Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, drybulk shipper Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ:EGLE) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

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

Eagle Bulk facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (2005)

Market Cap

$346.9 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$210.5 million


Founder/CEO Sophocles Zoullas
CFO Alan Ginsberg

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)



$82.5 million / $878.1 million


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CAPS Members Bullish on EGLE Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on EGLE Also Bearish on

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 902 members who have rated Eagle Bulk believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star holyemo, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and BornToBeBullish.

Late last month, holyemo tapped Eagle Bulk as an income opportunity of the future: "just a simple bet on the dividend coming back -- PLUS. have continued to grow fleet; key to long-term profits and dividend growth."

In an earlier pitch, BornToBeBullish expands on Eagle Bulk as a solid bet to soar:

[Eagle Bulk's] long-term debt is higher than I would like to see, but somewhat normal for a shipping company. The pace of global growth is questionable as well. [Eagle Bulk's] Financial strength is strong, looking at ability to pay current liabilities and debt/equity ratios are in line with industry. Profitability Margins are compelling as well. [Eagle Bulk's] book value is just under $10.00. … As the global economy approves and bulk rate shipping prices increase, [Eagle Bulk] is positioned to compete aggressively.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.