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Boeing's big drop shaving more than 300 points off the Dow (BA)

Boeing's big drop shaving more than 300 points off the Dow (BA)
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Dow Jones Industrial Average futures were down more than 170 points and Boeing was responsible for the entire drop and more.




An Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed Sunday morning, the second Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft to do so in five months.




Boeing has a weighting of more than 10% of the Dow.




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The second crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft in five months has caused has sent Boeing shares down 12% Monday morning, wiping out nearly $28 billion of the company's market value.
The sell-off in Boeing, which commands a weighting of more than 10% of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, has wiped out nearly 340 points from the index. The Dow would, which is down 187 points in pre-market trading, would be trading higher if not for Boeing's losses. By comparison, the S&P 500 index was up slightly in early action.
Boeing had previously driven 30% of the gain in the Dow this year. The Dow is a price-weighted index, meaning the company with the highest share price, Boeing, has the heaviest weighting. Even with Monday's losses, Boeing's stock price is still the highest in the index, at $371.
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