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How to buy Tsakos Energy Navigation stock

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Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited is an oil & gas midstream business based in the US. Tsakos Energy Navigation shares (TNP) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Tsakos Energy Navigation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: TNP. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Tsakos Energy Navigation reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. Weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Tsakos Energy Navigation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Tsakos Energy Navigation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Tsakos Energy Navigation share price

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Tsakos Energy Navigation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-02-24.
52-week rangeUSD$6.9694 - USD$22.8433
50-day moving average USD$8.8909
200-day moving average USD$8.5627
Wall St. target priceUSD$22.17
PE ratio 6.8787
Dividend yield USD$0.5 (5.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.352

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Is it a good time to buy Tsakos Energy Navigation stock?

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Is Tsakos Energy Navigation under- or over-valued?

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

Tsakos Energy Navigation's P/E ratio

Tsakos Energy Navigation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, Tsakos Energy Navigation shares trade at around 7x 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.

Tsakos Energy Navigation's PEG ratio

Tsakos Energy Navigation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.53. 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 Tsakos Energy Navigation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Tsakos Energy Navigation's EBITDA

Tsakos Energy Navigation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$318.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Tsakos Energy Navigation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Tsakos Energy Navigation financials

Revenue TTM USD$687.9 million
Operating margin TTM 27.38%
Gross profit TTM USD$280.6 million
Return on assets TTM 3.73%
Return on equity TTM 4.87%
Profit margin 9.77%
Book value $76.364
Market capitalisation USD$174.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Tsakos Energy Navigation shares

There are currently 241,136 Tsakos Energy Navigation shares held short by investors – that's known as Tsakos Energy Navigation's "short interest". This figure is 10.8% down from 270,467 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Tsakos Energy Navigation shares can be evaluated.

Tsakos Energy Navigation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Tsakos Energy Navigation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares traded daily (recently around 118203.92156863). Tsakos Energy Navigation's SIR currently stands at 2.04. In other words for every 100,000 Tsakos Energy Navigation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2040 shares are currently held short.

However Tsakos Energy Navigation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Tsakos Energy Navigation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Tsakos Energy Navigation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Tsakos Energy Navigation's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Tsakos Energy Navigation shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0194% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Tsakos Energy Navigation shares, roughly 19 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 Tsakos Energy Navigation.

Find out more about how you can short Tsakos Energy Navigation stock.

Tsakos Energy Navigation share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 12.18% of net profits

Recently Tsakos Energy Navigation has paid out, on average, around 12.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Tsakos Energy Navigation shareholders could enjoy a 2.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Tsakos Energy Navigation's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

While Tsakos Energy Navigation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Tsakos Energy Navigation is investing more in its future growth.

Tsakos Energy Navigation's most recent dividend payout was on 22 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Tsakos Energy Navigation's shares ever split?

Tsakos Energy Navigation's shares were split on a 1:5 basis on 1 July 2020. 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 Tsakos Energy Navigation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 400% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Tsakos Energy Navigation shares which in turn could have impacted Tsakos Energy Navigation's share price.

Tsakos Energy Navigation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Tsakos Energy Navigation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.9694 up to $22.8433. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

TNP.US volatility(beta: 0.5)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 Tsakos Energy Navigation's is 0.5027. This would suggest that Tsakos Energy Navigation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Tsakos Energy Navigation overview

Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited provides seaborne crude oil and petroleum product transportation services worldwide. The company offers marine transportation services for national, major, and other independent oil companies and refiners under long, medium, and short-term charters. As of April 2, 2020, it operated a fleet of 65 double-hull vessels. The company was formerly known as MIF Limited and changed its name to Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited in July 2001. Tsakos Energy Navigation Limited was founded in 1993 and is based in Athens, Greece.

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