Why Shares of Boeing Are Up Today

Lou Whiteman, The Motley Fool
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Why Shares of Boeing Are Up Today

Shares of Boeing (NYSE: BA) traded up 5% on Wednesday after a key executive said the $25 billion in new debt the company raised earlier this year should be enough to get through a multiyear global aviation crisis. Boeing has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused airlines to rethink growth plans and instead ground large portions of their existing fleets. With travel demand expected to be weak for years to come, Boeing is likely facing a long period of sluggish new jet sales.