The 15 Most-Watched Shipping Stocks

People watch stocks for different reasons -- they're waiting for a dip in price, watching for a specific catalyst, gathering all the news and information that might affect stocks they already own, or considering a sell. Regardless of their motivation, we can better understand market sentiment by seeing who's watching what. With the Fool's free My Watchlist service, we have tens of thousands of people telling us the businesses that have, for whatever reason, piqued their interest.

The most-watched shipping stock is ...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS  ) is above the rest in terms of watch interest, the percentage of people keeping an eye on shipping stocks in general who are specifically watching each company. And for good reason. As CAPS All-Star BudandMolly wrote in January:

High risk, high reward stock. Has very high debt, but entry into drillships might make the risk worth taking. Recent contracts show renewed interest in drillships. With rising oil prices, consumer pressure, and changing political tide will force renewed drilling interest and relaxing of current restrictions.

Here are the rest of the 15 most-watched companies in the industry with their watch interest along with the stocks' CAPS rating to show the sentiment of our investing community.



Market Cap (millions)

CAPS Rating (out of 5)

Watch Interest







Seaspan (NYSE: SSW  )





Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX  )





Genco Shipping & Trading





Navios Maritime (NYSE: NM  )





Excel Maritime Carriers (NYSE: EXM  )





Paragon Shipping (NYSE: PRGN  )





Eagle Bulk Shipping (Nasdaq: EGLE  )





Navios Maritime Partners





Baltic Trading





Star Bulk Carriers





Alexander & Baldwin





Safe Bulkers










International Shipholding




Sources: Motley Fool, Motley Fool CAPS.

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  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2011, at 9:02 PM, geoflying wrote:

    PRNG is a dog, who is the dummy that was pumping it as a buy few weeks ago?. What a scammer.

  • Report this Comment On April 07, 2011, at 9:03 PM, geoflying wrote:

    (PRGN) above error..

  • Report this Comment On April 08, 2011, at 9:29 PM, 1caflash wrote:

    Dogs do not pay steady dividends for over 2 years. My bowl of canine chow will eventually look less empty and more likes chunks of dollars. Please, Master, keep feeding me the "Paragon Diet", and forgive me when I DRIP.

  • Report this Comment On April 08, 2011, at 9:35 PM, 1caflash wrote:

    I likes [sic] these meals. My caretaker helped correct my spelling. He thinks I'm trained well.

  • Report this Comment On May 21, 2011, at 8:39 AM, gcmagone wrote:

    Please post your list again but, with the current dividend yield. I think folks looking at shipping are yield seekers. I found NMM that pays me well. There must be others.

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