Renewable energy stocks begin final descent

Dan Brunskill
Tue, 06 Apr 2021

Dan Brunskill
Tue, 06 Apr 2021
Renewable electricity stocks tumbled as investors reacted to a new version of a clean energy index, announced on Good Friday, that will reduce the weighting of Meridian and Contact.  The S&P/NZX 50 Index fell 87.83 points, or 0.7%, to 12,400.48. Within the index, 20 stocks fell, 19 rose and 11 were unchanged. Turnover was $193.2 million.Meridian Energy dropped 5.9% to $5.25 and Contact fell 4.1% to $6.79. Both are included in S&P’s Global Clean Energy Index which was responsible for inflating their share prices in January.&nb...

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