Boeing’s termination announcement was not a surprise to most industry experts as the Chicago-based aircraft maker has watched demand for its products crumble. At the end of 2019, Boeing stock was trading at about $325 a share, despite the chaos surrounding the halt in production of the 737 Max airplanes. Once the COVID-19 virus issue began devastating the airline industry however, Boeing stock tumbled to as low as $98 per share by the middle of last month. As of April 27, per share price had recovered to approximately $128. Earlier in April, Boeing asked the US government for some $60 billion in bailout funding for itself and its suppliers.