Several analysts have recently updated their ratings and price targets for Boeing Company (The) (NYSE: BA):

  • 8/22/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating. They now have a $271.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Boeing is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue, orders and deliveries, and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors. Demand for its commercial airplanes is on the rise due to a steady improvement in passenger and freight traffic. Recently, the company released 20-year market outlook, as per which it forecasts jetliner demand to increase by 3.6%. The single-aisle jets are expected to be the major driver behind demand growth. Further, the company’s defense business stands out among its peers by virtue of its broadly diversified programs, strong order bookings and order backlog. Boeing’s share price has outperformed the broader industry's price over the last one year. However, the company continues to face challenges from the uncertain fate of high-cost programs, order cancellations, stiff competition as well as falling delivery numbers.”
  • 8/17/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was given a new $260.00 price target on by analysts at Morgan Stanley. They now have a “hold” rating on the stock.
  • 8/16/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $266.88 price target on the stock.
  • 8/11/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a $274.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/7/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $253.33 price target on the stock.
  • 8/4/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at UBS AG from $180.00 to $253.00. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.
  • 8/4/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Boeing’s second-quarter 2017 earnings surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate. However, revenues missed the consensus mark and also declined year over year. On the brighter note, backlog at the end of the quarter increased sequentially. Also, the company raised its earnings per share expectation for 2017. In fact, Boeing is considered to be the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue, orders and deliveries, and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors as well. Meanwhile, demand for its commercial airplanes is on the rise owing to a steady improvement in passenger and freight traffic. Consequently, Boeing’s share price has outperformed the broader industry price over the last one year. However, the company continues to face challenges from the uncertain fate of high-cost programs, order cancellations, stiff competition as well as falling delivery numbers.”
  • 8/2/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $241.25 price target on the stock.
  • 8/1/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Argus. They now have a $270.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “sell” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $253.33 price target on the stock.
  • 7/31/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from $20.00 to $280.00. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock.
  • 7/30/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $215.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $200.00.
  • 7/28/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Buckingham Research from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating.
  • 7/28/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada from an “underperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating. They now have a $235.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $146.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Credit Suisse Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating. They now have a $300.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $200.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $205.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $130.00.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC to $275.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $205.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Deutsche Bank AG from $225.00 to $280.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was given a new $274.00 price target on by analysts at Sanford C. Bernstein. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/27/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Vertical Research. They now have a $242.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $187.00.
  • 7/26/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at TheStreet from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating.
  • 7/26/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Cowen and Company from $9.80 to $300.00.
  • 7/26/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. They now have a $223.75 price target on the stock.
  • 7/24/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “outperform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $300.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $255.00. They wrote, “Today’s WSJ article on BA’s declining headcount neglects to emphasize that.””
  • 7/21/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was given a new $245.00 price target on by analysts at Berenberg Bank. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/21/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $236.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Boeing is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue, orders and deliveries, and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors. Demand for its commercial airplanes is on the rise due to a steady improvement in passenger and freight traffic. Recently, the company released 20-year market outlook, as per which it forecasts jetliner demand to increase by 3.6%. The single-aisle jets are expected to be the major driver behind demand growth. Further, the company’s defense business stands out among its peers by virtue of its broadly diversified programs, strong order bookings and order backlog. Boeing’s share price has outperformed the Zacks categorized Aerospace/Defense industry price over the last one year. However, the company continues to face challenges from the uncertain fate of high-cost programs, order cancellations, stiff competition as well as falling delivery numbers.”
  • 7/19/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Bank of America Corporation from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating. They now have a $225.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $150.00.
  • 7/19/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Credit Suisse Group.
  • 7/17/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Cowen and Company. They now have a $255.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/17/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 7/14/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at J P Morgan Chase & Co from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating. They now have a $240.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $205.00.
  • 7/13/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Boeing is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue, orders and deliveries, and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors. Demand for its commercial airplanes is on the rise due to a steady improvement in passenger and freight traffic. Recently, the company released 20-year market outlook, as per which it forecasts jetliner demand to increase by 3.6%. The single-aisle jets are expected to be the major driver behind demand growth. Further, the company’s defense business stands out among its peers by virtue of its broadly diversified programs, strong order bookings and order backlog. Boeing’s share price has outperformed the Zacks categorized Aerospace/Defense industry price over the last one year. However, the company continues to face challenges from the uncertain fate of high-cost programs, order cancellations, stiff competition as well as falling delivery numbers.”
  • 7/11/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $228.00 price target on the stock. According to Zacks, “Boeing is the largest aircraft manufacturer in the world in terms of revenue, orders and deliveries, and one of the largest aerospace and defense contractors. Demand for its commercial airplanes is on the rise due to a steady improvement in passenger and freight traffic. Recently, the company released 20-year market outlook, as per which it forecasts jetliner demand to increase by 3.6%. The single-aisle jets are expected to be the major driver behind demand growth. Further, the company’s defense business stands out among its peers by virtue of its broadly diversified programs, strong order bookings and order backlog. Boeing’s share price has outperformed the Zacks categorized Aerospace/Defense industry price over the last one year. However, the company continues to face challenges from the uncertain fate of high-cost programs, order cancellations, stiff competition as well as falling delivery numbers.”
  • 7/10/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Jefferies Group LLC from $200.00 to $230.00. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its price target raised by analysts at Robert W. Baird from $208.00 to $240.00. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
  • 7/10/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “market perform” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Wells Fargo & Company.
  • 7/9/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Canaccord Genuity. They now have a $170.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/7/2017 – Boeing Company (The) had its “sell” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $146.00 price target on the stock.
  • 7/4/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was downgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating. They now have a $205.82 price target on the stock.
  • 6/29/2017 – Boeing Company (The) was upgraded by analysts at Vetr from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $206.38 price target on the stock.

Shares of Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) opened at 238.09 on Thursday. The company’s 50 day moving average is $225.12 and its 200 day moving average is $193.45. Boeing Company has a 52-week low of $126.31 and a 52-week high of $246.49. The firm has a market cap of $140.73 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 1.16.

Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The aircraft producer reported $2.55 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.32 by $0.23. Boeing Company (The) had a net margin of 7.84% and a return on equity of 2,185.10%. The firm had revenue of $22.74 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $22.97 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted ($0.44) earnings per share. Boeing Company (The)’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Boeing Company will post $9.99 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Friday, August 11th will be issued a $1.42 dividend. This represents a $5.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.39%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 9th. Boeing Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 49.74%.

In related news, CFO Gregory D. Smith sold 19,757 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $245.42, for a total value of $4,848,762.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 152,195 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $37,351,696.90. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg sold 56,838 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $243.46, for a total transaction of $13,837,779.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now directly owns 127,778 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $31,108,831.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 83,468 shares of company stock valued at $20,353,814. 0.28% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

The Boeing Company is an aerospace company. The Company’s segments include Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security (BDS), such as Boeing Military Aircraft (BMA), Network & Space Systems (N&SS) and Global Services & Support (GS&S), and Boeing Capital (BCC). The Commercial Airplanes segment develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides related support services, to the commercial airline industry.

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