The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] shares went higher by 1.19% from its previous closing of $375.63, now trading at the price of $380.11, also adding 4.48 points. Is BA stock a buy or should you stay away?

The stock had a rather active trading session with the latest closing, by far recording 1.59 million contracts. Compared to the average trading volume of BA shares, the company saw a far better performance. Moreover, the stock has a 562.29M float and a +4.71% run over in the last seven days. BA share price has been hovering between $446.01 and $292.47 lately, and is definitely worthy of attention.

The Boeing Company [NYSE:BA]: Analyst Rating and Earnings

Its stock price has been found in the range of 292.47 to 446.01. This is compared to its latest closing price of $375.63.

Stay on the lookout for the next quarterly financial report – the company is expected to release the following results on Wed 23 Oct (In 40 Days).

Fundamental Analysis of The Boeing Company [BA]

Now let’s turn to look at profitability: with a current Operating Margin for The Boeing Company [BA] sitting at +11.67 and its Gross Margin at +19.42, this company’s Net Margin is now 5.10%. These metrics indicate that this company is not generating as much profit, after accounting for expenses, compared to its market peers.

This company’s Return on Total Capital is 91.53, and its Return on Invested Capital has reached 76.40%. Its Return on Equity is 3,012.39, and its Return on Assets is 9.97. These metrics suggest that this The Boeing Company does a poor job of managing its assets, and likely won’t be able to provide successful business outcomes for its investors in the near term.

Turning to investigate this organization’s capital structure, The Boeing Company [BA] has generated a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio of 4,084.66. Similarly, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 97.61, while its Total Debt to Total Assets stands at 11.80. Looking toward the future, this publicly-traded company’s Long-Term Debt to Equity is 21.22, and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 3,143.66.

What about valuation? This company’s Enterprise Value to EBITDA is 14.95 and its Total Debt to EBITDA Value is 1.00. The Enterprise Value to Sales for this firm is now 2.26, and its Total Debt to Enterprise Value stands at 0.07. The Boeing Company [BA] has a Price to Book Ratio of 540.01, a Price to Cash Flow Ratio of 12.32 and P/E Ratio of 44.51. These metrics show that this company has a mixed appeal, and ROI could be a gain or a loss.

Shifting the focus to workforce efficiency, The Boeing Company [BA] earns $660,961 for each employee under its payroll. Similarly, this company’s Receivables Turnover is 8.03 and its Total Asset Turnover is 0.96. This publicly-traded organization’s liquidity data is also interesting: its Quick Ratio is 0.31 and its Current Ratio is 1.08. This company is not investing its short-term assets in an optimally efficient way, making it a riskier investment.

The Boeing Company [BA] has 564.70M shares outstanding, amounting to a total market cap of $212.12B. Its stock price has been found in the range of 292.47 to 446.01. At its current price, it has moved down by -14.78% from its 52-week high, and it has moved up 29.97% from its 52-week low.

This stock’s Beta value is currently 1.25, which indicates that it is 2.64% more volatile that the wider market. This stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is at 63.05. This RSI score is good, suggesting this stock is neither overbought or oversold.

Conclusion: Is The Boeing Company [BA] a Reliable Buy?

The Boeing Company [BA] stock is presenting a less attractive investment opportunity when compared to similarly-sized corporations in the same industry. The price performance of these shares has not shown much promise, and the financial results that this company has recently delivered present a highly risky investment.