May 2: Leading canmaker Ball Corporation exceeded Wall Street expectations with first-quarter results well up on last year and drinks can business driving its sizzling performance.
Sales were up by 23 percent to US$1.69 billion and profits up 83 percent to $81 million said chief executive David Hoover, who added they were records for the company, which makes beverage cans, food cans, general line products such as aerosols and paint cans, and PET bottles. It is the largest manufacturer of drinks cans in North America.

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