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The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

The Boeing Company (NYSE: BA), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 79705.7. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for The Boeing Company is 128.12 (with a change from open of 0.34%), this in conjunction with a target price of 149.27. Volume today has so far reached 1193185, with an average volume of about 3644.4. The GAP for this stock, is 0.78%.

The P/E ratio is 23.27, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 13.06. The current EPS for The Boeing Company, is 5.45, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 0.80%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to -10.10%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for The Boeing Company, EPS is looking like it will grow 54.09% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 11.13%. Quarter over quarter is -123.10% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.90%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 10.90%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.40%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 76.20%. Shares outstanding is 629.09, while shares float is at a value of 623.17. Float short for The Boeing Company is 4.61% and the short ratio is 7.88.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 16.83, while the total debt/equity comes to 18.83. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 0.4. The most recent gross margin is 13.60% and their operating margin is 5.30%. The profit margin is 3.80%.

The Boeing Company has seen returns on assets of 4.00%, and on investment, 33.50%. Return on equity is 83.90%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 2.09. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 0.82, with Price/book ratio coming to 137.72 and Price/cash is 8.6, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 15.31.

The simple moving averages are -2.77% and -0.40% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -12.72% and the 52 week low is 27.56%.

The Boeing Company has a dividend yield of 3.44%, with a current price of 128.12. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 76.10%. This is in an industry, Aerospace/Defense Products & Services, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Industrial Goods. The Boeing Company is based in USA.

Performance in the Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry means that The Boeing Company has seen performance for the past week of -1.42%, with performance for the month coming to -5.95%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -1.59%, and for the half year the performance is -4.85%. Volatility for this week is 1.73% and for the month this is 1.44%.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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