4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Navios Maritime

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, Greek shipper Navios Maritime (NYS: NM) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Navios facts

HeadquartersPiraeus, Greece
Market Cap$374.4 million
IndustryMarine
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$659.6 million
ManagementChairman/CEO Angeliki Frangou
CFO George Achniotis
Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)7.7%
Cash/Debt$160.3 million / $1.5 billion
Dividend Yield6.5%
CompetitorsChina Ocean Shipping
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines

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

On CAPS, 98% of the 1,608 members who have rated Navios believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Just last week, one of those Fools, blesto, succinctly summed up the Navios bull case for our community:

I believe I've successfully caught a falling knife by the hilt. Navios kept paying dividends right through the worst of 2008 even as its stock dove to unprecedented lows. ... They will be one of the survivors. The turnaround of the overall shipping sector still has a way to go. ... Yep. A solid (so far) dividend with a potential nice upside from my cost basis. I think I'll continue to hold, maybe add some more, and maybe get some positive CAPS points for a change.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Navios Maritime originally appeared on Fool.com.

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