Stocks Taking Toll on Investment Valuation: The Boeing (NYSE:BA), Waste Management (NYSE:WM)

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) runs in leading trade, it are increasing 0.33% to traded at $177.44. BA attains analyst recommendation of 2.60 on scale of 1-5 with week’s performance of 3.88%. Boeing plans to build a plant in the United Kingdom to make parts for its 737 and 777 airliners. When it opens in 2018 it will be Boeing’s first plant in Europe.

Boeing said the new facility “is part of a broader plan by Boeing to begin in-house manufacturing of key actuation components and systems in the U.S. and the U.K. to enhance production efficiency and reduce cost in its supply chain.”

To find out the technical position of BA, it holds price to book ratio of 129.52 that unearth high-growth companies selling at low-growth prices, but it requires appropriate measurement approach. It has forward price to earnings ratio of 17.51, and price to earnings ratio calculated as 23.16. The price to earnings growth ration calculated as 1.77. BA is presenting price to cash flow of 10.80 and free cash flow concluded as 21.12.

EPS estimates indicating constrictive facts, the current year from sell-side analysts, Price to current year EPS stands at 2.30%, and looking further price to next year’s EPS is 9.02%. While take a short look on price to sales ratio, that was 1.15 and price to earning ration of 23.16 attracting passive investors.

Waste Management, Inc. (NYSE:WM) kept active in under and overvalue discussion, WM holds price to book ratio of 6.09 that presents much better indicator to find market price of a share price over its book value of equity for investment valuation. In addition, the firm has price to earnings ratio of 27.61, which is authentic method to judge but not universal for all situation.

Fundament/ News Factor in Focus

Taking look on ratio analysis, WM has forward price to earnings ratio of 21.11, compare to its price to earnings ratio of 27.61. Adding one more ration to find detail valuation of security, price to earnings growth ration that stands at 2.63. The co is presenting price to cash flow as 1001.83 and while calculating price to free cash flow it concluded at 35.82, the low single digit may indicate stock is undervalued and vice versa. On other hand, keeping in mind stable cash flows but few growth prospects make traders to value lower.

The firm has price volatility of 1.12% for a week and 0.92% for a month. Its beta stands at 0.73 times. Narrow down four to firm performance, its weekly performance was 2.77% and monthly performance was 4.99%.


About Richard Avery

He is a capital projects manager and process design engineer at a large-cap company. He has renowned MBA degree. Before joining SWR, he was a freelance writer for renounce tech websites. He is currently studying for CFP exam. Interests: Tech stocks, Economic Markets, Blue-chips.

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