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The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) was the recipient of some unusual options trading on Wednesday. Stock investors acquired 19,612 call options on the stock, Analyst Ratings Net reports. This represents an increase of 127% compared to the average daily volume of 8,647 call options.

A number of research firms have recently commented on BA. Analysts at RBC Capital downgraded shares of The Boeing Company from an “outperform” rating to a “sector perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 11th. They now have a $145.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $137.25. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Separately, analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The Boeing Company in a research note on Friday, June 6th. They now have a $144.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Sterne Agee reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Boeing Company in a research note on Monday, June 2nd. They now have a $164.00 price target on the stock. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The Boeing Company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $152.32.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) traded down 1.62% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $127.06. The stock had a trading volume of 7,928,946 shares. The Boeing Company has a 52 week low of $98.18 and a 52 week high of $144.57. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $133.0 and a 200-day moving average of $131.1. The company has a market cap of $92.655 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.26.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 23rd. The company reported $1.76 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.56 by $0.20. The company had revenue of $20.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.56 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.73 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that The Boeing Company will post $7.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Friday, September 5th. Investors of record on Friday, August 8th will be given a dividend of $0.73 per share. This represents a $2.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 6th.

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA), is an aerospace company.

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