Boeing (BA) Receiving Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, InfoTrie Reports

Press coverage about Boeing (NYSE:BA) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Boeing earned a news impact score of 1.57 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the aircraft producer an news buzz score of 4 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Boeing’s ranking:

Shares of BA stock opened at $404.91 on Monday. Boeing has a twelve month low of $292.47 and a twelve month high of $413.88. The stock has a market capitalization of $229.94 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.29, a PEG ratio of 1.47 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 25.99, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.31.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, January 30th. The aircraft producer reported $5.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $4.52 by $0.96. Boeing had a net margin of 10.34% and a negative return on equity of 4,286.60%. The firm had revenue of $28.34 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $26.76 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $3.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts expect that Boeing will post 20.14 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 1st. Investors of record on Friday, February 8th will be paid a $2.055 dividend. This is an increase from Boeing’s previous quarterly dividend of $1.71. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 7th. This represents a $8.22 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.03%. Boeing’s payout ratio is presently 51.34%.

Boeing declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Monday, December 17th that permits the company to repurchase $20.00 billion in shares. This repurchase authorization permits the aircraft producer to buy up to 11.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often a sign that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

BA has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Jefferies Financial Group boosted their target price on shares of Boeing from $415.00 to $420.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. Societe Generale set a $409.00 price objective on shares of Boeing and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. Goldman Sachs Group set a $387.00 price objective on shares of Boeing and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. Credit Suisse Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $456.00 price objective on shares of Boeing in a research report on Tuesday, December 18th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Boeing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Seven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eighteen have assigned a buy rating to the company. Boeing currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $412.08.

In related news, EVP Timothy John Keating sold 26,557 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $395.47, for a total value of $10,502,496.79. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.24% of the company’s stock.

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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 in four segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital.

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