Why is the Li-S Energy (ASX:LIS) share price sliding 9% today?

The Li-S Energy share price is sliding for the second day in a row.

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The Li-S Energy Ltd (ASX: LIS) share price is tumbling again today despite no news having been released by the ASX newbie.

Li-S Energy floated on the ASX on Tuesday, gaining a massive 175% on the day of its initial public offering (IPO).

It gained another 3.85% on Wednesday before falling 14.8% yesterday.

The plunge is continuing into today’s session. At the time of writing, the Li-S Energy share price is $1.90, 8.21% lower than its previous close.

However, that’s still 123% higher than its prospectus’ offer price of 85 cents per share. That offer price saw Li-S Energy raise $34 million through its IPO.

Let’s take a closer look at the lithium-sulphur battery technology company’s first week on the ASX.

What’s up with the Li-S Energy share price?

Li-S Energy’s shares are in the red for the second day in a row despite the company’s silence.

Li-S Energy debuted on the ASX on Tuesday, delighting market watchers when its stock’s value soared to finish its first day’s trade at $2.34.

In fact, the company’s stock set its first, and so far only, record high of $3.05 in intraday trade on Tuesday.

However, the market might have since calmed down from its initial excitement. The Li-S Energy share price has tumbled on Thursday and Friday, though it’s still miles above its offer price.

Currently, Li-S Energy has a market capitalisation of around $1.2 billion. That’s impressive considering the company has anticipated it would float with a market capitalisation of around $544 million.

Oddly enough, the company from which Li-S Energy spawnedPPK Group Limited (ASX: PPK) – has been struggling on the ASX this week.

The PPK share price has been falling all week despite Li-S Energy’s successful float. PPK owns 45.4% of Li-S Energy’s stock.  

The PPK share price is currently 18% lower than it was at last Friday’s close.

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