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What: Shares of liquefied natural gas specialist Cheniere Energy
So what: While there was no news to speak of, we could probably chalk up the continued run-up to the strong momentum that's been behind the stock since late last year. In September, the stock was still trading below $2.50 per share and has since caught a massive tailwind, helping it more than quadruple. The furious run was recently aided by the company's tentative agreements around its planned Sabine Pass LNG terminal.
Now what: When it comes to my investment dollars, I'm not much of a speculator. I tend to prefer companies with reliable profits and cash flow and/or assets that back up the stock. So with a history of losses and cash burn, and a balance sheet loaded down with debt, Cheniere is not the kind of stock that makes my short list.
For speculators that have been willing to dive in, Cheniere has obviously been a great stock to own over the past six months or so, but can the run continue? The traders pushing up shares today certainly seem to think so.
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