LNG shipping stocks: Growth after two weeks of decline
The UP World LNG Shipping Index (UPI), the world’s only stock index focused on LNG shipping companies, gained 1.41% last week. U.S. stocks represented by the S&P 500 (SPX) index gained 1.39%.
Growth could have been better, but the palette of movement of individual companies was quite varied.
Two companies reached over five percent, but most were still around a positive zero with gains of 0.x%.
Specifically, the UPI growth contributed to Capital Product Partners (NYSE: CPLP) and Flex LNG (NYSE / OSE: FLNG). The first increased the stock price by 5.7 and %, and the second grew by 5.2 %. After these two, the 4% growth of Dynagas LNG Partners (NYSE: DLNG) is the only worth mentioning.
The drops were insignificant; the most – nearly four percent – lost Cool Company (NYSE / OSE: CLCO). The second loss was a two percent decline of Exmar (BSE: EXM).
Overall, the growth that follows two weeks of decline is logical. Meanwhile, it is difficult to judge whether it is the correction of a decrease or a continuation of the previous up trend of UPI. Now it depends on the overall movements of the stock markets.
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