here since last year and a major Ball stock holder.
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sgunderbarth sgunderbarth 11 years ago
Nice growth here
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Xraylives Xraylives 12 years ago
Any current employees from Ball Golden or COC here?

Just curious to hear any good skinny about what has been going on at the old canlines these days. Hard to find any good message board discussion with ball. Even Yahoo finance is like a ghost town with BLL

Xray G
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Integrates Four of Five Payloads onto STPSat-3


BOULDER, Colo., Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has successfully integrated four of the five payloads and a spacecraft de-orbit module onto STPSat-3, the Department of Defense Space Test Program's Standard Interface Vehicle (STP-SIV) slated to launch August 1, 2013. Integration of the four instruments and the MMA Design LLC De-Orbit Module was completed in 18 days.

STPSat-3 is a common spacecraft, standard payload interface series of satellites built by Ball Aerospace for the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development & Test Directorate. The standard interface vehicle supports a variety of experimental and risk reduction payloads at various low-Earth orbits. The design is based on the flight-proven Ball Configurable Platform 100 (BCP-100) which is compatible with multiple launch vehicles.

"With a build time of 47 days for STPSat-3 and 18 days for integration, our spacecraft bus continues to demonstrate its rapid production and deployment capability," said David L. Taylor, Ball Aerospace president and CEO.

The first payload integrated to the spacecraft was the NOAA Total Solar Irradiance Calibration Transfer Experiment (TCTE), built by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado, Boulder. This instrument will help determine the effects of solar radiation on Earth's climate and will provide continuity of climate data record measurements prior to the launch of the Joint Polar Satellite System in 2017. The JPSS-1 satellite is also being built by Ball Aerospace.

The additional four payloads integrated include: iMESA-R (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight); SSU (Strip Sensor Unit); and SWATS (Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer). All of the integrated instruments have been individually tested. The spacecraft is currently proceeding through space vehicle system performance testing. Arrival and installation of the final payload, J-CORE (Joint Component Research), will be completed by the end of 2012.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates, " "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Copyright 2012 PR Newswire
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Celebrates Suomi NPP One Year Anniversary


BOULDER, Colo., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (NPP) satellite built for NASA, marked one year on orbit, Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121108/LA08510)

Suomi NPP is the bridge to the next-generation U.S. civil polar-orbiting Earth-observation satellite system. It provides continuity of critical observations for accurate weather forecasting, reliable severe storm outlooks, global measurements of atmospheric and oceanic conditions such as sea surface temperatures, ozone, and more.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration uses the satellite data in models for medium- and long-term weather forecasting. Suomi NPP will also improve and extend climate measurements for 30 different environmental data records of the atmosphere, land, ocean, climate, and space environment.

Under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Ball Aerospace built the Suomi NPP satellite, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite instrument aboard the satellite, integrated all five of the spacecraft's instruments, and conducted satellite testing prior to launch. Ball Aerospace is now building the successor to Suomi NPP, the JPSS-1satellite and its OMPS instrument for a 2017 launch. JPSS satellites are being developed by NASA for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

"The Ball-built Suomi NPP satellite is delivering critical weather forecasting information as well as the data needed for technological and scientific advancement in climate and oceanographic science," said David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace. "Ball's expertise is now being leveraged for JPSS-1 to ensure these vital global observations continue uninterrupted."

Suomi NPP was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base into a sun-synchronous orbit, producing coverage of nearly the entire Earth with 14 orbits per day. Suomi NPP orbits Earth every 102 minutes, and to date has completed more than 5,000 orbits capturing data from the Earth's land, oceans and atmosphere.

On Oct. 24, 2012, the NASA/NOAA 2012 ozone measurements were released using the Ball Aerospace-built Ozone and Mapping Profiler Suite (OMPS) aboard Suomi NPP for the first time.

The NPP spacecraft is a member of the Ball Configurable Platform (BCP) family of spacecraft designed for cost-effective, remote sensing applications. Its proven design accommodates a wide range of payloads, including optical applications with sub-meter resolutions and synthetic aperture radar. The NPP spacecraft bus is the eighth of 11 spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace on the same BCP core architecture. In all, this architecture has more than 50 years of successful on-orbit operations.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Incorporates Enhanced Data Communication for JPSS-1 Satellite


BOULDER, Colo., Aug. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will incorporate essential data communication enhancements for the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1), currently under development for an early 2017 launch.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120813/LA56182)

JPSS is the Nation's next generation polar-orbiting operational environmental satellite system, procured by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), through the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). JPSS will provide continuity of observations for accurate weather and storm forecasting, vertical profiles of temperature and moisture, global measurements of atmospheric and oceanic conditions, and ozone measurements.

Ball Aerospace built Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership – the first of the JPSS-class satellites - using the IEEE 1394 (FireWire) and MIL-STD 1553 data networks to support the five-instrument payload suite. For JPSS-1, Ball is converting the NPP spacecraft design from 1394 to a SpaceWire databus protocol for use by the Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and the Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instruments. The high-speed (>200Mbp) on-board communications provided by SpaceWire mitigates 1394 obsolescence risks at the JPSS program level and can be incorporated without risking schedule. The SpaceWire databus is a point-to-point cable bus based on the IEEE 1355 standard and has successfully flown on other NASA and international space agency missions.

Ball Aerospace will also modify JPSS-1 to improve reliability and flexibility for operations by replacing the primary X-band Science Mission Data (SMD) downlink with a Ka-band telecom system transmitting to the ground communication system. A backup Ka-band SMD downlink system will be added, transmitting to NASA's Tracking and Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS), which offers possible future cost avoidance and latency improvements.

Ball is under contract to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center to design and build the JPSS-1 satellite bus, the Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument, integrate all instruments, and perform satellite-level testing and launch support. The JPSS-1 spacecraft is a member of the BCP family of spacecraft designed for cost-effective, remote sensing applications. The JPSS-1 spacecraft bus is the twelfth spacecraft built by Ball Aerospace on the BCP core architecture. In all, this architecture has more than 50 years of successful on-orbit operations.

The Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) provides global weather forecasts and long-term environmental monitoring critical to public safety, and economic and national security. JPSS will operationalize the advanced technologies currently being demonstrated on Suomi NPP, to provide enhanced Earth-observing information and environmental data. JPSS development is progressing smoothly, with an early 2017 launch anticipated for the first satellite in the JPSS series.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
http://seekingalpha.com/article/753741-ball-management-discusses-q2-2012-results-earnings-call-transcript?source=email_rt_article_title&ifp=0
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Corporation Board Declares Quarterly Dividend

Today : Thursday 26 July 2012

Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) board of directors today declared a cash dividend of 10 cents per share, payable Sept. 18, 2012, to shareholders of record on Sept. 4, 2012. Ball will announce its second quarter 2012 earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012. Conference call details are below.

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ approximately 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Conference Call Details Ball Corporation will announce its second quarter 2012 earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012, before trading begins on the New York Stock Exchange. At 9 a.m. Mountain Time on that day (11 a.m. Eastern), Ball will hold its regular quarterly conference call on the company's results and performance. The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-728-2056. International callers should dial 212-231-2905. Please use the following URL for a webcast of the live call:


For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on July 26, 2012, until 11 a.m. Mountain Time on Aug. 2, 2012. To access the replay, call 800-633-8284 (North American callers) or 402-977-9140 (international callers) and use reservation number 21598133.

A written transcript of the call will be posted within 48 hours of the call's conclusion to Ball's website at www.ball.com in the investors section under "news and presentations."
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
6:56 AM Ball (BLL): Q2 EPS of $0.89 beats by $0.02. Revenue of $2.3B (-0.6% Y/Y) misses by $60M. (
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace's STPSat-3 to Fly Solar TIM Instrument for NOAA

BOULDER, Colo., July 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will integrate the Total Irradiance Monitor (TIM), to fly aboard the STPSat-3 spacecraft built for the US Air Force (USAF). A cooperative agreement between NASA, NOAA and the USAF will allow the TIM instrument to catch a ride on STPSat-3 to be launched in 2013.

This TIM instrument was originally intended to fly as a space shuttle Hitchhiker payload as part of the University of Colorado, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP's) SORCE program. The TIM Hitchhiker instrument will measure the Sun's net energy output or total solar irradiance (TSI), continuing a 35-year climate data record that is a key component in understanding the Earth climate system.

The 2013 flight provides a continuity of measurements between the currently flying NASA SORCE program launched in January 2003, and the Total and Spectral Solar Irradiance Sensor (TSIS) mission that is now part of NOAA's JPSS program. Along with TSIS, the JPSS program incorporates a broad set of critical weather and climate measurements, and includes the nation's next state-of-the-art civil polar weather satellite, JPSS-1, also being built by Ball Aerospace in preparation for a 2017 launch.

"This cost effective solution and rapid schedule will help to mitigate the potential gap left by the loss of the Glory mission in this critically important climate data record," said David L. Taylor, President and CEO of Ball Aerospace. "The STPSat-3 was built in only 47 days, and demonstrated the outstanding flexibility of its standardized interface approach by accommodating additional payloads after the spacecraft was completed."

The TIM instrument will be one of five payloads on board the USAF STPSat-3 spacecraft when it launches aboard a Minotaur I in 2013. The launch will be part of the Operationally Responsive Space enabler launch mission (ORS-3).

The STP-SIV series of satellites built by Ball Aerospace successfully prove the concept of standard interface vehicles for the USAF Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development & Test Directorate (SMC/SD). The first in the series, STPSat-2, launched on November 19, 2010. The STP-SIV standard interface supports a variety of experimental and risk reduction payloads at different low-Earth orbits, and is compatible with multiple launch vehicles.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Announces Five Payloads for STPSat-3 Satellite
BOULDER, Colo., July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. STPSat-3 spacecraft built for the U.S. Air Force (USAF) will host five payloads and a de-orbit module when it launches in 2013.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120717/LA41140)
The STPSat series of satellites successfully proves the concept of a standard interface vehicle for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development & Test Directorate (SMC/SD). The STPSat-3 spacecraft is able to support a variety of experimental and risk reduction payloads at different low-Earth orbits and is compatible with multiple launch vehicles by utilizing the flight-proven Ball Configurable Platform 100 (BCP-100) standard interface bus.
"The STPSat-3satellite demonstrated its outstanding agility by accommodating additional payloads after the spacecraft was completed," said David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace. "Built in only 47 days, the versatility of this common spacecraft will be evidenced once again when five payloads are flown aboard STPSat-3 – two more than carried by SPTSat-2 when it launched in 2010," said David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace.
The payloads for STPSat-3 will include:
β€’iMESA-R (Integrated Miniaturized Electrostatic Analyzer Reflight), a U.S. Air Force Academy mission designed to measure plasma densities and energies
β€’J-CORE (Joint Component Research), a space phenomenology mission sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) /EO Countermeasures Technology Branch (RYMW) & Army Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC)
β€’SSU (Strip Sensor Unit), an AFRL Directed Energy (RD) experiment to provide risk reduction through on-orbit testing and operation of a sensor assembly
β€’SWATS (Small Wind and Temperature Spectrometer), a Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) mission to provide in-situ measurements of the neutral and plasma environment to characterize the Earth's ionosphere and thermosphere
β€’TCTE (TSI Calibration Transfer Experiment) , a NASA/NOAA mission to collect high accuracy, high precision measurements of Total Solar Irradiance to monitor changes in solar irradiance incident at the top the Earth's atmosphere with TCTE instrument provided by the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics
In addition, the spacecraft has new capability, the MMA Design LLC De-Orbit Module used to de-orbit the satellite in less than 25 years.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Southwest Ops Recognized with Cogswell Award

BOULDER, Colo., June 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s Southwest Operations is a 2012 recipient of the James S. Cogswell Award for outstanding security practices by defense contractors.
The Cogswell Award is the most prestigious honor in the U.S. defense industrial security field. To be considered, the facility's industrial security representative must nominate the facility, allowed only after two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings. A sustained degree of excellence and innovation must also be demonstrated in the overall security program management, implementation and oversight.
Ball's Southwest Operations is one of 26 cleared defense contractors nationwide to win the honor. There are more than 13,000 defense contractors in the United States.
"With less than one percent of all cleared contractors selected to receive this award annually, Ball Aerospace has joined a very elite group," said Rob Strain, chief operating officer, Ball Aerospace. "This award recognizes Ball's commitment to protecting our warfighter at home and abroad."
The Cogswell Award honors the late Colonel James S. Cogswell, USAF, the first chief of the Department of Defense's unified Office of Industrial Security.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
http://seekingalpha.com/news-article/2945261-significant-reductions-in-energy-use-waste-to-landfill-highlight-ball-s-third-sustainability-report?source=email_portfolio&ifp=0
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Submits Solar Electric Propulsion Concept to NASA
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BOULDER, Colo., May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has submitted its mission concept study to NASA for demonstrating solar electric propulsion (SEP) technologies in space.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120516/LA08133)
Ball Aerospace was one of five companies awarded up to $600,000 by NASA in September 2011, to formulate a mission concept to demonstrate the solar electric propulsion technologies, capabilities, and infrastructure required for sustainable and affordable human presence in space. NASA will use the studies to plan and implement a future flight demonstration mission to test and validate those science technologies and capabilities.
"Ball Aerospace recognizes the mission enabling aspect of solar electric propulsion and our customer needs for SEP solutions," said Cary Ludtke, vice president of Ball's Civil and Operational Space business unit. "We believe we're the right-sized company with the right capabilities to take this space technology to the next level."
The current study focused on developing concepts that will be using technology at NASA Technology Readiness Level (TRL) 5 or greater. Ball's mission concept supports NASA's goal to elevate SEP technologies in order to create more efficient and powerful solar-powered flight systems. Ball Aerospace worked with several companies to create an implementable solar electronic technology demonstration mission for NASA including: ATK Space Systems, Busek Co. Inc., Deployable Space Systems, Gray Research Inc., and the Southwest Research Institute.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.
SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
http://seekingalpha.com/news-article/2651021-oskar-blues-and-sun-king-craft-breweries-launch-limited-release-chaka-beer-in-alumi-tek-pint-bottles-by-ball?source=email_portfolio&ifp=0
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
Always on a pizza are odd pepper slices. I have seen those, you speak of before in jelly also. However, I need the wax tight seal only $KERR I mean $$ ®BALL® $$ can provide.. jmo
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
still LMAO, despite you being serious. If you like prichutto (sp) and peppers, you can get them with normal screw on lids in deli aisle, they sell mini stuffed peppers in them, with the handles
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
Right on.. curiously I don't like solo cubs but enjoy the jars with handles when I can find them.. Keeps a little more fizz in imo.

totally serious here.. http://www.amazon.com/Ball-40014-plain-drinking-mugs/dp/B00067LAFG

Besides, if you get pulled over.. You are just transporting home canned goods imho.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
still great with the one-liners, always enjoy your posts. LOL. Got to have plenty of Ball jars around. I even have mini-ones for toothpicks. think they used to be salt & pepper shakers or something at one time. Cute as can be.
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
lol, jar them pennies up imo.. Copper is gonna soar some day.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Whoa, though I really don't pay much attention to analysts, Citigroup raised BLL to $48 from $42. Decent leap, though it can bite in butt when they don't meet the expectations.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
earnings call transcript:
http://seekingalpha.com/article/533301-ball-s-ceo-discusses-q1-2012-results-earnings-call-transcript?source=email_rt_article&ifp=0
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
And there it is and yes they did (increase the dividends) by almost 50% over last quarter. Loving it:
Ball Corporation Board Declares Quarterly Dividend
Wed April 25, 2012 4:35 PM | about: BLL BROOMFIELD, Colo., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Corporation's [NYSE: BLL] board of directors today declared a cash dividend of 10 cents per share, payable June 15, 2012, to shareholders of record on June 1, 2012. Ball will announce its first quarter 2012 earnings on Thursday, April 26, 2012. Conference call details are below.

Ball Corporation (BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ approximately 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Conference Call Details

Ball Corporation will hold its regular quarterly conference call on the company's first quarter 2012 results on Thursday, April 26, 2012, at 9 a.m. Mountain time (11 a.m. Eastern), The North American toll-free number for the call is 800-268-5851. International callers should dial 303-223-2680. Please use the following URL for a webcast of the live call: http://www.media-server.com/m/acs/f455def0845229f27feba48c43e15ff0

For those unable to listen to the live call, a taped replay will be available at 11 a.m. Mountain Time on April 26, 2012, until 11 a.m. Mountain Time on May 3, 2012. To access the replay, call 800-633-8284 (North American callers) or 402-977-9140 (international callers) and use reservation number 21583538. A written transcript of the call will be posted within 48 hours of the call's conclusion to Ball's website at www.ball.com in the investors section under "news and presentations."

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Corporation
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
LMAO. Great one-liners. I love Ball, doing well for me. Their Aerospace division is huge driving force. Haven't heard anything more after what I consider MMs trying to drive the pps down with that tidbit about aluminum can coatings. Anything can be considered a health risk for babies. Somebody looking for Grant money for further study.
Maybe they will increase dividends now, to sweeten the honeypot.
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
It's like swatting at flies in a zoo though.. you know that already though.. lol.. Never ending stories here.

Still Ball rocks imo.. I have a huge old fashioned streak in me and a sense of humor at times.. Cheers and always wear your thinking cap.. Or try at least!

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Reports Improved First Quarter Results, expects to generate $450,000,000.00 in free cash flow, on track for 10-15% growth in earnings/share in 2012 and beyond, view is presently $3.08 earnings per share, has backlog at end of 1st quarter in Aerospace subsidiary of $855,800,000.00
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Hi MAC, I see you post DD on a lot of threads I Moderate or at least post DD on. Thanks for the complement, Keep up the good work.
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
Hey Johnsyn..This is a great board imo. I have a bunch of old blue jars and many new ones. Canning is survival.. Great product made in USA

Board mark #1 !!
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
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NASDAQ Analyst Summary ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/analyst-research
NASDAQ Guru Analysis~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/guru-analysis
NASDAQ Stock Report ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-report
NASDAQ Competitors ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/competitors
NASDAQ Stock Consultant ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-consultant
NASDAQ Stock Comparison ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/stock-comparison
NASDAQ Call Transcripts ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/call-transcripts
NASDAQ Annual Reports ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/aspx/annualreport.aspx?symbol=BLL&selected=BLL
NASDAQ Financials ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/financials
NASDAQ Revenue & Earnings Per Share (EPS) ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/revenue-eps
NASDAQ SEC Filings ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/sec-filings
NASDAQ Ownership Summary ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/ownership-summary
NASDAQ Institutional Ownership ~ http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/BLL/institutional-holdings
NASDAQ (SEC Form 4) ~
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YCharts ~ http://ycharts.com/companies/BLL
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YCharts Dashboard ~ http://ycharts.com/companies/BLL/dashboard


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Zacks Estimates ~ http://www.zacks.com/research/report.php?type=estimates&t=BLL
Zacks Company Reports ~ http://www.zacks.com/research/report.php?type=report&t=BLL


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StockScores ~ http://www.stockscores.com/quickreport.asp?ticker=BLL


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Morningstar ~ http://performance.morningstar.com/stock/performance-return.action?region=USA&t=BLL&culture=en-US
Morningstar Shareholders ~ http://investors.morningstar.com/ownership/shareholders-overview.html?t=BLL®ion=USA&culture=en-us
Morningstar Transcripts~ http://www.morningstar.com/earnings/NoTranscript.aspx?t=BLL®ion=USA
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Morningstar Executive Compensation ~ http://insiders.morningstar.com/trading/executive-compensation.action?t=BLL®ion=USA&culture=en-us
Morningstar Valuation ~ http://financials.morningstar.com/valuation/price-ratio.html?t=BLL®ion=USA&culture=en-us


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Insidercow ~ http://www.insidercow.com/history/company.jsp?company=BLL&B1=Search%21


Forbes News ~ http://search.forbes.com/search/find?tab=searchtabgeneraldark&MT=BLL
Forbes Press Releases ~ http://search.forbes.com/search/find?&start=1&tab=searchtabgeneraldark&MT=BLL&pub=businesswire,prnewswire&searchResults=pressRelease&tag=pr&premium=on
Forbes Web ~ http://search.forbes.com/search/web?MT=UNGS&start=1&max=10&searchResults=web&tag=web&sort=null


YouTube Symbol Search ~ http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=BLL


Buy-Ins ~ http://www.buyins.net/tools/symbol_stats.php?sym=BLL


Quotemedia ~ http://www.quotemedia.com/results.php?qm_page=47556&qm_symbol=BLL


Earnings Whispers ~ http://www.earningswhispers.com/stocks.asp?symbol=BLL

Bloomberg Snapshot ~ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/snapshot/snapshot.asp?ticker=BLL
Bloomberg People ~ http://investing.businessweek.com/research/stocks/people/people.asp?ticker=BLL

Financial Times ~ http://markets.ft.com/Research/Markets/Tearsheets/Summary?s=BLL

Investorpoint ~ http://www.investorpoint.com/ enter "BLL" and click search.

Hotstocked ~ http://www.hotstocked.com/ enter "BLL" and click search.

Raging Bull ~ http://ragingbull.quote.com/mboard/boards.cgi?board=BLL

Hoovers ~ http://www.hoovers.com/search/company-search-results/100003765-1.html?type=company&term=BLL

DD Machine ~ http://www.ddmachine.com/default.asp?m=stocktool_frame.asp?symbol=BLL

SEC Form 4 ~ http://www.secform4.com/insider/showhistory.php?cik=BLL

OTCBB Pulse ~ http://www.otcbbpulse.com/cgi-bin/pulsequote.cgi?symbol=BLL

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DTCC (PENSON/TDA) Check - (otc and pinks) - Note ~ I did not check for this chart blast. However, I try and help you to do so with the following links.
IHUB DTCC BOARD SEARCH #1 http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/msgsearchbyboard.aspx?boardID=18682&srchyr=2011&SearchStr=BLL
IHUB DTCC BOARD SEARCH #2: http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/msgsearchbyboard.aspx?boardID=14482&srchyr=2011&SearchStr=BLL
Check those searches for recent BLL mentions. If BLL is showing up on older posts and not on new posts found in link below, The DTCC issues may have been addressed and fixed. Always call the broker if your security turns up on any DTCC/PENSON list.
http://investorshub.advfn.com/boards/msgsearchbyboard.aspx?boardID=18682&srchyr=2011&SearchStr=Complete+list
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Penny Roger$ Penny Roger$ 12 years ago
~ Thursday! $BLL ~ Q1 Earnings posted, pending or coming soon! In Charts and Links Below!

~ $BLL ~ Earnings expected on Thursday *
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One or more of many earnings sites has alerted this security has or will be posting earnings on or around the day of this message.








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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Introduces Sustainability Breakthrough in Aluminum Aerosol Packaging

Ball (NYSE:BLL)
Today : Tuesday 17 April 2012
Ball Corporation [NYSE: BLL] announced today a metal technology breakthrough that enables the use of recycled aluminum in the manufacture of extruded aluminum packaging for aerosols. The resulting new metal alloy exhibits increased strength and allows lightweighting of the container without affecting package integrity. Ball's technology breakthrough will allow the company to lightweight its extruded aluminum aerosol packaging by as much as 10 percent, with further lightweighting expected in the future.
(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120417/LA88413)
Currently, almost all extruded aluminum aerosol packaging is made from virgin aluminum "slugs." These metal disks are impact extruded to produce packaging for aerosol products ranging from body sprays, sun screens, air fresheners and numerous other markets. Ball, the world's largest producer of aluminum slugs and of recyclable aluminum beverage cans, will use aluminum recycled from Ball's global beverage can operations to produce the company's new slugs.
"Our ReAlβ„’ brand slugs will improve the carbon footprint of increasingly popular extruded aluminum packaging by enabling us to reduce the amount of metal in the package and further enhance the environmental performance of our company," said Raymond J. Seabrook, the company's chief operating officer, global packaging. "This breakthrough comes after months of collaboration between our global metal technology experts and innovation teams, and brings additional value to the supply chain by adding recycled aluminum from our beverage can plants into our slug manufacturing processes and by lightweighting our extruded aluminum packaging. We are excited to bring this new solution to our customers around the world in the coming months."
Ball will begin producing cans made with ReAl slugs initially in Europe, and has applied for patents on its ReAl packaging.
Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.
SOURCE Ball Corporation

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace's STPSat-2 Completes Experimental Mission
Ball (NYSE:BLL)
Today : Friday 13 April 2012
Ball Aerospace's STPSat-2 Completes Experimental Mission
BOULDER, Colo., April 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. will provide an additional year of support for the STPSat-2 spacecraft, following completion of the initial experimental mission requirements that ended successfully on Jan. 31, 2012.
The STPSat series of satellites successfully prove the concept of standard interface vehicles for the U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center, Space Development & Test Directorate (SMC/SD). The operational mission for STPSat-2, which launched on Nov. 19, 2010, has been extended for an additional year. Under contract to the SD at Kirtland Air Force Base, Ball Aerospace will continue to provide space vehicle support to the satellite through Feb. 1, 2013.
The STPSat-2 spacecraft provides a standard interface, which is able to support a variety of experimental and risk reduction payloads at different low-Earth orbits and is compatible with multiple launch vehicles. The flight-proven Ball Configurable Platform 100 (BCP-100) standard interface bus can accommodate up to four independent payloads with separate power and data interfaces.
"The STPSat-2 provides the affordable and resilient space capability the Air Force is looking for," said David L. Taylor, Ball Aerospace president and CEO. "Following a flawless first year on-orbit, this game-changing spacecraft has proven to be an outstanding collaboration between Ball and the Air Force."
The three payloads aboard STPSat-2 continue to operate nominally. STPSat-3, an identical spacecraft to STPSat-2 Ball Aerospace is now complete. STPSat-3 is expected to launch in 2013 aboard a Minotaur I.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.
SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
1:39 PM A warning from the NIH on the negative effects of metal can chemical bisphenol A on children has caught the attention of parents and threatens the fortunes of both producers as well as the $60B a year can-making industry. Though regulators haven't acted yet, companies such as Campbell Soup (CPB +1.8%) and H.J. Heinz (HNZ +0.7%) have already jumped the gun by taking steps to remove the compound from their products. In the line of fire: SLGN, BLL, CCK, DOW
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Churchkey Can Co. Introduces a Nostalgic Take on Craft Beer with a Three-Piece Steel Beer Can from Ball Corporation
Tue March 27, 2012 11:00 AM | about: BLL NEWS PROVIDED BY:
PR Newswire
BROOMFIELD, Colo., March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- American craft beer brewer Churchkey Can Co. is bringing back a package long associated with Americana with the launch of Churchkey's handcrafted Pilsner-style beer in a three-piece, flat top steel can from Ball Corporation (BLL) [NYSE: BLL].

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120327/LA76922)

"It's about the joy of drinking good beer from the people you drink it with, to where you drink it, and with this unique package, how you open it," said Justin Hawkins, Churchkey's co-founder and creative director. "We didn't make these traditions, but are keeping them alive with Churchkey."

The can harkens back to the day of the original flat top steel beer cans, invented in the mid-1930s, when small metal openers called "church keys" were used to open cans. Made of 100-percent recyclable steel, the package combines all the beer-friendly benefits of a metal can with a tip of the hat to the past.

"Increasingly, beer drinkers are learning that cracking open a craft beer in a Ball can whether in an aluminum or steel can is like tapping a fresh keg ... you get exactly what you expected," said Gary Woeste, vice president, sales and marketing, for Ball's metal food and household products packaging division, Americas. "With the can's many advantages, including freshness, portability, high recycling rates, brand building graphics and beneficial economics to name just a few, craft brewers and consumers continue to choose cans."

Can Facts

Cans are a sustainability success story and the number one recycled beverage container of any kind in the United States. Steel cans have the highest recycling rate of any food package at 66 percent while aluminum cans enjoy the highest recycling of any beverage packaging at 58.7 percent. Both steel and aluminum cans are infinitely recyclable and require less fuel to ship to the brewery and to retail outlets after being filled.
Cans are good for beer. Ball's cans are impenetrable to light and oxygen and chill faster than bottles, resulting in fresher, better tasting beer.
Cans have superior portability. Cans go where glass cannot. Cans are better-accepted in most environments because they don't shatter.
Cans offer a 360-degree mini billboard for a company to establish their brand and to build their brand message upon.
About Churchkey Can Company

Co-founded by Portland-native Justin Hawkins and actor Adrian Grenier, Churchkey Can Company began with a singular focus: produce a great beer in a simple can similar to what generations before had experienced. Their Northwest-brewed Pilsner-style craft beer is a recipe originated by Portland-based home brewers Lucas Jones and Sean Burke and uses only the highest quality ingredients. The beer features a Saaz hop taste and aroma, making Churchkey Pilsner a uniquely complex, yet seasonable beer at 4.9 percent ABV and a 29 IBU. The beer is available beginning April 15 at better beer retailers around the Pacific Northwest in 12 ounce flat top steel cans and in six packs with a complimentary churchkey. For a full list of bars, restaurants and retailers carrying Churchkey cans, visit www.ChurchkeyCanCo.com (launching April 1).

About Ball Corporation

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Barchart.com's Chart of the Day - Ball Corp (BLL) for Mar 19, 2012
To access recent archived Chart of the Day reports, please go to:
http://www.barchart.com/headlines/search.php?feed=BC&series=COD


The "Chart of the Day" is Ball Corp (BLL), which showed up on Friday's Barchart "All Time High" list. Ball on Friday posted a new all-time high of $41.39 and closed up 1.87%. TrendSpotter took a profit on a long position on March 6 and then turned long again on March 13 at $40.38. In recent news on the stock, RM Baird on March 16 reiterated its Outperform rating on Ball and raised its target to $47 from $45 citing improved sales due to warmer weather and an increase in customer promotional activity. Ball Corp, with a market cap of $6 billion, is a manufacturer of metal and plastic packaging, primarily for beverages and foods, and a supplier of aerospace and other technologies and services to commercial and governmental customers.




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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
5:15 PM This is not a misprint: Apple (AAPL) is not the most beloved stock among analysts, at least in terms of percentage of buy ratings. Most beloved is Agilent (A), rated buy by 94% of analysts covering it. Five others boast more than 90% buy ratings: AMT, HAL, ESRX, BLL, NOV. Apple is tied for 7th place at 89% buy, but it's covered by a whopping 55 analysts.

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Suomi NPP Satellite for NASA Completes Commissioning

Ball (NYSE:BLL)

Today : Tuesday 13 March 2012
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The Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Suomi NPP satellite for NASA successfully completed its Satellite Acceptance Review with Goddard Space Flight Center on March 6, 2012. With completion of commissioning activities, operation of the Suomi NPP has now been turned over to a Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) team.

Ball Aerospace designed and built the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP) satellite bus; the satellite's Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) instrument; integrated the satellite's five instruments; and performed satellite-level testing and launch support. All five Suomi NPP instruments have now been activated for science data collection.

"The Earth-observing NPP Suomi satellite has solidified its role as the trail blazer for the next generation of polar operational satellites," said David L. Taylor, Ball Aerospace president and CEO.

Launched in October 2011, the satellite's advanced-technology remote sensing suite of instruments will observe many facets of our changing Earth leading to the launch of the JPSS-1, the Joint Polar Satellite System, which is the first of NOAA's next generation polar orbiting weather satellites. Ball Aerospace is currently leading the design and development effort for NOAA's JPSS-1 satellite, and building the JPSS-1 OMPS instrument. Both fixed-price satellites are designed for cost-effective, remote sensing applications as part of the Ball Configurable Platform (BCP) series of satellites.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Ships Microwave Imager for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission
Ball (NYSE:BLL)
Today : Thursday 1 March 2012
Ball Aerospace Ships Microwave Imager for NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement Mission
PR Newswire


BOULDER, Colo., March 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has shipped the Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Microwave Imager (GMI) to Goddard Space Flight Center for integration with the spacecraft.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120301/LA62132)

The GMI instrument will play an essential role in the worldwide measurement of precipitation and the Earth's environmental forecasting when it launches aboard the GPM space-borne Core Observatory in 2014. The GPM mission is a joint effort between NASA, the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and other international partners.

"The outstanding team working on the GPM mission is collaborating successfully to bring this scientifically important project ever closer to launch," said Cary Ludtke, Vice President and General Manager for Ball's Civil and Operational Space business unit.

The GPM mission will improve climate, weather and hydrological predictions by providing more accurate precipitation measurements from space.

"Together with the radar flying on the Core satellite, the GMI will provide a unique database to characterize precipitating particles in different parts of the world, something that is currently not possible. This database is key to obtaining unified and accurate precipitation data from the entire GPM constellation of radiometers," said Arthur Hou, GPM Project Scientist at NASA Goddard.

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Ball Aerospace's role in the GPM program included the design, development and fabrication of the GMI. Roughly eight feet tall, the conical-scan microwave instrument is a powerhouse of radiometry. GMI is designed to improve on-orbit calibration and advanced space-borne radiometry by rotating at 32 revolutions per minute, using four very stable calibration points on each revolution to calibrate the data it has scanned. This allows for temporal sampling of rainfall accumulations as well as more frequent and higher quality data collection.

GMI's design is based on successful microwave sensors built previously by Ball Aerospace including the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM), Spaceborne Imaging Radar-C (SIR-C), GEOSAT Follow-On (GFO) and the Submillimeter Wave Astronomy Satellite (SWAS).

Following launch, Ball Aerospace will provide post-delivery support at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) and launch site as well as post launch support.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking StatementsThis release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Corporation Announces Public Offering of Senior Notes
Ball (NYSE:BLL)
Today : Friday 24 February 2012
Ball Corporation (NYSE: BLL) announced today that it has commenced a public offering of approximately $500 million in aggregate principal amount of senior notes due in 2022. The exact terms and timing of the offering will depend upon market conditions and other factors. Ball intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to pay the consideration, accrued and unpaid interest and related fees and expenses in connection with today's previously announced tender offer and related consent solicitation for any and all of its outstanding 6 5/8% Senior Notes due 2018, and for general corporate purposes.

BofA Merrill Lynch; Goldman, Sachs & Co.; J.P. Morgan; Deutsche Bank Securities; and Barclays Capital are acting as joint book-running managers of the offering.

Ball is making the offer under a shelf registration statement previously declared effective by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This offering will be made solely by means of a prospectus and prospectus supplement, a copy of which may be obtained on the SEC website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, Ball, any underwriter or any dealer participating in the offering will arrange to provide the prospectus if requested. To request a prospectus, call 1-800-294-1322.

This announcement is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase or a solicitation of consents with respect to any securities. No offer, solicitation or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion.

Forward-Looking StatementsThis release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Corporation


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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Provides Avery Brewing Company With 360-degree Graphic Can Solution
Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For Avery Brewing Company, the award-winning Boulder, Colo. brewer known for full-flavored brewing artistry in their ales and lagers, finding a can manufacturer that could capture Avery's distinctive graphic vision was a challenge – until Avery partnered with Ball Corporation's (NYSE: BLL) Graphics Center of Excellence.

"Our passion for our brands and the high-quality of our craft beer demands the same intensity in our packaging and Ball shared that dedication," said Adam Avery, President & Brewmaster, Avery Brewing Company. "Having Ball's extensive technology and expertise under one roof was also key in choosing Ball to take our graphic ideas to the next level on Ball's sustainable cans."

Avery tapped into the creative minds at Ball to create can graphics using Ball's Eyerisβ„’ Enhanced Graphics printing. The Eyeris printing technique improved the definition and fine detail of Avery's beverage can graphics – creating a 360-degree miniature billboard with every can for distinctive, on-the-shelf differentiation of Avery's brands, including India Pale Ale, White Rascal, Ellie's Brown Ale and Joe's Premium American Pilsner.

"Advanced graphics capabilities are a game-changer for premium drinks – such as Avery's craft beers – as craft brewers build unique brands and compete for mindshare from consumers," said Robert M. Miles, senior vice president, sales for Ball's metal beverage packaging division, Americas. "Aluminum cans offer a 360-degree billboard for brands to establish and build upon their brand message, and are the number one recycled beverage container in the U.S. – a fact that is increasingly important to sustainability-minded consumers. Our expanded Graphic Center OF Excellence, along with similar facilities in Europe and Asia, leverage the advantages of the can and provide industry-leading innovation that helps build brands."

Ball is the largest beverage can manufacturer in the world, producing about one out of five recyclable beverage cans made each year. Ball's Colorado GCOE combines the company's extensive metal packaging experience, brand-building creativity and state-of-the-art technology to deliver inclusive one-stop design-to-printed-can service to customers.

Ball Corporation is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2011 sales of more than $8.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.


SOURCE Ball Corporation

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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace-Built OMPS Instrument Onboard NPP Satellite Returns First Data

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.'s Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS) onboard the NPP satellite began collecting Earthview image science and solar calibration data on January 24, 2012.
The OMPS data will provide information about the global distribution of ozone which will help determine if synthetic chemicals are affecting the Earth's climate and its habitability.
Launched on October 28, 2011, OMPS is one of five instruments onboard the NPP bus, which completed commissioning on November 5, 2011. All five instruments will be returning scientific data before the end of this month.
"We expect the satellite and its five-instrument suite to bridge essential global climate and key weather data while Ball continues to build the Joint Polar Satellite System-1 as the follow-on to NPP," said David L. Taylor, president and CEO of Ball Aerospace
JPSS-1 is scheduled to launch in 2016. JPSS data and imagery will further increase timeliness, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness of public warnings and forecasts of climate and weather events.
In addition to OMPS, the other instruments aboard NPP include the Clouds and Earth Radiant Energy System, the Cross-track Infrared Sounder, the Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder, and the Visible Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite. NPP has a five-year mission and design life.
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.
Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.
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johnsyn johnsyn 12 years ago
Ball Aerospace Makes Progress for NASA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 Spacecraft
Ball (NYSE:BLL)
Today : Monday 23 January 2012
Ball Aerospace Makes Progress for NASA's Joint Polar Satellite System-1 Spacecraft

BOULDER, Colo., Jan. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. expects to have initiated the procurement of the majority of avionics and electronics components required to build the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS-1) spacecraft bus by the end of March 2012. Ball Aerospace is leading the design and development effort for NOAA's JPSS-1 satellite, and building the JPSS-1 Ozone Mapping and Profiler Suite (OMPS).

"In a challenging budget environment, Ball Aerospace is gratified to have 2012 funding secured and to be making progress on the JPSS-1 spacecraft," said Cary Ludtke, vice president general manager for Ball's Civil and Operational Space business unit.

Ball expects to ramp-up JPSS-1 spacecraft production work in the summer of 2012, with a Delta Critical Design Review scheduled for September of this year. Assembly of the spacecraft will begin in 2013. Satellite bus completion is expected in 2014 followed by instrument integration and satellite level environmental test.

The JPSS operational weather system includes the satellites and sensors that support civil weather and climate measurements in the afternoon orbit, as well as a ground system. These satellites deliver approximately 90 percent of the information collected for numerical forecasting models that generate critical weather forecasts and convey warnings to the public about climate and weather events.

In addition to the spacecraft, Ball Aerospace will manufacture, test and deliver the OMPS for the five-instrument JPSS-1 suite. The instrument is similar to the OMPS built by Ball and successfully launched aboard the NPP satellite, in October 2011. Ball Aerospace also built the NPP satellite.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will operate the JPSS satellite following its scheduled launch in 2016.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.

SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp

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johnsyn johnsyn 13 years ago
Ball Aerospace Submits Cryogenic Propellant Storage Mission Concept to NASA
Today : Tuesday 10 January 2012
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. has submitted a mission concept study to NASA for the storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants in space.

Ball Aerospace was one of four companies awarded a six-month contract by NASA to develop a mission concept that demonstrates long duration, in-space storage and transfer of cryogenic propellants. Successful development and in-space demonstration of the technology would advance the state of the art that is required for future exploration elements such as large cryogenic propulsion stages. The Ball concept study proposes solutions to close current gaps in technology to achieve that goal.

"Ball has provided cryogenic storage technology for every human mission beginning with Gemini," said Cary Ludtke, vice president of Ball's Civil and Operational Space business unit. "NASA's future exploration architecture is well aligned with Ball's heritage for innovative solutions."

Ball has more than 40 years of experience with cryogenic spaceflight instruments and over 150 cryogenic space flights. These include NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, the Cosmic Background Explorer, the Infrared Astronomical Satellite, and Power Reactant Storage Assembly tanks for the space shuttle program. As a leader in the analysis, design and fabrication of spaceflight cryogenic systems and components, Ball relies on its cryogenic technology strength to deliver complete flight hardware solutions and systems. A few of Ball's cryogenic product innovations include high performance and next-generation multilayer insulation (MLI), dewars and cryostats, cryocoolers, cryoradiators, as well as related components such as vapor cooled shields, struts, and high efficiency heat exchangers.

NASA will use the four contracted studies to plan and implement a future flight demonstration mission that will test and validate key capabilities and technologies. NASA's Exploration Technology Development Program is funding the studies.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions of important national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. For more information visit www.ballaerospace.com.

Ball Corporation (NYSE:BLL) is a supplier of high quality packaging for beverage, food and household products customers, and of aerospace and other technologies and services, primarily for the U.S. government. Ball Corporation and its subsidiaries employ more than 14,500 people worldwide and reported 2010 sales of more than $7.6 billion. For the latest Ball news and for other company information, please visit http://www.ball.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains "forward-looking" statements concerning future events and financial performance. Words such as "expects," "anticipates," "estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied. The company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Key risks and uncertainties are summarized in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including Exhibit 99.2 in our Form 10-K, which are available on our website and at www.sec.gov. Factors that might affect our packaging segments include fluctuation in product demand and preferences; availability and cost of raw materials; competitive packaging availability, pricing and substitution; changes in climate and weather; crop yields; competitive activity; failure to achieve anticipated productivity improvements or production cost reductions; mandatory deposit or other restrictive packaging laws; changes in major customer or supplier contracts or loss of a major customer or supplier; political instability and sanctions; and changes in foreign exchange rates or tax rates. Factors that might affect our aerospace segment include: funding, authorization, availability and returns of government and commercial contracts; and delays, extensions and technical uncertainties affecting segment contracts. Factors that might affect the company as a whole include those listed plus: accounting changes; changes in senior management; the recent global recession and its effects on liquidity, credit risk, asset values and the economy; successful or unsuccessful acquisitions; regulatory action or laws including tax, environmental, health and workplace safety, including U.S. FDA and other actions affecting products filled in our containers, or chemicals or substances used in raw materials or in the manufacturing process; governmental investigations; technological developments and innovations; goodwill impairment; antitrust, patent and other litigation; strikes; labor cost changes; rates of return projected and earned on assets of the company's defined benefit retirement plans; pension changes; uncertainties surrounding the U.S. government budget and debt limit; reduced cash flow; interest rates affecting our debt; and changes to unaudited results due to statutory audits or other effects.



SOURCE Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.


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