No matter what's going on in the market, and no matter a specific company's history, there are always reasons to consider buying shares in a business. After all, some of the best opportunities in stocks are born from historically bloody times.
Motley Fool CAPS hosts a boatload of opinions from more than 125,000 members on nearly 5,400 stocks, giving good reasons to own -- or sell -- a stock.
In the case of aircraft manufacturer Boeing
Diverse revenue sources: Boeing brings in revenue from a wide range of customers. It supplies commercial airliners to carriers like American Airlines
Big backlog: It hasn't been all peaches and cream, though -- discord with union workers and production delays helped lead Boeing to slash 10,000 jobs. But Boeing’s backlog still grew 8% in 2008 to a record $352 billion and sits at 3,700 planes. Despite some cancelled orders, demand continues to come in for aircraft from other sources to pick up the slack.
Dividend: While dividend cuts coming from companies like Pfizer
Of course, there's a lot more devil in the details of these buy-side opinions, which is why CAPS is such a great resource to check and balance your own analysis. You can read the bullish and bearish sides to every stock. To see what the very best CAPS members are saying now about Boeing, just click on over to Motley Fool CAPS and have a look -- it's all free, and your opinion's welcome, too.
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Fool contributor Dave Mock always makes sure to keep his right hand informed about what the left hand is doing. He owns shares of Pfizer, which is both an Income Investor and an Inside Value selection. Titanium Metals and FedEx are Stock Advisor recommendations. The Fool owns shares of Pfizer. The Fool has a gold-plated disclosure policy.