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How to buy Boeing (BA) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Boeing shares.

The Boeing Company is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Boeing shares (BA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Boeing employs 141,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$61.7 billion.

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How has Coronavirus impacted Boeing's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Boeing's stock price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $216.17, which is 34.57% down on its pre-crash value of $330.38 and 142.89% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $89.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Boeing stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $333.76 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $683.10.

Is it a good time to buy Boeing stock?

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Boeing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-15.
Latest market close$216.17
52-week range$141.58 - $278.57
50-day moving average $218.78
200-day moving average $232.27
Wall St. target price$264.63
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-15.23

Boeing stock price (NYSE: BA)

Use our graph to track the performance of BA stocks over time.

Boeing price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $216.17 from 2021-10-20

1 week (2021-10-15) -0.40%
1 month (2021-09-22) -0.37%
3 months (2021-07-22) -2.13%
6 months (2021-04-22) -7.75%
1 year (2020-10-21) 31.92%
2 years (2019-10-21) -34.70%
3 years (2018-10-19) 356.26
5 years (2016-10-21) 59.38%

Is Boeing under- or over-valued?

Valuing Boeing stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Boeing's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Boeing's PEG ratio

Boeing's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.5305. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boeing's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Boeing's EBITDA

Boeing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.6 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Boeing's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Boeing financials

Revenue TTM $61.7 billion
Gross profit TTM $-1,690,000,000
Return on assets TTM -1.61%
Return on equity TTM -9999999%
Profit margin -14.3%
Book value $-9.46
Market capitalisation $127.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Boeing shares

There are currently 8.1 million Boeing shares held short by investors – that's known as Boeing's "short interest". This figure is 2.6% down from 8.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Boeing shares can be evaluated.

Boeing's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Boeing's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boeing shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boeing shares traded daily (recently around 9.1 million). Boeing's SIR currently stands at 0.89. In other words for every 100,000 Boeing shares traded daily on the market, roughly 890 shares are currently held short.

However Boeing's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boeing shares, or, against the total number of tradable Boeing shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boeing's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boeing shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0151% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boeing shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Boeing.

Boeing's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Boeing.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Boeing's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 41.15

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boeing's overall score of 41.15 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 86th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Boeing is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Boeing's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.02/100

Boeing's environmental score of 12.02 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boeing's social score

Social score: 22.37/100

Boeing's social score of 22.37 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Boeing's governance score

Governance score: 11.76/100

Boeing's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Boeing's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Boeing scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Boeing has a damaged public profile.

Boeing share dividends

We're not expecting Boeing to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Boeing's shares ever split?

Boeing's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 8 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Boeing shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Boeing shares which in turn could have impacted Boeing's share price.

Boeing share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Boeing's shares have ranged in value from as little as $141.58 up to $278.5671. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BA.US volatility(beta: 1.57)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boeing's is 1.5688. This would suggest that Boeing's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Boeing overview

The Boeing Company, together with its subsidiaries, designs, develops, manufactures, sales, services, and supports commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems, and services worldwide. The company operates through four segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment provides commercial jet aircraft for passenger and cargo requirements, as well as fleet support services. The Defense, Space & Security segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems; strategic defense and intelligence systems, which include strategic missile and defense systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; and satellite systems, such as government and commercial satellites, and space exploration. The Global Services segment offers products and services, including supply chain and logistics management, engineering, maintenance and modifications, upgrades and conversions, spare parts, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, technical and maintenance documents, and data analytics and digital services to commercial and defense customers. The Boeing Capital segment offers financing services and manages financing exposure for a portfolio of equipment under operating and finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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