Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and gas shipper Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYSE:TNP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Tsakos, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Tsakos facts



Headquarters (founded)

Athens, Greece (1993)

Market Cap

$237.6 million


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$394.5 million


President/CEO Nikolas Tsakos (since 1993)

CFO Paul Durham (since 2000)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$164.3 million / $1.5 billion

Dividend Yield



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Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 97% of the 759 members who have rated Tsakos believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those Fools, smokey67, succinctly summed up the Tsakos bull case for our community:

One of the most modern, diversified and environmentally friendly fleets in the world. One of the largest ice-class operators fleet . Two new vessels in the first two quarters of 2013, a new [LNG] carrier in 2015 . Long term contracts with the world's largest crude companies (a great dividend). All the LNG from good old USA that is in excess and much cheaper than elsewhere in the world will provide more opportunity for such a company. On the way up off its 52 week low, good cash flow looks very positive for this company.

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