[at New York Times] – International and local union leaders are sharply divided over a vote set for Friday on Boeing’s revised contract offer to machinists in Washington State.
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The Boeing Company (BA), with a current value of $102.57B, started the session at $136.16.
Shares have traded today between $135.74 and $137.05 per share and has traded between $72.68 and $142.00 over the past 12 months.
BA shares are currently priced at 20.08x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 22.33x forward p/e ratio.
The company pays shareholders $2.92 per share annually in dividends, yielding 2.10%.
In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 21 sell-side analysts are looking at $1.55 per share, which would be $0.27 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.03 sequential decrease. Investors should also note that the full-year EPS estimate of $6.73 is a $1.62 better when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $22.41 Billion. If reported, that would be a 0.49% increase over the year-ago quarter.
More recently, Oppenheimer downgraded BA from Outperform to Perform (Nov 20, 2013). Previously, BB&T Capital Mkts upgraded BA from Hold to Buy.
The average price target for BA shares by the analysts covering the stock is $150.13, which is 10.26% above where the stock opened this morning.
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), together with its subsidiaries, engages in the design, development, manufacture, sale and support of commercial jetliners, military aircraft, satellites, missile defense, human space flight and launch systems and services worldwide.
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