There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. After-hours trades for The Boeing Company (BA) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$3.45, or -2.36%, to $142.49. Volume reached 175,783 shares, with price reaching a high of $144.11 and a low of $142.3. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Boeing, Red 6 to Advance Fighter Pilot Training with Augmented Reality.
As a NYSE listed company, BA falls under the Industrials sector while operating within the Aerospace & Defense industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $143.29 and fluctuated between $149.87 as its day high and $143.21 as its day low. The current market capitalization of The Boeing Company is $88.32B. A total of 6.17 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 7.75M shares.
Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, BA has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,133 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 22 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 155,767 shares during that period but sold 29,617.
In the most recent transaction, KELLNER LAWRENCE W bought 5,000 shares of BA for 208.91 per share on Feb 14. After the transaction, the Director now owns 7,500 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 01, MOLLENKOPF STEVEN M bought 480 shares at 208.39 per share. BA shares that Director owns now total 1,632.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Dandridge Edward Lee disposed of 990 shares on Nov 05 at a per-share price of $221.87. This resulted in the SVP, Communications holding 10,439 shares of BA after the transaction.
Investors prefer companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook. BA’s most recent ex-dividend date was 02/13/2020 when it declared a $2.055 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 03/06/2020. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/06/2019 with an ex-dividend date of 11/07/2019. The dividend was $2.055 per share in cash.
In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BA in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $211.84 with high estimates of $298.00 and low estimates of $160.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BA has a high of $233.94 and a low of $113.02.
As of this writing, BA has an earnings estimate of $0.21 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.45 per share and a lower estimate of $-0.23. The company reported an EPS of $-0.37 in the last quarter, which was -362.5% lower than expectations of $-0.08.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects.
The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 24 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for BA is Sell with a score of 4.75. A total of 16 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 5 rated it as Overweight while 3 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.