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How to buy Star Bulk Carriers stock

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp is a marine shipping business based in the US. Star Bulk Carriers shares (SBLK) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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Star Bulk Carriers share price

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Star Bulk Carriers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-10.
52-week range$3.86 - $15.18
50-day moving average $12.43
200-day moving average $8.79
Wall St. target price$14.62
PE ratio 137.4
Dividend yield $0.05 (0.37%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.10

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Is it a good time to buy Star Bulk Carriers stock?

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Is Star Bulk Carriers under- or over-valued?

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

Star Bulk Carriers's P/E ratio

Star Bulk Carriers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 137x. In other words, Star Bulk Carriers shares trade at around 137x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Star Bulk Carriers's PEG ratio

Star Bulk Carriers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.95. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Star Bulk Carriers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Star Bulk Carriers's EBITDA

Star Bulk Carriers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $193.6 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Star Bulk Carriers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Star Bulk Carriers financials

Revenue TTM $693.2 million
Operating margin TTM 10.29%
Gross profit TTM $244.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.39%
Return on equity TTM 0.63%
Profit margin 1.39%
Book value $16.02
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Star Bulk Carriers shares

There are currently 555,228 Star Bulk Carriers shares held short by investors – that's known as Star Bulk Carriers's "short interest". This figure is 26.5% up from 438,752 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Star Bulk Carriers shares can be evaluated.

Star Bulk Carriers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Star Bulk Carriers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Star Bulk Carriers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Star Bulk Carriers shares traded daily (recently around 1.6 million). Star Bulk Carriers's SIR currently stands at 0.34. In other words for every 100,000 Star Bulk Carriers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 340 shares are currently held short.

However Star Bulk Carriers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Star Bulk Carriers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Star Bulk Carriers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Star Bulk Carriers's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Star Bulk Carriers shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0075% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Star Bulk Carriers shares, roughly 8 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 Star Bulk Carriers.

Find out more about how you can short Star Bulk Carriers stock.

Star Bulk Carriers share dividends

50%

Dividend payout ratio: 50% of net profits

Recently Star Bulk Carriers has paid out, on average, around 50% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.8% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Star Bulk Carriers shareholders could enjoy a 3.8% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Star Bulk Carriers's case, that would currently equate to about $0.05 per share.

Star Bulk Carriers's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Star Bulk Carriers's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 February 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Star Bulk Carriers's shares ever split?

Star Bulk Carriers's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 19 June 2016. So if you had owned 5 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 Star Bulk Carriers shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Star Bulk Carriers shares which in turn could have impacted Star Bulk Carriers's share price.

Star Bulk Carriers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Star Bulk Carriers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.86 up to $15.18. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SBLK.US volatility(beta: 1.26)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Star Bulk Carriers's is 1.2589. This would suggest that Star Bulk Carriers's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Star Bulk Carriers overview

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. , a shipping company, engages in the ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. The company's vessels transport a range of major bulks, including iron ores, coal, and grains, as well as minor bulks, such as bauxite, fertilizers, and steel products. As of February 29, 2020, it had a fleet of 116 vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 12. 9 million deadweight ton, including consisting of Newcastlemax, Capesize, Post Panamax, Kamsarmax, Panamax, Ultramax, and Supramax vessels. It also provides vessel management services. The company was incorporated in 2006 and is based in Maroussi, Greece.

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