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How to buy Genco Shipping-and-Trading stock

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Genco Shipping & Trading Limited is a marine shipping business based in the US. Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares (GNK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Genco Shipping-and-Trading employs 1,255 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$368.8 million.

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  3. Search for Genco Shipping-and-Trading. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: GNK. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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Genco Shipping-and-Trading share price

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Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-23.
52-week rangeUSD$4.2282 - USD$10.95
50-day moving average USD$8.6121
200-day moving average USD$7.536
Wall St. target priceUSD$11.46
PE ratio N/A
Dividend yield USD$0.235 (2.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$-0.441

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Is it a good time to buy Genco Shipping-and-Trading stock?

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Is Genco Shipping-and-Trading under- or over-valued?

Valuing Genco Shipping-and-Trading stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Genco Shipping-and-Trading's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Genco Shipping-and-Trading's EBITDA

Genco Shipping-and-Trading's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$65.5 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Genco Shipping-and-Trading's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Genco Shipping-and-Trading financials

Revenue TTM USD$368.8 million
Operating margin TTM 0.82%
Gross profit TTM USD$104.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.13%
Return on equity TTM -17.55%
Profit margin -43.05%
Book value $19.406
Market capitalisation USD$414.3 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares

There are currently 832,247 Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares held short by investors – that's known as Genco Shipping-and-Trading's "short interest". This figure is 183.5% up from 293,533 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares can be evaluated.

Genco Shipping-and-Trading's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Genco Shipping-and-Trading's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares traded daily (recently around 1.2 million). Genco Shipping-and-Trading's SIR currently stands at 0.67. In other words for every 100,000 Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares traded daily on the market, roughly 670 shares are currently held short.

However Genco Shipping-and-Trading's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares, or, against the total number of tradable Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Genco Shipping-and-Trading's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0483% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares, roughly 48 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Genco Shipping-and-Trading.

Find out more about how you can short Genco Shipping-and-Trading stock.

Genco Shipping-and-Trading share dividends

We're not expecting Genco Shipping-and-Trading to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have Genco Shipping-and-Trading's shares ever split?

Genco Shipping-and-Trading's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 8 July 2016. So if you had owned 10 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Genco Shipping-and-Trading shares which in turn could have impacted Genco Shipping-and-Trading's share price.

Genco Shipping-and-Trading share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Genco Shipping-and-Trading's shares have ranged in value from as little as $4.2282 up to $10.95. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

GNK.US volatility(beta: 0.71)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Genco Shipping-and-Trading's is 0.7145. This would suggest that Genco Shipping-and-Trading's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Genco Shipping-and-Trading overview

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company, through the ownership and operation of dry bulk carrier vessels, transports iron ore, coal, grains, steel products, and other dry-bulk cargoes. It charters its vessels primarily to trading houses, including commodities traders; producers; and government-owned entities. As of February 25, 2020, the company's fleet consisted of 17 Capesize, 1 Panamax, 6 Ultramax, 20 Supramax, and 10 Handysize vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 4,914,000 deadweight tons. Genco Shipping & Trading Limited was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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