4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Diana Containerships


Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, shipping company Diana Containerships (NAS: DCIX) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

Diana facts


Athens, Greece (2010)

Market Cap

$174.0 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$36.2 million


Chairman/CEO Simeon Palios
CFO Andreas Michalopoulos

Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity



$8.7 million / $91.8 million

Dividend Yield



Excel Maritime Carriers
Safe Bulkers

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

On CAPS, 96% of the 82 members who have rated Diana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

A couple of months ago, one of those Fools, justaboutperfect, nicely summed up the Diana bull case for our community:

This is a dividend and growth play. I have never invested in a shipping company, but their business plan shows that they are very focused in providing value to its investors. ... This is a long term play as long as the company can buy container ships at below market value and receive revenue from leasing the ships to support the high dividend.

Only down side is the inspection of ships before buying them and larger unexpected maintenance costs to bring them up to regulation.

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