As we approach the halfway point for 2012, now's a good time to look back at what's happening with the stocks that interest you. By making sure you know the important things that a company accomplished -- as well as the setbacks it experienced -- you can make a better decision about whether it's a smart investment for your portfolio.
Today, let's take a look at Navios Maritime Holdings
Stats on Navios Maritime Holdings
|2012 YTD Return||(6.1%)|
|Market Capitalization||$329 million|
|Revenue, Most Recent Quarter||$152 million|
|Year-Over-Year Revenue Growth, Most Recent Quarter||(16.4%)|
|Net Income, Most Recent Quarter||$9.5 million|
Source: S&P Capital IQ.
Will Navios sink or swim?
2011 was a very tough year for shipping companies, but in the grand scheme of things, Navios held up pretty well compared to its peers. Continuing depressed levels of the Baltic Dry Index led to much larger losses for DryShips
So far this year, China is getting a lot of the industry's attention. During the first part of the year, when stock markets overall were rallying, investors were optimistic about a global recovery that could finally help the shipping industry get rid of its capacity glut. Furthermore, when the Chinese government announced intentions to pursue a pro-growth policy, Navios and several of its peers posted strong stock advances -- only to give back those gains as economic data from China showed the extent of the threat to its future growth.
Despite its challenges, Navios sports a high dividend yield topping 7%. Still, as the owner of the general partner of Navios Maritime Partners
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