Boeing (BA) closed at $151.82 in the latest trading session, marking a -1.2% move from the prior day. This change lagged the S&P 500's daily loss of 1.07%. Meanwhile, the Dow lost 1.07%, and the Nasdaq, a tech-heavy index, lost 0.07%.
Prior to today's trading, shares of the airplane builder had lost 7.71% over the past month. This has lagged the Aerospace sector's loss of 3.77% and the S&P 500's loss of 3.49% in that time.
Boeing will be looking to display strength as it nears its next earnings release. In that report, analysts expect Boeing to post earnings of $0.27 per share. This would mark year-over-year growth of 145%. Meanwhile, our latest consensus estimate is calling for revenue of $18.48 billion, up 20.94% from the prior-year quarter.
For the full year, our Zacks Consensus Estimates are projecting earnings of -$1.90 per share and revenue of $71.53 billion, which would represent changes of +79.87% and +14.84%, respectively, from the prior year.
It is also important to note the recent changes to analyst estimates for Boeing. Recent revisions tend to reflect the latest near-term business trends. As a result, we can interpret positive estimate revisions as a good sign for the company's business outlook.
Research indicates that these estimate revisions are directly correlated with near-term share price momentum. We developed the Zacks Rank to capitalize on this phenomenon. Our system takes these estimate changes into account and delivers a clear, actionable rating model.
The Zacks Rank system ranges from #1 (Strong Buy) to #5 (Strong Sell). It has a remarkable, outside-audited track record of success, with #1 stocks delivering an average annual return of +25% since 1988. Over the past month, the Zacks Consensus EPS estimate remained stagnant. Boeing is holding a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now.
The Aerospace - Defense industry is part of the Aerospace sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 144, which puts it in the bottom 43% of all 250+ industries.
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