Why Investors Should 'Be Hesitant' on Boeing in Immediate Term

Katherine Ross

Boeing (BA) - Get Report jetted higher late Thursday on news the plane-maker plans to resume production at its facilities in Washington State as soon as April 20.

While some defense production resumed this week, commercial airplane production of the 737, 747, 767, 777 will kick off next week, bringing 27,000 jobs back online. "This phased approach ensures we have a reliable supply base, our personal protective equipment is readily available and we have all of the necessary safety measures in place to resume essential work for our customers," said Stan Deal, president and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes.

Boeing also issued a series of practices it will adopt to help protect returning employees from the coronavirus. Measures include staggered shift times, required facial coverings, remote work when possible, wellness checks and voluntary temperature screenings. Boeing will also provide personal protection equipment when social distancing cannot be maintained.

Boeing’s production in South Carolina remains suspended.

The news was followed by coronavirus task briefing from President Trump during which the president detailed the White House’s plan to reopen the economy in phases.

As of 10 a.m. ET, Boeing was up … to ….

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