Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+0.40 (+1.74%)
(As of 04/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
1.13 million shs
Average Volume
1.53 million shs
Market Capitalization
$1.97 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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Star Bulk Carriers MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
128.3% Upside
$53.50 Price Target
Short Interest
6.58% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Based on Four Factors
News Sentiment
Insider Trading
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $4.32 to $4.66 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

3.40 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

58th out of 111 stocks

Deep Sea Foreign Transportation Of Freight Industry

12th out of 26 stocks

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About Star Bulk Carriers Stock (NASDAQ:SBLK)

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. is one of the world's largest bulk goods shippers. The company is ranked 4th by the number of ships but 2nd by deadweight tonnage, which stands at over 14 million. Bulk carriers transport unpackaged goods, such as commodities and raw materials, which are classified into two categories; major bulk and minor bulk.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. was incorporated in 2006 in the Marshall Islands but maintains operational headquarters in Marousi, Greece. The company’s primary business is the oceanic transportation of dry bulk cargoes globally, although it does offer other services including vessel management. The company’s goal is to be a high-quality, sustainable and efficient operator that can produce long-term growth for investors. Growth will come via expansion and acquisitions as they present themselves.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp is a diversified dry bulk shipper as well. The fleet comprises 128 vessels ranging from the Supramax to Newcastlemax class, the largest shipping vessel in service. The bulk of the vessels are Kamsarmax class (there are 41 as of December 2022), while the remainder is mostly Newcastlemax, Capesize, Ultramax and Supramax. The size and scope of the fleet allow it to operate in all shipping markets where and as needed.

The company transports a wide range of major and minor bulks. Major bulks include iron, grains, sand and gravel, while the minor bulks include fertilizer, steel and cement.  The company’s fleet has an average age of 10 years (in 2022) which is young for a large shipping fleet. It transports more than 60 million tonnes of goods annually and is systemically important to the global supply chain. The charter schedule is set up in a way that allows maximum flexibility. Some vessels are reserved for longer-term charters that guarantee steady revenue while the rest are reserved for shorter-term and opportunistic charters.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp manages the bulk of its fleet through two subsidiaries, Star Bulk SA and Star Bulk Cyprus. This strategy allows the company to manage its fleet efficiently, including taking advantage of synergies and the benefits of scale. The company uses technology to its advantage. It invests in the latest ship technology and the tools to manage and maintain its fleet and maximize operational efficiency.

The company aims to maintain a healthy balance sheet through the ups and downs of the shipping cycle and only carries moderate amounts of debt. The company initiated a dividend policy in 2021 that allows it to pay dividends 4 times per year. The policy states “the Board may declare a dividend in each of February, May, August and November in an amount equal to (a) Star Bulk’s Total Cash Balance minus (b) the product of (i) the Minimum Cash Balance per Vessel and (ii) the Number of Vessels.” The company’s revenue approached $6 billion annually in 2022.

SBLK Stock Price History

SBLK Stock News Headlines

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Star Bulk Carriers Ended FY 2023 On A High Note
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 3/28 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Deep sea foreign transportation of freight
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Price Target and Rating

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Potential Upside/Downside
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Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
2 Analysts


Net Income
$173.56 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$949.27 million
Cash Flow
$4.00 per share
Book Value
$19.76 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$1.97 billion

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Key Executives

  • Mr. Petros Alexandros Pappas (Age 71)
    Founder, CEO & Director
    Comp: $9.89k
  • Mr. Hamish Norton (Age 65)
  • Mr. Simos Spyrou (Age 50)
    Co-Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Christos Begleris (Age 43)
    Co-Chief Financial Officer
  • Mr. Nicos Rescos (Age 52)
    Chief Operating Officer
  • Mr. Zenon Kleopas (Age 69)
    Executive Vice President of Green Energy & Technology
  • Georgia Mastagaki
    Co-General Counsel & Co-Secretary
  • Ms. Charis Plakantonaki (Age 44)
    Chief Strategy Officer
  • Mr. Constantinos Simantiras
    Head of Market Research

SBLK Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Star Bulk Carriers stock right now?

2 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Star Bulk Carriers in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" SBLK shares.
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What is Star Bulk Carriers' stock price target for 2024?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Star Bulk Carriers' stock. Their SBLK share price targets range from $24.00 to $83.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $53.50 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 128.3% from the stock's current price.
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How have SBLK shares performed in 2024?

Star Bulk Carriers' stock was trading at $21.26 on January 1st, 2024. Since then, SBLK shares have increased by 10.2% and is now trading at $23.43.
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Are investors shorting Star Bulk Carriers?

Star Bulk Carriers saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 5,120,000 shares, an increase of 21.6% from the March 15th total of 4,210,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 1,510,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.4 days. Approximately 6.6% of the shares of the stock are sold short.
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When is Star Bulk Carriers' next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May 21st 2024.
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How were Star Bulk Carriers' earnings last quarter?

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (NASDAQ:SBLK) issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February, 13th. The shipping company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.57 by $0.16. The shipping company had revenue of $263.46 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.40 million. Star Bulk Carriers had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 9.77% and a net margin of 18.28%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.90 earnings per share.

How often does Star Bulk Carriers pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Star Bulk Carriers?

Star Bulk Carriers announced a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 12th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.45 per share on Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $1.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 7.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 11th. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
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Is Star Bulk Carriers a good dividend stock?

Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 7.82%. SBLK has a dividend yield higher than 75% of all dividend-paying stocks, making it a leading dividend payer. The company does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 101.70%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, SBLK will have a dividend payout ratio of 38.63% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for SBLK.

What ETFs hold Star Bulk Carriers' stock?
What other stocks do shareholders of Star Bulk Carriers own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Star Bulk Carriers investors own include Bank of America (BAC), Intelsat (I), Diana Shipping (DSX), Scorpio Tankers (STNG), Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE), Micron Technology (MU), OPKO Health (OPK), Fossil Group (FOSL), Golden Ocean Group (GOGL) and Intel (INTC).

Who are Star Bulk Carriers' major shareholders?

Star Bulk Carriers' stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Artemis Investment Management LLP (0.94%), Gilman Hill Asset Management LLC (0.48%), Jessup Wealth Management Inc (0.28%), Guidance Capital Inc. (0.03%), Astoria Portfolio Advisors LLC. (0.03%) and NBC Securities Inc. (0.01%).

How do I buy shares of Star Bulk Carriers?

Shares of SBLK stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NASDAQ:SBLK) was last updated on 4/22/2024 by Staff

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