Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK] moved down -17.08: Why It’s Important

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [NASDAQ: SBLK] stock went on a downward path that fall over -17.08% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -7.47%. The company report on March 16, 2021 that Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Announces Closing of Acquisition of 6 Dry Bulk Vessels From Eneti Inc.

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Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (the “Company” or “Star Bulk”) (Nasdaq: SBLK) a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of dry bulk cargoes announced that it has taken delivery of six dry bulk vessels pursuant to the previously announced transaction with ENETI INC. (formerly known as SCORPIO BULKERS INC.). The seventh vessel of the transaction, SBI PEGASUS, is expected to be delivered to the Company within early second quarter of this year.


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The Company issued to the ENETI affiliates 2,649,203 common shares representing the shares consideration for the acquisition of the six vessels and assumed outstanding lease obligations of approximately $86.9 million. Following the deliveries, the Company has 101,888,919 common shares issued and outstanding. All six vessels are employed in the spot market.

Over the last 12 months, SBLK stock rose by 174.85%. The one-year Star Bulk Carriers Corp. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 8.92. The average equity rating for SBLK stock is currently 1.50, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $1.33 billion, with 95.91 million shares outstanding and 82.45 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.24M shares, SBLK stock reached a trading volume of 3042702 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for SBLK shares is $15.24 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on SBLK stock is a recommendation set at 1.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

DNB Markets have made an estimate for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on July 29, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 09, 2020, representing the official price target for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. stock. On March 01, 2018, analysts increased their price target for SBLK shares from 11 to 12.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. is set at 1.24, with the Price to Sales ratio for SBLK stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.92. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.86, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.99. Price to Free Cash Flow for SBLK in the course of the last twelve months was 7.80.

SBLK Stock Performance Analysis:

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.47. With this latest performance, SBLK shares dropped by -0.79% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 112.23% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 174.85% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for SBLK stock in for the last two-week period is set at 46.88, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 40.56, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.81 for Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 13.01, while it was recorded at 15.92 for the last single week of trading, and 8.61 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Star Bulk Carriers Corp. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.54 and a Gross Margin at +16.84. Star Bulk Carriers Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +1.39.

Return on Total Capital for SBLK is now 2.12, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 0.33. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 0.62, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.30. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 100.68. Additionally, SBLK Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 50.17, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 48.88. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 88.44, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 44.07.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Current Ratio set at 1.20.

SBLK Stock EPS

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Star Bulk Carriers Corp. posted -0.23/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at -0.04/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -475.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for SBLK.

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [SBLK] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $752 million, or 56.30% of SBLK stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of SBLK stocks are: OAKTREE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP with ownership of 39,006,017, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 19.80% of the total institutional ownership; JEFFERIES GROUP LLC, holding 7,134,962 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $99.03 million in SBLK stocks shares; and IMPALA ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC, currently with $26.86 million in SBLK stock with ownership of nearly -35.284% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Star Bulk Carriers Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 28 institutional holders increased their position in Star Bulk Carriers Corp. [NASDAQ:SBLK] by around 4,310,079 shares. Additionally, 27 investors decreased positions by around 2,984,663 shares, while 15 investors held positions by with 46,914,791 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 54,209,533 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. SBLK stock had 17 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,400,966 shares, while 10 institutional investors sold positions of 982,922 shares during the same period.

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