The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) reported on Friday that its second X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle landed in California after a 469-day mission by the United States Air Force to test the capabilities of reusable unmanned vehicles for future space tasks.
Aircraft maker Boeing reported in a statement that the pilotless spacecraft, which was initiated from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, on March 5, 2011, grounded on a runway at Vandenberg Air Force Base at 5:48 AM local time.
Boeing vice president of Government Space Systems Paul Rusnock reported in the statement on Friday that they proved that unmanned space means of transportations can be sent into orbit and safely recovered.
Shifting readers focus to broader market, let’s consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ) fell -0.07% to settle at $26.73, Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE:LMT) moved up +0.14% to end at $83.45 while Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR) plunged -2.17% to finish on Friday at $23.02.
The Boeing Company (NYSE:BA) last session volume of 5.31 million shares was slightly higher than its average volume of 4.36 million shares. The stock after opening at $72.09 hit high price of $72.38 and then closed at $71.99 by scoring +0.19%.
BA generated revenue of 73.21 billion in the following twelve months and earned $4.35 billion. The Company showed a positive +5.94% in the net profit margin and as well as in its operating margin which remained +8.76%. Company’s annual sales growth for the past five year was 2.24%.
The BA past twelve months price to sales ratio was 0.74 and price to cash ratio remained 5.13. As far as the returns are concern, the BA return on equity was recorded as +97.26% and increased +12.04% return on investment while its return on asset stayed at +5.84%.
The stock showed weekly upbeat performance of +2.93% which was maintained for the month at -0.50%. Likewise the negative performance for the quarter was recorded as -3.71% and for the year was -0.28% while the YTD performance remained at -0.70%.
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