Media stories about Boeing Company (The) (NYSE:BA) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Boeing Company (The) earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the aircraft producer an impact score of 44.2737198588849 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of equities research analysts have commented on BA shares. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and issued a $215.00 price target (up from $200.00) on shares of Boeing Company (The) in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Argus restated a “buy” rating and issued a $270.00 price target on shares of Boeing Company (The) in a report on Tuesday, August 1st. Buckingham Research upgraded shares of Boeing Company (The) from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Friday, July 28th. Vetr upgraded shares of Boeing Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $253.33 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, August 7th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Boeing Company (The) in a report on Monday, July 10th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating, fifteen have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $232.08.

Shares of Boeing Company (BA) traded up 0.56% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $241.93. 4,528,011 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $143.00 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.20 and a beta of 1.18. Boeing Company has a 12-month low of $126.34 and a 12-month high of $246.49. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $237.29 and its 200-day moving average price is $200.08.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 11th were issued a dividend of $1.42 per share. This represents a $5.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.35%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 9th. Boeing Company (The)’s payout ratio is presently 49.74%.

In other news, Chairman Dennis A. Muilenburg sold 56,838 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $243.46, for a total value of $13,837,779.48. Following the transaction, the chairman now owns 127,778 shares in the company, valued at approximately $31,108,831.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Thomas J. Downey sold 134 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $241.20, for a total transaction of $32,320.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 83,468 shares of company stock worth $20,353,814. Insiders own 0.28% of the company’s stock.

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About Boeing Company (The)

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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