How these IPOs fared 1 week later

The first week of a company being on the ASX boards can be very telling. The market doesn’t get any new information until the next quarterly or half-year result, so we can get a sense of the market sentiment from how the share does in its first week.

Of course, how the market treats a share doesn’t ultimately mean anything. But, it can be interesting nonetheless.

Here are how the latest ASX shares fared:

ClearVue Technologies Limited (ASX: CPV)

Its original proposed listing date was 25 April 2018, but it ended up listing last week.

Its principal activity is electrical components and equipment. Clearvue claims its technology allows visible light to pass through a pane of glass, while the invisible wavelengths of light are deflected to the edges of the glass where they are converted into electricity. It gives the example of turning a glass skyscraper into a massive solar panel.

ClearVue was looking to raise $6 million at $0.20 per share. The shares finished trading yesterday at $0.185, meaning the share price has dropped by around 8%. The use of technology sounds great, but it will need to deliver solid financial results to get investors excited.

Gryphon Capital Income Trust (ASX: GCI)

Its proposed listing date was 18 May 2018, but it also ended up listing last week.

Its principal activity is investing in fixed income securities.

It’s investing in a portfolio of Australian fixed income securities. The target return is the RBA cash rate plus 3.50% per annum net of fees through the economic cycle.

Gryphon Capital was hoping to raise $350 million at $2 per share. It’s currently trading at $2.01 per share, so it is slightly in the green.

Foolish takeaway

Both of these businesses could turn out into decent businesses. Theoretically turning skyscrapers into big energy producing buildings is a great idea, it really depends how successful it is at doing it. Gryphon Capital sounds like a decent choice for people looking for income, but rising interest rates could cause a problem over the next couple of years.

Instead of the above two new stocks, I’d much rather invest my money into one of these top stocks.

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