LNG shipping stocks: Without the influence of regionality
The UP World LNG Shipping Index (UPI), the world’s only stock index focused on LNG shipping companies, gained 0.65% last week. However, U.S. stocks represented by the S&P 500 (SPX) index gained 1.90%.
The UP Index continues to grow by about half a percent a week. However, it may be time for a minor correction and then a continuation of the uptrend.
While the movement has been divided regionally in recent weeks – with increasing Asian shares – the regionality did not pay last week. Although European / Norwegian companies grew the most, others have joined there. Belgian Exmar (BSE: EXM) grew by more than 16 %. Half less strengthened Cool Company (OSE: COOL), which is already looking forward to the dual listing on NYSE. The third most robust growth showed Excelerate Energy (NASDAQ: EE), which was almost 6 %. Flex LNG (NYSE /OSE: FLNG) improved its price by four percent. Finally, Shell (NYSE: SHEL) added 2.8 % and continued in the uptrend.
There were quite many weakening companies but no significant slumps, perhaps except New Fortress Energy (NASDAQ: NFE), which lost 6.8 %.
Japanese “K” line (TSE: 9107) weakened by 3.8 %. NYK Line (TSE: 9101) lost 2.5 %, and MOL (TSE: 9104) declined by 1.8 %. GasLog Partners (NYSE: GLOP) weakened by 2.4 %.
Nevertheless, the UP Index trend remains growing.
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