The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) Will Conduct Involuntary Layoffs Of Engineers-Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL)

The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) [Trend Analysis] tries to capture market sentiments, shares eased down -0.16% to $158.82. Boeing Co (BA) warned that it will conduct involuntary layoffs of engineers, part of a cost-cutting drive as the aerospace and defense company responds to increasing competition amid slowing aircraft sales. The reductions, disclosed in an internal memo seen by Reuters, also include dozens of job categories eligible for voluntary layoffs in Washington state, southern California and South Carolina.

Boeing did not indicate the number of reductions the company planned. Vice Chairman Ray Conner and Commercial Airplanes Chief Executive Officer Kevin McAllister said last month that Boeing would continue job cuts in 2017. The company slashed employment by 10,828 jobs last year. About two-thirds of those reductions were in Washington state. “While we have made good progress, more changes are needed to ensure our long-term future,” John Hamilton, vice president of engineering at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, wrote in the memo.

When calculating EPS estimates for the current year from sell-side analysts, the Price to current year EPS stands at 0.80%. Investors looking further ahead will note that the Price to next year’s EPS is 31.23%. (What Market Forces Produce Volatility in NYSE:BA Share? Find Free Report Here)

As for as concerns shares volumes, in share of capital The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) has 615.65 million outstanding shares among them 615.41 million shares have been floated in market exchange. BA institutional ownership remained 73.60% while insider ownership included 0.10%. The firm attains analyst recommendation of 2.30 with week’s performance of 1.34%

Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) [Trend Analysis] shows fluctuation in active trade, on Wednesday shares moved up 0.55% to $49.41.

The 52-week high of the share price is -10.09% and 52-week low of the share price is 58.33%. Current stock price is in the upbeat territory taking into account of 20 days moving average with -1.67% and continued bullish run for 50 days moving average with -2.82%.

Moving toward technical analysis, the current ratio, or the liquidity ratio of a company was calculated 2.50 as compared to its debt to equity ratio stands at 0.54. To take look on ration of tradable shares being shorted in market, float short ration was 3.04%, as compared to sentiment indicator; Short Ratio was 3.90. Taking notice in average true range, it was 0.69.

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Steve Hart

Steve Hart is a longtime business journalist who has covered everything from municipal bonds to management, major banks and MBA programs. Prior to becoming a writer at Seneca Globe News, Steve Hart was a securities analyst and a budget and fiscal analyst. Steve can be reached at steve.hart@senecaglobe.com

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