How to buy Boeing shares
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The Boeing Company is an aerospace & defense business with stocks listed in the US. Boeing shares (BA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was US$216.45 – a decrease of -INF% over the previous week. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in Boeing
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Boeing. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: BA. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Boeing reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$216.45, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Boeing, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Boeing. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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What's in this guide?
- Boeing key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Boeing stock a buy or sell?
- Boeing performance over time
- Can I short Boeing shares?
- Is Boeing suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Boeing shares over-valued?
- Boeing's financials
- How volatile are Boeing shares?
- Does Boeing pay a dividend?
- Have Boeing shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Boeing share priceUse our graph to track the performance of BA stocks over time.
Boeing shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$89 - US$276.31|
|50-day moving average||US$209.2527|
|200-day moving average||US$190.8936|
|Dividend yield||US$2.055 (0.92%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$6.644|
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Is it a good time to buy Boeing stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
Boeing price performance over time
|1 week (2021-03-02)||-3.00%|
|1 month (2021-02-09)||0.62%|
|3 months (2020-12-09)||-6.73%|
|6 months (2020-09-09)||34.62%|
|1 year (2020-03-09)||-4.72%|
|2 years (2019-03-08)||-48.77%|
|3 years (2018-03-09)||-38.95%|
|5 years (2016-03-09)||76.18%|
Is Boeing under- or over-valued?
Valuing Boeing stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Boeing's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Boeing's P/E ratio
Boeing's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 49x. In other words, Boeing shares trade at around 49x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Boeing's PEG ratio
Boeing's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 6.5305. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Boeing's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Boeing's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$6.6 billion (£4.7 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Boeing's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$58.2 billion|
|Gross profit TTM||US$-1,690,000,000|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.79%|
|Return on equity TTM||0%|
|Market capitalisation||US$130.1 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Boeing shares
There are currently 9.8 million Boeing shares held short by investors – that's known as Boeing's "short interest". This figure is 10.1% down from 11.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Boeing shares can be evaluated.
Boeing's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Boeing's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Boeing shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Boeing shares traded daily (recently around 11.2 million). Boeing's SIR currently stands at 0.88. In other words for every 100,000 Boeing shares traded daily on the market, roughly 880 shares are currently held short.
However Boeing's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Boeing shares, or, against the total number of tradable Boeing shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Boeing's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Boeing shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0169% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Boeing shares, roughly 17 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Boeing.
Find out more about how you can short Boeing stock.
Boeing's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Boeing.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Boeing's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 41.15
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Boeing's overall score of 41.15 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 86th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Boeing is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Boeing's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.02/100
Boeing's environmental score of 12.02 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Boeing's social score
Social score: 22.37/100
Boeing's social score of 22.37 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Boeing's governance score
Governance score: 11.76/100
Boeing's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Boeing is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Boeing's controversy score
Controversy score: 4/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Boeing scored a 4 out of 5 for controversy – the second-lowest score possible, reflecting that Boeing has a damaged public profile.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||41.15|
|Total ESG percentile||86.46|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||4|
Boeing share dividends
We're not expecting Boeing to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Boeing's shares ever split?
Boeing's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 9 June 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Boeing shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Boeing shares which in turn could have impacted Boeing's share price.
Boeing share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Boeing's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$89 up to US$276.31. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Boeing's is 1.6254. This would suggest that Boeing's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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 through four segments: Commercial Airplanes; Defense, Space & Security; Global Services; and Boeing Capital. The Commercial Airplanes segment provides commercial jet aircraft for passenger and cargo requirements, as well as fleet support services. The Defense, Space & Security segment engages in the research, development, production, and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems; strategic defense and intelligence systems, which include strategic missile and defense systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, cyber and information solutions, and intelligence systems; and satellite systems, such as government and commercial satellites, and space exploration. The Global Services segment offers products and services, including supply chain and logistics management, engineering, maintenance and modifications, upgrades and conversions, spare parts, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, technical and maintenance documents, and data analytics and digital services to commercial and defense customers. The Boeing Capital segment offers financing services and manages financing exposure for a portfolio of equipment under operating and finance leases, notes and other receivables, assets held for sale or re-lease, and investments. The company was founded in 1916 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.
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