| The Boeing is an aerospace firm. Co.'s segments include: Commercial Airplanes, which develops, produces and markets commercial jet aircraft and provides fleet support services, mainly to the commercial airline industry; Defense, Space and Security, which engages in the research, development, production and modification of manned and unmanned military aircraft and weapons systems for strike, surveillance and mobility, vertical lift, and commercial derivative aircraft; Global Services, which provides supply chain and logistics management, pilot and maintenance training systems and services, and data analytics and digital services; and Boeing Capital, which manages overall financing exposure. We show 42 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our BA shares outstanding history coverage, used to compute BA market cap on those dates.|
Understanding the changing numbers of shares outstanding, the changing
share price, and the resulting changing BA market cap history over the course of time is important for investors
interested in comparing BA's market cap history versus its peers.
Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies,
and then calculating their respective market caps. Comparing the share price of BA versus a peer is one thing; comparing
BA market cap versus a peer is a completely different story.
Furthermore, via fluctuation both in per-share price and in the number of shares outstanding (via issuance of new shares over time, the repurchase of existing shares),
the market cap for a company like BA can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching BA by allowing them to research the BA market cap history.