Boeing is expected to give a status report on its much-delayed 787 and aircraft delivery outlook today as it releases its end-of-year earnings and hosts a conference call with analysts and reporters.
It has been a tough year for Boeing stock, which closed Tuesday at $43.22. Boeing shares have lost 45 percent of their value in the past year -- the Standard & Poor's 500 index is down 39 percent in the same period -- and are 60 percent off their October 2007 high of $106.65.
Today's conference call needs to go beyond the norm, Barclays Capital analyst Joseph Campbell said in an analysts report.
Boeing must make an extra effort to clarify what's happening with its financials, he said. The company suspended financial guidance during the Machinists strike last year.
"This hiatus has left the investment community in the dark about much more than the strike," he said.
Shareholders have more unanswered questions than any time in recent memory, Campbell said.
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