Yesterday, we saw what turned out to be one of the hottest ASX IPOs of 2021 play out. That would be the Li-S Energy Ltd (ASX: LIS) share price.
LIS shares had an ASX debut to remember yesterday after the lithium-sulphur battery company rocketed an incredible 174% by the end of the day, rising from its IPO price of 85 cents a share to finish the trading day at $2.33.
That’s not all though. At one point soon after market open yesterday, Li-S Energy shares hit a high of $3.05 a share. That represents a gain of almost 260%. Not bad for day one, one could say.
Today, Li-S Energy has had a far less dramatic start to the trading day. The Li-S share price is currently trading at $2.41 a share this morning after opening at $2.36. That’s up another 3.4% from where the company closed at yesterday.
So far, at least in its short history on the ASX, the Li-S Energy share price has turned out to be quite the market defier.
Whilst Li-S Energy was enjoying its 200%-plus gains yesterday, the broader S&P/ASX 200 Index (ASX: XJO) was having a clanger of the day. The ASX 200 ended up down a nasty 1.6% by the end of the trading day.
This trend looks to be continuing today. While Li-S Energy has opened pretty strongly today, the ASX 200 is continuing its sell-off so far this morning, down 1.01% at the time of writing to 7,202 points. These ASX 200 moves come after some equally depressing falls on the US markets, both last night and the night prior (our time).
What’s behind the Li-S Energy share price?
Behind the dramatic moves we saw yesterday with Li-S Energy’s enthusiastic IPO, we have an emerging energy company working on a new battery technology.
As we covered yesterday, Li-S Energy’s flagship battery uses a lithium-sulphur compound for energy storage, which the company believes offers superior energy density, longevity and safety over the widely-used lithium-ion technology of today.
At the current Li-S Energy share price, the company has a market capitalisation of $1.49 billion.
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