4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Tsakos Energy


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, oil and petroleum transporter Tsakos Energy Navigation (NYS: TNP) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Tsakos facts

Headquarters (founded)

Athens (1993)

Market Cap

$362.6 million


Oil and gas storage and transportation

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$395.2 million


CEO Nikolas Tsakos (since 1993)
CFO Paul Durham (since 2000)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$175.7 million / $1.5 billion

Dividend Yield



AET Tanker Holdings

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

On CAPS, 97% of the 778 members who have rated Tsakos believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Last year, one of those Fools, JosephCam82, tapped Tsakos as a tempting total return opportunity:

Seems it will come through all the debt crises and shipper issues all right . Holds steady just below $10 and some day will go back to its old price level -- $20-30. Hold 5 years and you'll likely have a tidy cap gain and consistent 7% [dividend yield] along the way, I believe

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