Based on the aggregated intelligence of 120,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drybulk hauler Genco Shipping (NYSE:GNK) has earned a respected four-star ranking. While five-star stocks have been the best performers, our data has shown that four-star stocks still outshine the market by a significant margin and shouldn't be taken lightly; conversely, low-rated stocks have woefully lagged the market average.

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

Genco facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York, N.Y. (2004)

Market Cap

$215.89 Million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$369.5 Million


President Robert Buchanan

CFO John Wobensmith

Return on Capital (Average, Past Two Years)


Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on GNK Also Bullish on:

Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX)


CAPS Members Bearish on GNK Also Bearish on:

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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 752 of the 786 members who have rated Genco -- some 96% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These Fools include CAPS All-Star Hetepheres and rfoben.

Last month, Hetepheres tapped Genco as a way to get paid while you wait: "I see this one as being able to weather the current storm (so to speak) and do okay in the long run. In the meantime, DIVIDENDS."

In a pitch posted just yesterday, rfoben shares that contrarian spirit and elaborates on Genco's ability to bounce back:

Conservative, low cost producer, low P/E, price to tangible book is about 35%, high dividend (will likely be cut at least in half--still will be 20%).

Relatively new fleet, serving China especially. Current 80% gross margin under contracts into 2010; will see significant pressure here but Genco will ultimately prosper.

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