The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which industrials editor/analyst Brendan Byrnes and technology editor/analyst Andrew Tonner discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, Brendan takes a look at Boeing and its recent earnings. How did the company perform, and how will it stack up against its peers in 2012?

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