How to buy Boeing (BA) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Boeing shares.

The Boeing Company
- $2.39 ( - 1.14%)

The Boeing Company (BA) is a leading aerospace and defence business based in the US. It opened the day at $214.6 after a previous close of $214.34. During the day the price has varied from a low of $212.575 to a high of $216.7. The latest price was $212.97 (25 minute delay). Boeing is listed on the NYSE and employs 141,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Boeing

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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 Boeing shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Boeing shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has coronavirus impacted Boeing's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Boeing's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $209.81, which is 36.49% down on its pre-crash value of $330.38 and 135.74% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 crash when the shares fell as low as $89.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Boeing 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 $663.00.

Boeing share price (NYSE:BA)

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Boeing shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-22.
Previous close$214.34
Change %-0.6392%
Information last updated 2021-10-23.
52-week range$141.58 - $278.5671
50-day moving average$218.1471
200-day moving average$230.6862
Wall St. target price$264.63
Dividend yield$0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$-15.232
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Is it a good time to buy Boeing stock?

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Is Boeing under- or over-valued?

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

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. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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.

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


Boeing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $6.6 billion (£4.8 billion).

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

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.


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%
Market capitalisation $124.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Boeing shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "BA.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 8.1 million Boeing shares held short by investors – that's known as the "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.

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.

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

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 0.0138% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boeing shares, roughly 14 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.

Find out more about how you can short Boeing stock.

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.

Total ESG risk score

Boeing's 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 01/01/2019) 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.).

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

Environmental score

Boeing's 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.

Social score

Boeing's 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.

Governance score

Boeing's 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.

Controversy score

Boeing's controversy score: 4/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Boeing scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Boeing 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: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 41.15
Total ESG percentile 86.46
Environmental score 12.02
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 22.37
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.76
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 4

Boeing share dividends


Forward annual dividend yield: 5.53% of stock value

Boeing's most recent dividend payout was on 6 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Boeing's dividend yield is perhaps best considered in relation to those of similar companies.

Have Boeing's shares ever split?

Boeing'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 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.

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).

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

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