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How to buy Star Bulk Carriers stock

Learn how to easily invest in Star Bulk Carriers stock.

Star Bulk Carriers 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. Star Bulk Carriers employs 181 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.6 billion.

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Star Bulk Carriers stock price (NASDAQ: SBLK)

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Star Bulk Carriers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$22.56
52-week range$15.87 - $28.95
50-day moving average $20.01
200-day moving average $23.40
Wall St. target price$29.71
PE ratio 2.6099
Dividend yield $6.5 (29.73%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $8.51

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Star Bulk Carriers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $22.56 from 2023-02-01

1 week (2023-01-26) 2.04%
1 month (2022-12-30) 17.32%
3 months (2022-11-02) 27.89%
6 months (2022-08-02) -14.29%
1 year (2022-02-02) -4.97%
2 years (2021-02-02) 113.84%
3 years (2020-01-31) 178.52%
5 years (2018-02-02) 114.65%

Is Star Bulk Carriers stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 3x. In other words, Star Bulk Carriers shares trade at around 3x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-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 $997.1 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 $1.6 billion
Operating margin TTM 51.27%
Gross profit TTM $938.6 million
Return on assets TTM 14.64%
Return on equity TTM 39.29%
Profit margin 47.52%
Book value $20.22
Market capitalisation $2.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Star Bulk Carriers share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 81.15% of net profits

Recently Star Bulk Carriers has paid out, on average, around 81.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 29.73% 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 29.73% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Star Bulk Carriers's case, that would currently equate to about $6.5 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 December 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 November 2022 (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 $15.867 up to $28.9468. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

SBLK.US volatility(beta: 1.04)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 1.0366. This would suggest that Star Bulk Carriers's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly 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 December 31, 2021, it had a fleet of 128 vessels with an aggregate capacity of approximately 14. 1 million deadweight tons, including 17 Newcastlemax, 24 Capesize, 7 Post Panamax, 41 Kamsarmax, 2 Panamax, 20 Ultramax, and 17 Supramax vessels. The company also provides vessel management services. Star Bulk Carriers Corp.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Star Bulk Carriers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 9.081% of Star Bulk Carriers shares are held by insiders and 48.152% by institutions.
How many people work for Star Bulk Carriers?
Latest data suggests 181 work at Star Bulk Carriers.
When does the fiscal year end for Star Bulk Carriers?
Star Bulk Carriers's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Star Bulk Carriers based?
Star Bulk Carriers's address is: 40 Agiou Konstantinou Street, Marousi, Greece, 15124
What is Star Bulk Carriers's ISIN number?
Star Bulk Carriers's international securities identification number is: MHY8162K2046
What is Star Bulk Carriers's CUSIP number?
Star Bulk Carriers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: Y8162K105

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