Trump’s Tweet Sent Lockheed Martin (LMT) Shares Tumbling

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Lockheed Martin shares plummeted on Monday morning after President-elect Donald Trump took to his Twitter and said the cost of the company’s F-35 program was “out of control.”

In early market trading, shares of Lockheed fell more than 4%, with its market value dropping $4 billion.

Trump’s full tweet read, “The F-35 program and cost is out of control. “Billions of dollars can and will be saved on military (and other) purchases after January 20th.”

Bill Phelps, a Lockheed Martin spokesman, said the company has invested large sums of money to reduce the cost of the F-35 stealth fighter program by 60 percent.

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