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Boeing has lost $26.6B in market value since Sunday's 737 Max crash

CNBC logo CNBC 2019-03-13 Jessica Bursztynsky

a person standing in front of a cage: A Batik Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft, operated by Lion Air, center, sits on the tarmac at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.© Provided by CNBC LLC A Batik Air Boeing Co. 737 Max 8 aircraft, operated by Lion Air, center, sits on the tarmac at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cenkareng, Indonesia, on Tuesday, March 12, 2019.

Boeing investors lost $26.6 billion in the first two trading days this week following Sunday's fatal crash of one of its popular 737 Max jets in Ethiopia.  

Boeing's shares slid 11 percent from a close of $422.54 Friday to $375.41 Tuesday before turning positive in morning trading Wednesday morning. The share slide cut its market value from $238.7 billion to $212.1 billion over Monday and Tuesday as international aviation regulators and airlines moved to ground 737 Max jets from China to Mexico. 

Its shares were up by less than 1 percent in morning trading Wednesday.

Edward Jones downgraded Boeing's stock Tuesday to hold from buy, noting a possible "delay in orders."

Sunday's crash of a passenger jet en route to Nairobi killed all 157 people on board. It's the second fatal crash of the new airplane in five months following a crash in Indonesia in October that killed all 189 passengers and crew.

The U.S. is increasingly alone in defending the American-made jets since the Federal Aviation Administration deemed the 737 MAX to be "airworthy" earlier this week. The aircraft hasn't been grounded in the U.S.

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