Media coverage about Boeing (NYSE:BA) has been trending negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Boeing earned a media sentiment score of -2.10 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news coverage about the aircraft producer an news buzz score of 2 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Boeing’s analysis:
- Arbor Investment Advisors, LLC Buys 3M Co, Microsoft Corp, Boeing Co, Sells iShares Core U.S. … (gurufocus.com)
- This Is How Much Boeing’s Bread-And-Butter Planes Cost (feedproxy.google.com)
- British Airways Opted For Boeing 777X Aircraft Over More A380’s – Simple Flying (simpleflying.com)
- Branding Genius Trump Has Even More Airplane Thoughts – Splinter (splinternews.com)
- A one-sided marriage to Boeing? – The Spokesman-Review (spokesman.com)
Shares of NYSE BA traded down $4.18 during trading on Monday, reaching $375.46. 3,805,307 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 7,092,425. Boeing has a 52-week low of $292.47 and a 52-week high of $446.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 25.99, a current ratio of 1.08 and a quick ratio of 0.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $214.30 billion, a PE ratio of 23.45, a P/E/G ratio of 1.94 and a beta of 1.33.
Boeing announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Monday, December 17th that allows the company to repurchase $20.00 billion in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization allows the aircraft producer to reacquire up to 11.1% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
BA has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $440.00 price target on shares of Boeing in a research note on Friday. Edward Jones lowered Boeing from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, March 11th. Wolfe Research set a $436.00 target price on Boeing and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, April 8th. UBS Group lowered their target price on Boeing to $500.00 and set a “positive” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, April 5th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Boeing from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 2nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and seventeen have given a buy rating to the company. Boeing currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $409.61.
In other news, EVP Timothy John Keating sold 26,557 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $395.47, for a total transaction of $10,502,496.79. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Theodore Colbert III sold 2,137 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $408.85, for a total value of $873,712.45. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 72,247 shares of company stock worth $28,922,977. Insiders own 0.23% 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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