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How to buy Boeing shares in Ireland | $167.11

6 steps guide to buying and managing Boeing share in just a few minutes.

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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 161,100 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$60.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Boeingfrom Ireland

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Boeing Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: BA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Boeing reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$167.11, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Boeing, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Boeing. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

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How has coronavirus impacted Boeing's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$167.11, which is 49.42% down on its pre-crash value of USD$330.38 and 87.76% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$89.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Boeing shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$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 USD$528.07.

Boeing share price

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

Boeing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$167.11
52-week range USD$89 - USD$369.6308
50-day moving average USD$171.1622
200-day moving average USD$169.3276
Wall St. target price USD$200.55
PE ratio 49.0769
Dividend yield USD$8.22 (5.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$6.644

Is it a good time to buy Boeing stock?

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Boeing price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $167.11

1 week (2020-11-24) -23.52%
1 month (2020-10-30) 15.74%
3 months (2020-09-01) -2.90%
6 months (2020-06-01) 10.38%
1 year (2019-11-29) -54.36%
2 years (2018-11-30) -51.81%
3 years (2017-12-01) -38.42%
5 years (2015-12-01) 13.11%

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 P/E ratio

Boeing's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, Boeing shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

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 USD$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 USD$60.8 billion
Gross profit TTM USD$4.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -2.93%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -7.35%
Book value $-9.458
Market capitalisation USD$123.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Boeing shares

There are currently 11.1 million Boeing shares held short by investors – that's known as Boeing's "short interest". This figure is 14% up from 9.7 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 20.1 million). Boeing's SIR currently stands at 0.55. In other words for every 100,000 Boeing shares traded daily on the market, roughly 550 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 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boeing shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boeing shares, roughly 20 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.

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