United Airlines’ bad week cost Buffett and other investors millions

Investors in United Airlines parent United Continental Holdings Inc., which includes famed billionaire Warren Buffett, had a rough week.

As images of a passenger being forcibly dragged off a plane last weekend were stamped indelibly on investors’ memories, United’s stock underperformed the airline sector by a wide margin.

Here are some stock-related factoids for investors to ponder:

United’s stock UAL, -1.23% shed $1.81, or 2.6%, since last Friday, while the NYSE Arca Airline Index XAL, -0.92% eased just 0.2% over the same time. By comparison, the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.68% lost 1.1% during the week.

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