Star Bulk Carriers Corp (SBLK) Shares Soar Above 1-Year High

Star Bulk Carriers Corp (NASDAQ: SBLK) has seen a rise in its stock price by 1.17 in relation to its previous close of 23.57. However, the company has experienced a -2.19% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. Zacks Investment Research reported 2024-04-02 that Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.

Is It Worth Investing in Star Bulk Carriers Corp (NASDAQ: SBLK) Right Now?

Star Bulk Carriers Corp (NASDAQ: SBLK) has a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.38x that is above its average ratio. Additionally, the 36-month beta value for SBLK is 1.09. There are mixed opinions on the stock, with 8 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 2 rating it as “overweight,” 1 rating it as “hold,” and 0 rating it as “sell.”

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The public float for SBLK is 77.85M and currently, short sellers hold a 5.41% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of SBLK on April 02, 2024 was 1.44M shares.

SBLK’s Market Performance

The stock of Star Bulk Carriers Corp (SBLK) has seen a -2.19% decrease in the past week, with a -1.95% drop in the past month, and a 12.16% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 2.09%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 2.49% for SBLK. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -1.16% for SBLK stock, with a simple moving average of 19.65% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of SBLK

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for SBLK stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for SBLK by listing it as a “Buy.” The predicted price for SBLK in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $30 based on the research report published on July 21, 2022 of the previous year 2022.

Jefferies, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see SBLK reach a price target of $36. The rating they have provided for SBLK stocks is “Buy” according to the report published on April 27th, 2022.

Pareto gave a rating of “Hold” to SBLK, setting the target price at $30 in the report published on February 23rd of the previous year.

SBLK Trading at 3.41% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought SBLK to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -5.23% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.49%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.09%, as shares sank -1.34% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +10.92% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, SBLK fell by -3.32%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +28.59% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $24.11. In addition, Star Bulk Carriers Corp saw 12.16% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Stock Fundamentals for SBLK

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • 0.25 for the present operating margin
  • 0.27 for the gross margin

The net margin for Star Bulk Carriers Corp stands at 0.18. The total capital return value is set at 0.09. Equity return is now at value 9.43, with 5.37 for asset returns.

Based on Star Bulk Carriers Corp (SBLK), the company’s capital structure generated 0.43 points at debt to capital in total, while cash flow to debt ratio is standing at 0.27. The debt to equity ratio resting at 0.74. The interest coverage ratio of the stock is 3.05.

Currently, EBITDA for the company is 333.63 million with net debt to EBITDA at 2.67. When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 3.16. The receivables turnover for the company is 13.82for trailing twelve months and the total asset turnover is 0.31. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.25.

Conclusion

In conclusion, Star Bulk Carriers Corp (SBLK) has seen mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others rating it as a “hold”. It is worth mentioning that the stock is currently trading in close proximity to its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.

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