Boeing shares: price, dividends and performance

James Rodriguez James Rodriguez  updated on 2022-06-15

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Boeing stock is one of the leading stocks on the U.S. market and still attracts investors to the stock market today.

How much can you make with Boeing stock?

Get up-to-date and precise information on Boeing stock with its current price, dividend yield, analysis and our opinion.

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Want to buy shares in Boeing: Our key take-aways

Stock exchange: NYSE

  • Stock Index: S&P500
  • Dividend 2021: $0
  • Dividend forecast 2022: $0
  • 1 year performance: -24.51%

Should I buy Boeing stock?

Of course, Boeing stock remains an attractive U.S. stock if you are following a portfolio growth strategy.

After losing many points in 2021 due to the losses caused by the Covid crisis, Boeing stock could indeed have a great chance to rise again in the coming years.

The company, which currently does not pay a dividend, could also resume paying its shareholders as its financial situation improves.

Investing in this Boeing stock can thus yield a capital gain as well as a regular income.

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How can I buy shares in Boeing ?  

To buy Boeing on the stock market:

  1. Find an online broker offering stock investments.
  2. Open your trading account by filling out a simple form.
  3. Deposit funds into your account.
  4. Search for the stock
  5. Place a buy order to add Boeing to your stock portfolio.

To invest in Boeing, you can go through a traditional investment firm, an online brokerage or speak with a financial advisor.

How much are Boeing shares?

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Why Boeing shares could go up:

The economic and sectoral situation of the Boeing group points to certain elements in favour of a rise in the share price in the years to come, including

  • One of the world leaders in its sector: with its main competitor Airbus, Boeing is the current market leader in the design and manufacture of airplanes in the world.
  • Diversified business: The Boeing Group has multiple revenue streams, including telecommunications, defense and satellite manufacturing.
  • Strong financial position: The company also enjoys a strong financial position on the NYSE and is among the largest market capitalizations in the S&P500.
  • Attractive financial results: The company generates tens of billions of dollars in revenue each year and currently employs over 100,000 people.
  • Regular innovations: Boeing invests heavily in research and development every year to stay on the cutting edge of technology. It is currently investing heavily in hybrid and electric propulsion engines to produce more environmentally friendly aircraft in the future.
  • Contracts with the U.S. government: As one of the largest defense contractors in the U.S., the Boeing Group regularly collaborates with and receives support from the U.S. government.

Why Boeing shares could go down:

If many current elements about Boeing suggest that its stock price will go up, we must also take into account some elements rather in favour of a decrease in the price of this value:

  • A damaged brand image: several scandals, including accidents involving some of its aircraft, employee layoffs and cases of tax evasion have tarnished the brand's image in the past.
  • Losses linked to the pandemic: like all companies in the aviation sector, the Boeing group has suffered significant losses over the last few years, which it is currently struggling to consolidate.
  • A lack of dividend: the group has stopped paying its dividend for the last two years due to the losses generated by the global coronavirus pandemic, which makes its share less attractive for investors.
  • Penalizing policy changes: Recent government policy changes and higher taxes have also reduced the group's earnings.
  • Criticism in defense: Finally, the group is of course also facing various criticisms regarding its involvement in defense activities.

Can I buy Boeing stock online?

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How can I sell my Boeing shares? 

In Canada, you can't sell securities you don't own with a traditional savings vehicle. To take advantage of a falling Boeing stock price, you can:

  • Sell short using a margin account
  • Use derivatives such as options or CFDs
  • Sell Boeing stock that you hold in your portfolio.

What investment vehicles in Canada can hold Boeing stock? 

Boeing shares can be placed in several different savings vehicles including" 

  • RRSPs: these registered retirement savings plans offer funds that are accessible at the time of retirement and offer an income tax deferral.
  • TFSAs: tax-free savings accounts is an incredibly popular short-and long-term tax-free investment vehicle.
  • Margin accounts: This account offers leverage and allows you to borrow against the value of the securities you hold to make other investments. It allows you to sell short.
  • Cash accounts: This account allows you to trade stocks on North American markets only. 

You can invest in Boeing stock in several ways:

  • By buying its stock with cash through a buy order placed from your online brokerage platform.
  • By using baskets of stocks such as mutual funds or ETFs or exchange-traded funds that include Boeing stock.

Boeing share price history over 10 years:

Time periodGrowthHighLow
1 week9.84%193.38172.57
1 month-3.04%207.31167.60
3 months2.29%229.66167.60
6 months-7.86%233.9414.56
1 year-24.51%260.4514.56
3 years-48.44%388.6614.56
5 years7.48%446.0114.56
10 years145.72%446.0114.56
Boeing 10-year performance

Boeing dividends and payment dates

In 2021, the Boeing Group did not pay a dividend to its shareholders.

Due to losses during the Covid-19 pandemic and the government subsidies it received, Boeing suspended its dividend payment in 2021. No dividend has been announced for 2022.

However, it is of course possible that the group will resume an attractive distribution policy in the coming years as its financial situation improves.

What is the dividend yield for Boeing over the last 10 years?

YearDividend amountVariancePerformance
20121.764.76%2.44
20131.9410.23%1.45
20142.9250.52%2.32
20153.6424.56%2.46
20165.4549.73%3.05
20175.684.22%2.14
20186.8420.42%1.84
20198.2220.18%2.48
20202.055-75%2.37
20210-100%0
Boeing divident history

The yield on Boeing shares is obtained by dividing the annual dividend by the annual average price.

A stock's yield provides key information about a company's dividend policy and its evolution over time and performance.

Annual gross shareholder return = Total dividend for the year ÷ average share price for the same year

The 10-year average return = Sum of annual returns ÷ 10

What analysts are saying about Boeing stock:

A critical analysis of Boeing stock:

Fundamental analysis of Boeing stock shows many positive signals with the following indicators:

  • Future earnings outlook: for the next few years and the current year, Boeing shows an attractive earnings outlook.
  • A strong price target: The average price target of analysts who study Boeing stock is far from the current price, which suggests a strong rise in the stock.
  • Upwardly Revised Forecasts: Analysts' expectations for Boeing's stock have been revised upward over the past 12 months.
  • Profitability still low: however, the company's profitability before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization remains low with fragile margins.
  • High debt: The Boeing Group still has a high level of debt relative to its EBITDA.
  • Consistent valuation: In terms of earnings multiples, the Boeing Group is considered fairly valued by the market.
  • Zero dividend: The Boeing Group currently has a zero dividend and has no plans to pay a dividend in 2022.
  • Lowered Revenue Forecast: Analysts have recently lowered their forecasts for Boeing's revenue and earnings.
  • Scattered views: Analysts' estimates are not all in line, suggesting a lack of visibility on the business.
  • Below expectations: Historically, the Boeing group has often published results below expectations.

A technical analysis of Boeing stock:

As far as the technical analysis of Boeing stock on the long-term is concerned, the signals returned are rather to the sell side with the following indicators:

  • The RSI is currently at 42.60, which sends a sell signal on this stock.
  • The short and medium-term stochastics are also sending a sell signal and the long-term stochastic is indicating an oversold condition for this stock.
  • The MACD is negative at -22.130, which is also a sell signal.
  • The simple and exponential moving averages all return a sell signal over all time frames except for the MA200 which returns a buy signal.
  • The next technical support levels are currently at 187.07 and 168.80 and the next resistance levels are at 223.42 and 241.50.

Who is Boeing?

The Boeing Group, also known as The Boeing Company, is a company operating in the aeronautical sector. More specifically, it is currently the world leader in this sector.

The Boeing Group's turnover by activity can be broken down as follows:

  • Defense, space and security with 42.4% and which concerns military aircraft and mobility systems such as warplanes, helicopters and defense missiles, support services including logistics, engineering, maintenance or training services and space equipment such as satellites or launch pads.
  • Commercial aviation with 31.1% of sales, including spare parts, technical support, maintenance and engineering services.
  • Commercial and private aircraft financing and equipment leasing with 26.5% of revenue.

The Boeing Group currently employs 142,000 people.

The geographic breakdown of the group's revenue is as follows

  • United States with 62.7% of revenue
  • Europe with 24.4% of revenue
  • Asia with 9.4% of revenue
  • Middle East with 7.5% of revenue
  • Oceania with 1.8% of revenue
  • Canada with 1.6% of sales
  • Africa with 0.4% of sales
  • Rest of the world with 2.2% of sales

Who are Boeing’s competitors?

The Boeing Group faces a single competitor in the aviation segment but has other adversaries in its other segments including defense and aerospace. Here are its main current competitors:

  • Airbus Commercial Aircraft: this European aircraft manufacturer is owned by the industrial group of the same name and currently produces more than half of the airliners in this sector. It is of course Boeing's main competitor.
  • Lockheed Martin: this American company specializes in defense, in which it is the world leader. It designs and develops products mainly for the American government.
  • Raytheon Technologies Corporation: This American company specializes in the development and manufacture of products for the aerospace and defense sector. It was formed from the merger of United Technologies Corporation and Raytheon.
  • Bombardier Inc: This Canadian multinational company specializes in the development and production of business aircraft since 2021.
  • Northrop Grumman: Finally, this company is an American conglomerate resulting from the merger of Northrop and Grumman in 1994. It is active in the aerospace and defense sector with aeronautics, space, electronics and others. It is also the third largest arms company in the world.

Who are Boeing’s partners?

A large part of Boeing's growth strategy is currently based on forging strategic alliances with other companies. Some of its recent partners include:

  • SkyNRG Americas: Boeing has partnered with SkyNRG to invest in the first sustainable jet fuel production facility to supply Boeing's airports, airlines and operations on the West Coast.
  • Porsche: Boeing also signed a partnership with the luxury car brand to explore the premium urban air mobility market and expand urban air traffic.
  • Alaska Airlines: The two companies announced a partnership in the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program, which will test some 20 technologies in flight using a new Boeing 737-9 to improve safety and sustainability in air travel.
  • Embraer: The two companies are collaborating on a strategic partnership to deliver greater value to airline customers and air travelers by accelerating their growth in global aerospace markets.
  • Solvay: Finally, the two companies have worked together for many years and recently renewed their partnership on the supply of high-performance structural adhesive and composite materials for the lightweighting of large airliners.