Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (SBLK) shares are trading at higher $7.64 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Strong Buy, while the current analyst price target stands at $10.80.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $12.09 and the low is $3.86. Over the last 52 weeks, SBLK is down -28.08% while the S&P 500 is up 14.95%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. SBLK has a short ratio of 2.60 and outstanding shares of 95.80M.
SBLK has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 0.6 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 0.06. Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK also noted assets of $3.17 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as SBLK has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, SBLK represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Star Bulk Carriers Corp. SBLK is now commanding a market cap of 744.93M and a float of 82.45M. SBLK is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of SBLK stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
Disclosure: we hold no position in SBLK, either long or short, and we have not been compensated for this article.