Learn everything you need to know about Boeing and find links to beginner-friendly guides that show you the best way to invest in it.
Updated: Nov 30, 2022

About Boeing

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What is Boeing?

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Boeing is an aerospace and defence company best known for manufacturing commercial jetliners. Headquartered in Chicago, Boeing also develops military aircraft, satellites, missile defence systems, human space flight and launch systems.

The company was founded in 1916 by William Edward Boeing, who, together with Conrad Westervelt designed and built a single-engine, two-seater plane. These days the business has a diverse range of aircraft, including the world’s best-selling commercial plane, the Boeing 737. Boeing counts some of the world’s leading airlines as its customers, although its military and defence contracts with the U.S. government provide much of it’s revenue.

How does Boeing make money?

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Selling commercial jetliners, providing military and defence aircraft and services to governments, and financing its customers. Boeing’s business is split into four segments: Commercial Aeroplanes, Defense Space and Security, Global Services, and Boeing Capital. Its financing segment is by far its smallest and generates just a few million dollars in revenue annually. Its other three segments are split evenly, each earning billions of dollars for the business.

What is Boeing’s best selling product?

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The 737 Max is Boeing best selling plane. The commercial jet was first produced in 1996 and the company has sold nearly 11,000 to many of the world’s airlines. However, in 2018 and 2019, two fatal crashes damaged the reputation of the 737 and a decline in orders followed. With a price between $99 million and $100 million, the 737 is not only Boeings best selling jet, it’s also one of the company’s biggest earners.

Who are the key executives at Boeing?

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Recent crashes and the coronavirus pandemic made the company struggle financially for the first time in many years. A change of leadership was made to help the business back to profitability and its CEO has only been in place for a couple of years. Here’s a list of some of Boeing’s top executives.

  • Lawrence W. Kellner. Chairman
  • David L. Calhoun. Chief Executive Officer
  • Brian West. Chief Financial Officer
  • Bertrand Marc Allen. Chief Strategy Officer
  • Susan Doniz. Chief Information Officer

Where can I buy shares in Boeing?

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You can buy Boeing stock on a stock trading platform. These platforms are extremely simple to use but there are different options to suit your specific needs. If you are a first-time investor, you might want to use a trading platform for beginners, while if you plan on doing a lot of trading from your phone, a stock trading app might be best.

Are there any other ways to invest in Boeing?

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The simplest way to invest in Boeing is to buy shares through a stock broker. However, you can also invest through an ETF or a fund. The best ETFs allow you to invest in the stock market more generally rather than focus on one company.

Boeing is part of the NYSE index, so you can invest in an ETF that tracks that index, or choose an airline ETF that lets you own a basket of related stocks from the same industry.

More about the BA price

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What is the Boeing stock price today?

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Today’s BA stock price is $130.45, as of October 2022. The price of Boeing is down 42% since the start of 2022. You can use the live Boeing stock chart to track the NYSE: BA price in real-time above, or compare the Boeing value today to its past performance using the Boeing financials tab at the top of this page.

What is the 52-week low for Boeing stock?

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The 52-week low for Boeing stock is $113.02. BA stock is currently 16 % above the 52-week low.

What is the 52-week high for Boeing stock?

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The 52-week high for Boeing stock is $233.94. BA stock is currently 43.60 %below the 52-week high.

What is the stock forecast for Boeing?

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The average Boeing stock forecast has a price target of $200 by the end of 2022. Boeing’s latest financial results, the broader economic outlook, and the amount of competition in the industry all influence these forecasts.

It’s best to take analyst forecasts with a grain of salt but you can use their estimates to help you understand the weight of opinion about a stock.

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