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The Boeing Company (BA) is a leading aerospace & defense business based in the US. It opened the day at $173.62 after a previous close of $175.44. During the day the price has varied from a low of $172.4301 to a high of $179.47. The latest price was $174.73 (25 minute delay). The Boeing Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 161,100 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in The Boeing Company

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: BA in this case.
  5. Research The Boeing Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your The Boeing Company shares. It's that simple.

How has Coronavirus impacted The Boeing Company's share price?

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

Its last market close was $187.91, which is 43.12% down on its pre-crash value of $330.38 and 111.13% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $89.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of The Boeing Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares 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 $593.80.

The Boeing Company share price

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

The Boeing Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-08-13.
Open$173.62
High$179.47
Low$172.4301
Close$174.73
Previous close$175.44
Change $-0.71
Change % -0.405%
Volume 22,746,792
Information last updated 2020-08-09.
52-week range$89 - $391
50-day moving average $176.0971
200-day moving average $194.7492
Wall St. target price$175.77
PE ratio 49.0769
Dividend yield $8.22 (5.53%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.644
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Is it a good time to buy The Boeing Company stock?

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The Boeing Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $174.73

1 week (2020-08-07) 2.77%
1 month (2020-07-14) -2.91%
3 months (2020-05-14) 42.61%
6 months (2020-02-14) -48.68%
1 year (2019-08-14) -45.47%
2 years (2018-08-14) -48.48%
3 years (2017-08-14) -26.32%
5 years (2015-08-14) 20.43%

Is The Boeing Company under- or over-valued?

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

The Boeing Company's P/E ratio

The Boeing Company'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, The Boeing Company 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.

However, The Boeing Company's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the aerospace & defense industry or those of similar companies.

The Boeing Company's PEG ratio

The Boeing Company'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 The Boeing Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider The Boeing Company's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

The Boeing Company's EBITDA

The Boeing Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $6.6 billion (£5 billion).

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

To put The Boeing Company's EBITDA into context you can compare it against that of similar companies.

The Boeing Company financials

Revenue TTM $66.6 billion
Gross profit TTM $4.8 billion
Return on assets TTM -1.44%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin -4.27%
Book value $-9.458
Market capitalisation $96 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Boeing Company shares

There are currently 11.0 million The Boeing Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Boeing Company's "short interest". This figure is 8.4% down from 12.0 million last month.

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

The Boeing Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Boeing Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Boeing Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Boeing Company shares traded daily (recently around 52.6 million). The Boeing Company's SIR currently stands at 0.21. In other words for every 100,000 The Boeing Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 210 shares are currently held short.

To gain some more context, you can compare The Boeing Company's short interest ratio against those of similar companies.

However The Boeing Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Boeing Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Boeing Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Boeing Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Boeing Company shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0196% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Boeing Company 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 The Boeing Company.

Find out more about how you can short The Boeing Company stock.

The Boeing Company'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 The Boeing Company.

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

The Boeing Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 39.98

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Boeing Company's overall score of 39.98 (as at 07/01/2020) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 85th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Boeing Company 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.).

To gain some more context, you can compare The Boeing Company's total ESG risk score against those of similar companies.

The Boeing Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.02/100

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

The Boeing Company's social score

Social score: 21.8/100

The Boeing Company's social score of 21.8 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Boeing Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Boeing Company's governance score

Governance score: 12.16/100

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

The Boeing Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 4/5

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

Wondering how that compares? Below are the controversy scores of similar companies.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Boeing Company was last rated for ESG on: 2020-07-01.

Total ESG score 39.98
Total ESG percentile 85.46
Environmental score 12.02
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 21.8
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 12.16
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

The Boeing Company share dividends

We're not expecting The Boeing Company to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying shares in our guide.

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Have The Boeing Company's shares ever split?

The Boeing Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 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 The Boeing Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Boeing Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Boeing Company's share price.

The Boeing Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Boeing Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $89 up to $391. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

BA.US volatility(beta: 1.38)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 The Boeing Company's is 1.3786. This would suggest that The Boeing Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

To put The Boeing Company's beta into context you can compare it against those of similar companies.

The Boeing Company 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 develops, produces, and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides fleet support services principally to the commercial airline industry. The Defense, Space & Security segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for strike, surveillance, and mobility, including fighter and trainer aircraft; vertical lift comprising rotorcraft and tilt-rotor aircraft; commercial derivative aircraft, such as anti-submarine and tanker aircraft; strategic defense and intelligence systems consisting of strategic missile and defense systems, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems, as well as command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance products; satellite systems, including government and commercial satellites, and space exploration. The Global Services segment offers various products and services comprising 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 Boeing Company was founded in 1916 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

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