Boeing's Flight Plan In Question: Stock Drops As Deliveries Stall, Valuation Concerns Mount

Zinger Key Points
  • Boeing faces a turbulent period as recent mid-air incidents, production slowdowns, and delivery concerns weigh on investor sentiment.
  • Technical indicators signal bearish sentiment for Boeing stock, with oversold conditions and valuation concerns adding to the challenge.

Boeing Co BA investors are closely monitoring recent developments as the aerospace giant navigates through a series of challenges. The stock was trading lower by 1.87% on Tuesday afternoon, after the company reported Q1 deliveries of 97 planes.

Boeing Stock Down 30% YTD On Delivery Concerns & More

The 97 deliveries are across its commercial and defense programs, significantly lower than the year-ago period.

More on Q1 deliveries here: Boeing’s First Quarter Delivery Drama – Commercial Aircraft Numbers Drop Amid Industry Turbulence

Boeing’s stock has been facing downward pressure since the beginning of the year, having fallen over 30% year-to-date.

One of the recent crises involved a mid-air incident where a Boeing 737-800 aircraft lost its engine cover during takeoff at Denver International Airport. This, coupled with the company’s decision to pay outgoing CEO David Calhoun $32.8 million in total compensation for 2023, reflects ongoing turbulence within the organization.

Moreover, Boeing’s strategic shift in its supply chain, potentially ending its 20-year outsourcing strategy, has raised questions about the company’s long-term direction. The decline in production of its 737 MAX jetliners due to increased regulatory inspections and assembly line slowdowns adds further pressure.

Strongly Bearish Trend With Selling Pressure Prevailing Over Boeing Stock

From a technical standpoint, Boeing’s stock is currently trading below its 5, 20, and 50-day exponential moving averages, indicating a strongly bearish trend with selling pressure.

The Moving Average Convergence Divergence (MACD) indicator adds to the bearish sentiment, while the Relative Strength Index (RSI) indicates oversold conditions. Bollinger Bands analysis also suggests a bearish sentiment for Boeing’s stock.

Overvalued Relative To Airbus & Lockheed Martin


In terms of relative valuation, Boeing appears highly valued compared to its peers, with a P/E Non-GAAP ratio of 210.67 and an EV/EBITDA ratio of 30.03. This contrasts with Lockheed Martin Corp‘s LMT lower P/E ratio of 17.37 and Airbus SE‘s EADSF EADSY EV/EBITDA ratio of 13.60, signaling potential concerns among investors about Boeing’s valuation.

Despite these challenges, Boeing remains a key player in the aerospace industry, with investors closely monitoring its efforts to address operational issues and restore investor confidence.

As the company navigates through turbulent times, investors are advised to keep a close watch on both technical indicators and fundamental developments to make informed investment decisions.

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