News headlines about Boeing (NYSE:BA) have been trending somewhat negative this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Boeing earned a daily sentiment score of -0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the aircraft producer an impact score of 43.5526408442434 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Boeing (NYSE:BA) traded down $2.43 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, reaching $275.54. 2,804,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,272,394. The company has a quick ratio of 0.39, a current ratio of 1.18 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 8.54. Boeing has a 52 week low of $150.02 and a 52 week high of $281.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $161,628.09, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.83, a PEG ratio of 2.07 and a beta of 1.24.

Boeing (NYSE:BA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The aircraft producer reported $2.72 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.65 by $0.07. Boeing had a net margin of 7.33% and a return on equity of 12,064.25%. The company had revenue of $24.31 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $24.09 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $3.51 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 1.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts forecast that Boeing will post 10.1 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 10th were paid a dividend of $1.42 per share. This represents a $5.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.06%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, November 9th. Boeing’s dividend payout ratio is presently 52.21%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on BA shares. Royal Bank Of Canada set a $290.00 target price on shares of Boeing and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “hold” rating and set a $235.00 price objective (up previously from $215.00) on shares of Boeing in a research report on Sunday, September 17th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Boeing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Boeing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $289.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Argus restated a “buy” rating and set a $290.00 price objective (up previously from $270.00) on shares of Boeing in a research report on Friday, October 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and fourteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $257.81.

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About Boeing

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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