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Shipping stocks rise as Baltic Freight Index gains


Shipping stocks rise as Baltic Freight Index gains
Essar Shipping: Quotes, News
BSE 7.25BSE Quote0.03 (0.41%)
NSE 7.45NSE Quote0.05 (-0.67%)
ABG Shipyard: Quotes, News
BSE 1.12BSE Quote0 (0.00%)
NSE 1.2NSE Quote0 (0.00%)
Shares Shipping stocks rallied in trade today following a surge in the Baltic Dry Index (BDI). The Index jumped to a 21 month high on hopes of a global economic recovery.

ABG Shipyard surged 14%, while Bharti Shipyard jumped 13%, Mercator jumped 4% and Varun Shipping gained 2% on the National Stock Exchange (NSE).

The Baltic Dry Index has almost trebled this year and touched a 21-month high on Thursday to close at 2,127 points after rising 5.24%.

Dealers say that the euphoria in these stocks might not last long, given the significant rally in these stocks.

Shipping stocks have been laggards in trade for the last several years now, given the poor economic growth rates across the globe.

Read more about: nse baltic dry index
Story first published: Friday, September 27, 2013, 11:34 [IST]
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