New York-listing shipping stocks eked out a small gain in the past week, but it would have been larger had wind-sector player Eneti not elected to do a $175m equity raise.

The 30 listings under coverage of investment bank Jefferies rose an average 0.7%, beating both the S&P 500's 0.3% gain and a 1% loss by the small-cap Russell 2000 index.

But the gain would have been 2% for the basket of shipping stocks had not Eneti lost 37% on the week after investors demanded a discount to support its sale of 19.44