Based on the aggregated intelligence of 135,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drybulk shipper Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Star Bulk facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Athens, Greece (2006)

Market Cap

$199.8 Million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$242.3 Million


CEO Prokopios Tsirigakis (Since 2005)

CFO George Syllantavos (Since 2005)

TTM Return on Equity


Dividend Yield




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

On CAPS, 488 of the 503 members who have rated Star Bulk -- 97% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star mrindependent, who is ranked in the top 4% of our community, and topsecret09.

In June, mrindependent urged Fools to capitalize on the Star Bulk's sinking stock price, which is even cheaper today:

This dry bulk shipper is on fire sale -- despite the fact that the company is still strongly profitable and seems to be financially stable. Dry bulk shipping prices are supposedly on the mend. If so, this stock will soar immediately. If not, I can wait.

In a more recent pitch from last month, topsecret09 also tapped the stock as a healthy way to bulk up:

As a contrarian, I really like to look at solid out of favor companies, especially in sectors that are not doing well now, BUT ... will probably do very well once the economy gets back on track. This would be a good stock to accumulate at these price levels. [A]nd they are paying a dividend that would be just shy of 6% [yield]. The company's ships are fully booked for 2009, [85%] contracted for 2010, and [51%] contracted for 2011. Fundamentals will catch up with this stock when looking to the future.

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