The Boeing Company

  • A Different Kind of Air Show

    By Mark Yao - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: BDRBF.PK, EADSY.PK, SNR, BA

        Just recently, from the 17th-23rd of June, aeroplanes of the future took to the skies at the 2013 Paris Air Show. A host of innovative companies showcased the latest advancements in aviation technology, providing a glimpse into the future of air travel. But after setting aside the hype of electricity-powered aircraft and increasingly sophisticated materials comes another highlight of the week: the showdown between manufacturing giants Airbus (NASDAQOTH: EADSY.PK) and more »

  • Shares of Spirit Airlines Flies High and Continue to Soar

    By Emmanuel Floriann - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: LUV, SAVE, BA

    One of the best performing stocks this year is Spirit Airlines (NASDAQ: SAVE). Its share are flying high and approaching 100% appreciation at an astounding 82% growth year-to-date. With roughly four months still to go and Christmas holiday is coming, there is higher chance that it will surpass the 100% mark and beyond for this year. However, the ensuing months are not going to be an easy ride for the more »

  • CIA Will Send One of These Stocks Soaring

    By Marie Palumbo - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: AMZN, CSCO, IBM, LMT, BA

    Massive government spending is often viewed negatively in the public eye. And while you may or may not agree with the spending, there is a silver lining for investors to profit on such spending. Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) are currently battling for a $600 million government intelligence contract. During times of violate markets and uncertain corporate earnings, buying companies with large government contracts can add stability to more »

  • Aerospace and Defense Companies Battling it Out

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: NOC, TXT, BA

    The global Aerospace and Defense, or A&D, Industry is expected to grow at a rate of around 2.5% over the period of 2012-2015 to reach $544.7 billion. The companies in this sector are striving hard to cash in on the underlying growth opportunities, and in order to gain most are entering into joint ventures and signing more contracts. A&D companies have growth potential, and they are more »

  • With a remarkable upside potential Boeing deserves your investment

    By Zain Raza - August 8, 2013 | Tickers: BDRBF.PK, EADSY.PK, BA

    Travelling recently on an A380 undoubtedly was a very exquisite experience, because nothing beats Airbus A380 when it comes to luxury, but Boeing 787 Dream liners are closing up, since it is preferred by many airlines due to its efficient fuel consumption. Boeing (NYSE: BA) and European Aeronautic defense and space (NASDAQOTH: EADSY.PK) are two aircraft manufacturers that actually run the industry, however, Bombardier (NASDAQOTH: BDRBF.PK) is also making its more »

  • 1 Reason to Invest in These Airlines

    By Robinson Roacho - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DAL, BA, LCC

    The airline industry continues to rebound from lows seen in 2007 and 2008. It was not uncommon to think of the sector as a place where money goes down the drain. However, investors have been rewarded handsomely in present times.

    What’s more is that I believe the rally is not over, despite many investors trying to call the top. Therefore, these companies seem to be a great choice for more »

  • Manufacturing: Still Made in America

    By Kyle Colona - August 6, 2013 | Tickers: CAT, HOG, BA

    The manufacturing sector is a key factor in the U.S. economy -- rumors of its demise have been greatly exaggerated. According to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers account for about 12% of the gross domestic product.

    Manufacturing at a glance

    The association notes that manufacturers contributed $1.87 trillion to the U.S. economy last year. This is an increase from $1.73 trillion in 2011. NAM also more »

  • Bet on This Communication Equipment Company for Rewarding Returns

    By Shweta Dubey - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: DTV, JBLU, BA, VSAT

    ViaSat (NASDAQ: VSAT) is one of the leading suppliers of space, aeronautical, and mobile communication systems. It generates revenue by providing these communication systems to the U.S. government, commercial markets, and broadband services to individual customers. It operates under the brand name Exede to provide satellite internet service. 

    Recently, ViaSat’s stock price traded at almost twice its value of a year ago. The hike in the share price more »

  • Fly High With This Aerospace Company

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: ESL, LMT, BA

    The Department of Defense, or DOD, spent $655 billion on defense activities last year, which is expected to drop by $28.2 billion in the current year. A plunge in the defense budget was due to austerity measures. Going forward, the DOD is expecting to spend $621.6 billion in the next year.

    Downsizing the defense budget can cause adverse effects on the revenue of aircraft manufacturers, as the DOD more »

  • Buy 787 Suppliers, Not the Maker

    By Reuben Brewer - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: GE, HXL, BA

    Boeing's (NYSE: BA) 787 has been in the news again for catching fire. The technology in the airplane is impressive, so some troubles are to be expected. However, it's probably a safer bet to buy high-tech aerospace suppliers like Hexcel (NYSE: HXL) and General Electric (NYSE: GE) instead of Boeing.

    Not the same reason

    At first blush, it would seem good news that the recent fire wasn't more »

  • Despite Fears, Unmanned Aircraft Are the Future

    By Reuben Brewer - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: AVAV, NOC, BA

    Northrop Grumman's (NYSE: NOC) X-47B unmanned aircraft recently landed itself on an aircraft carrier, proving that totally autonomous air combat is on the way. While some may fear that this is the first step toward the robots taking over the Earth, investors should be eager to get aboard this industry-changing technology.

    The Clear Leader

    That Grumman was the lead government contractor on this project obviously puts it in the more »

  • Aluminum Giant Says Buy Airplanes

    By Reuben Brewer - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: AA, GE, BA

    Alcoa (NYSE: AA) just announced earnings that beat Wall Street's pretty low expectations. While solidifying demand is good for Alcoa, the company expects notable growth from the aerospace industry. That suggests solid outlooks for General Electric (NYSE: GE) and Boeing (NYSE: BA).

    A Tough Market

    Alcoa is one of the largest aluminum companies in the world. It's been a rough business since the housing market burst and the more »

  • Why You Should Invest in These Airlines

    By Robinson Roacho - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: ALK, LUV, BA

    The economy is slowly recovering from the recession of 2008 and 2009. The consumer sentiment index is at multi-year highs. Therefore, this is a great time for investors to buy stocks. Diversification is of utter importance, and one sector that could bring capital appreciation to your portfolio is the airline industry.

    Despite the recent events involving aircraft accidents, traveling by airplane is regarded as a safe form of traveling.

    I more »

  • Aviation Is Making a Comeback

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 23, 2013 | Tickers: AIRM, GE, BA

    Australia-based financial institution Macquarie Group just launched a helicopter-leasing business in response to rising demand in the energy and transportation sectors, as well as for global corporate executive transportation. An increase in executive travel is a positive note for the state of the economy and corporate profits, and this seems to be underscored by a U.S. stock market that’s been continually setting new highs of late. 

    Also gaining more »

  • Grow Your Portfolio Through These Companies

    By Robinson Roacho - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: LUV, SAVE, BA

    The airline industry is rebounding from the severe hit it took in 2007-2008, in part from economic growth. GDP readings are okay considering we are coming out of the recession, and the consumer sentiment index is at multi-year levels. As a result, most airlines are seeing strong passenger traffic. Therefore, it is a good idea for you to gain exposure to the rising sector.

    Boeing has been involved in several more »

  • How Could This Stock Harm Your Portfolio?

    By Robinson Roacho - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: SAVE, BA, LCC

    Note: The July crash was a Boeing 777, not a 787. This version has been corrected and Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    The airline industry has been recovering since a severe blow in 2007. Overall, most airlines have experienced increasing passenger traffic due to higher consumer sentiment index readings. As a result, aircraft makers such as Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Airbus have strong orders for new planes.

    The B787 more »

  • The Best Returns on Equity in the Dow Universe

    By Ryan Palmer - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: IBM, MSFT, BA

    Return on equity capital, or ROE, is one of the best metrics for evaluating how efficiently a company generates profits. ROE is equal to net income divided by shareholder's equity. It tells you how skilled a management team is at deploying the capital it receives from issuing equities.

    Some businesses naturally have an easier time producing a high ROE than others. Certain technology firms, whose chief asset is brainpower more »

  • Who Will Win the Dogfight of Carbon-Composite Aircraft?

    By Awais Malik - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: EADSY.PK, LMT, BA

    The carbon-composite industry for air planes is worth $1 trillion. With the introduction of carbon-composites, the aircraft industry is also becoming more competitive than it has been for ages. Here is how the three main players stack up against each other.

    Boeing (NYSE: BA) saw its stock sink by 5% after reports that its 787 Dreamliner caught fire sitting on the Heathrow airport. After earlier battery fire scares, the event more »

  • How to Profit From the Boom in the Civil Aviation Industry

    By Piyush Arora - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: BBD.B, EADSY.PK, BA

    With the recovery of major economies, airway load factors are booming and the aviation industry seems lucrative again. According to Boeing’s (NYSE: BA) forecasts, the global fleet of commercial airplanes could double in size by 2033. Its management estimates that global passenger traffic could increase by 5% annually till 2032, which should create a demand for $4.8 trillion worth of aircrafts.

    Even European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company more »

  • Here We Go Again: Headline Risk Returns For This Aerospace Giant

    By Bob Ciura - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: GE, BA, UTX

    Shares of aerospace juggernaut Boeing (NYSE: BA) have spent the last couple years flying high. As global economies continue its steady recovery from the global financial meltdown of 2008, demand for Boeing aircraft has surged. To illustrate, investors have been treated to 40% gains just since the start of 2013.

    After another incident which raised questions regarding the safety of the company’s Dreamliner 787, however Boeing shares have seen more »

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