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January 29, 2013
12:19 EDTBAEarnings Preview: Boeing sentiment mixed ahead of Q4 earnings report
The Boeing Company (BA) is expected to report Q4 earnings on Wednesday, January 30 before the market open with a conference call scheduled for 10:30 am ET. Boeing is a diversified aerospace company... EXPECTATIONS: Analysts are looking for EPS of $1.19 on revenue of $22.36B, according to First Call. The consensus range for EPS is $1.02-$1.28 on revenue of $21.14B-$23.17B... LAST QUARTER: Boeing reported Q3 EPS of $1.35 against estimates for $1.12 on revenue of $20.01B against estimates for $20.03B. On its Q3 earnings report, the company raised its FY12 EPS and revenue guidance. The FY12 EPS view was raised to $4.80-$4.95 from $4.40-$4.60, consensus $4.73. The FY12 revenue forecast was increased to $80.5B-$82B from $79.5B-$81.5B, consensus $80.65B. FY12 cash flow was also seen greater than $5.5B, up from prior guidance of greater than $5B. On the company’s Q3 conference call, management said passenger traffic "remained resilient," and a "dramatic replacement cycle for commercial planes" was being witnessed. Overall, the company said the defense markets were expected to trend with the threat of budget cuts... STREET RESEARCH: Street research has been mixed in the weeks leading up to Boeing’s Q4 earnings report. The recent weakness in the shares was seen as a buying opportunity by several firms including Sterne Agee, Wells Fargo, and Argus. Conversely, Boeing was downgraded by BB&T and Goldman Sachs on January 8 and January 16, respectively. Regarding the recent grounding of 787 Dreamliner, the worst case scenario was seen as a $5B write off, according to Howard Rubel, a Jefferies & Co. analyst... PRICE ACTION: Boeing’s shares have traded in a choppy pattern since Q3’s results were released in late October, and currently sit at approximately the same level as they did three months ago. In early afternoon trading ahead of Wednesday's Q4 report, Boeing’s shares are down about 0.70%.
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September 17, 2014
17:43 EDTBABoeing awarded $293M contact by DLA for manage parts, support
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10:56 EDTBABoeing Airplanes head mulls making 52 737s monthly, Reuters says
Boeing Commercial Airplanes CEO Ray Connor said that the company is aiming to produce close to 52 737 aircrafts per month beginning in 2018, according to Reuters, citing comments from Connor. Connor said, "Now, I can tell you that the demand is there for those airplanes, significant demand. So I'm not uncomfortable with the timing or with rate." Reference Link
07:46 EDTBABoeing and Avalon finalize order for 787 Dreamliners, 737 MAXs
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06:27 EDTBABoeing tanker to make first flight five months later than planned, WSJ reports
A Boeing aerial refueling tanker is expected to make its first flight in November, five months later than planned, reports the Wall Street journal. Major General John Thompson, the head of the KC-46A Pegasus tanker program, said he was "disappointed" about the delay in the test aircraft's first flight. Reference Link
September 16, 2014
18:30 EDTBAOn The Fly: After Hours Movers
UP AFTER EARNINGS: Apogee Enterprises (APOG), up 5.6% after reporting second quarter results and raising fiscal 2015 guidance. ALSO HIGHER: InspireMD (NSPR), up 18.5% after reporting positive trial results for CGuard... Boeing (BA), up marginally after NASA awarded the company with a $4.2B contract for commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station... U.S. Steel (X), up 7.9%% after updating third quarter outlook. DOWN AFTER EARNINGS: Adobe (ADBE), down 4.5% following third quarter results. ALSO LOWER: Rackspace Hosting (RAX), down 16.7% after ending strategic review and deciding to stay independent... Sunoco Logistics Partners (SXL), down 3.9% after filing to sell 7.7M shares of common stock... Aratana Therapeutics (PETX), down 7.8% after filing to sell common stock.
17:22 EDTBAUnited Launch Services awarded $938.37M government contract modification
United Launch Services, a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Boeing (BA), has been awarded a $938.37M modification to previously awarded FA8811-13-C-0003 cost-plus-incentive-fee contract for FY15 EELV launch capability for the Delta IV and Atlas V families of launch vehicles. This contract provides for mission assurance, program management, systems engineering, integration of the space vehicle with the launch vehicle, launch site and range operations, and launch infrastructure maintenance and sustainment. Work will be performed at Littleton, Colorado; Vandenberg Air Force Base, California; and Cape Canaveral Air Station, Florida, with an expected completion date of Sept. 30, 2015.
17:08 EDTBAAerojet Rocketdyne propulsion to fly on CST-100
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16:30 EDTBANASA awards Boeing $4.2B contract for commercial space flight to ISS
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16:15 EDTBANASA picks Boeing, SpaceX to transport U.S. astronauts to ISS
NASA has partnered with Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. astronauts to the International Space Station, or ISS. NASA says that the partnership, "promises to give more people the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of spaceflight." Comments come from NASA's Twitter page. Reference Link
11:57 EDTBAPentagon to most likely approve Musk's Falcon rockets, WSJ says
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06:44 EDTBABoeing may beat out SpaceX for NASA contract to ferry astronauts, WSJ says
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06:34 EDTBABoeing, Lockheed ally with Amazon CEO on rocket engine, Reuters says
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September 15, 2014
17:40 EDTBABoeing awarded $130M government contract modification
Boeing Company, Mesa, Arizona, was awarded a $130M modification to fixed-price incentive, full rate production contract W58RGZ-12-C-0055; the cumulative total of the contract, before this modification, was $1.16B. This is an undefinitized contract action to build seven new Apache AH-64E helicopters. FY13 and FY14 other funds in the amount of $19.2M were obligated at the time of the award. Work will be performed in Mesa, Arizona, with an estimated completion date of March 31, 2017.
17:28 EDTBABoeing awarded $293.2M government contract modification
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07:42 EDTBAMorgan Stanley to hold a conference
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07:22 EDTBAAir Force Association to hold a conference
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September 11, 2014
09:01 EDTBAAlcoa signs multiyear supply contract with Boeing valued at over $1B
Alcoa (AA) has signed a long-term contract to supply aluminum sheet and plate products to Boeing (BA). The multiyear contract, valued at more than $1B, is the largest ever between the two companies. Notably, the agreement makes Alcoa sole supplier to Boeing for wing skins on all of its metallic structure airplanes. Alcoa plate products, used in applications such as wing ribs, wing skins or other structural parts of the aircraft, will also be on every Boeing platform, including the 787 Dreamliner. Finally, the agreement establishes a foundation for continued collaboration on new, high-strength and corrosion-resistant alloys, including aluminum-lithium that could be used for complex structural applications.
September 10, 2014
09:14 EDTBABoeing receives first order for 502 Phoenix small satellite
Boeing received its first commercial order for the 502 Phoenix small satellite from HySpecIQ of Washington, D.C. The satellites will carry the commercial remote sensing industry’s first hyperspectral payload, capable of providing spectral imaging fidelity. Boeing will deliver a complete satellite system initially consisting of two satellites, available for launch in 2018, command and control operations, image processing, and data storage of collected imagery. The contract includes options for long-term operations and maintenance.
September 9, 2014
09:37 EDTBABoeing announces agreement with GA Telesis
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06:17 EDTBABoeing up against pressure to boost 737 production rate, Reuters says
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