The Boeing Co.’s stock had surpassed the $93 mark just before 1 p.m. EST today, increasing more than $2.50.
The planemaker’s stock is soaring on several tidbits of good news. Boeing recently posted orders from an undisclosed customer for 30 of its 787 jets. The request is worth more than $5 billion at list prices. Boeing’s new jet, scheduled to roll out of the Everett factory on 7-8-07, has won more than 500 orders (http://www.heraldnet.com/stories/07/04/04/100loc_a1boeing001.cfm).
Two potential Dreamliner customers, Lufthansa and American Airlines, both reported good news Wednesday. Lufthansa looks to grow in 2007 and 2008 (see my blog entry below). And American’s parent company, AMR, posted a $81 million profit in the first quarter of 2007, up from a $92 million loss last year.
Boeing’s stock closed at a record high on Feb.15, 2007, at $91.71. But that record could fall if today’s pace continues.