Star Bulk Carriers Corp. trades as part of the industrials sector and trades as part of the transportation and logistics industry. The company CEO is Petros Pappas. Star Bulk Carriers Corp is a shipping company that owns and operates dry-bulk vessels. Through its vessels the firm transports iron ore, coal, and grain around the world.



Previous Intraday Performance:

The SBLK shares had a previous change of -2.85% which opened at 7.05 and closed at 6.81. It moved to an intraday high of 7.12 and a low of 6.80.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, SBLK shares returned -1.45% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -10.28%. Over three months, it changed -28.77%. In one year it has changed -47.90% and within that year its 52-week high was 15.38 and its 52-week low was 6.46. SBLK stock is 5.42% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 11.31 and a 50 day moving average of 8.37. Right now, SBLK stock is trading -39.77% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $633.9m with 93.1m shares outstanding and a float of 93.1m shares. Trading volume was 441,226 shares and has experienced an average volume of 591,760 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. was -0.16 which ended on 31st of December 2017. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.27. The trailing twelve month EPS is 1.07, which comes to a trailing twelve month PE of 6.36.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  0.33
09-30-2018:  0.35
06-30-2018:  0.21
03-31-2018:  0.18

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 13.34, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 48.95%

The next earnings report will be: 03-15-2019



The growth of the EPS is critical in understanding the current valuation of Star Bulk Carriers Corp.; the EPS growth rate, as it is usually called, is typically displayed as a percentage, which at this time is hard to estimate, but revenue growth has been 65.80% over the last twelve months.

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 60.90% of institutional ownership.

I calculated the beta to be 1.65

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 5.51%, return on assets is 2.74%, profit margin is 10.56%, price-to-sales is 1.48 and price-to-book is 0.43.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 4  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 3  : Past Performance Result
 6  : Valuation Result
 1  : Dividend Safety Result
 3  : Overall Result

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Jake McWilliams
I am an independent trader, analyst and algorithmic trading expert, having worked both for the sell side (brokerage) and the buy side (fund administration). I have been trading professionally for about 20 years. I trade stocks and forex and I play both long and short positions in underlying asset or through options. I have experience with discretionary and fully automated systems (Metatrader and Quantshare).

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