4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Diana Shipping

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, dry bulk shipper Diana Shipping (NYS: DSX) 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 (1999)

Market Cap

$584.4 million



Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$238.7 million


Chairman/CEO Simeon Palios (since 2005)
CFO Andreas Michalopoulos (since 2006)

Return on Equity (average, past 3 years)



$451.5 million / $417.3 million


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

On CAPS, 97% of the 2,513 members who have rated Diana believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this month, one of those bulls, Teacherman1, highlighted Diana's recent quarter as reason to remain optimistic:

Yes, their revenue and earnings were down, but they still made a profit, and in the longer term will make a much higher one. They have a strong balance sheet, and will continue to grow, while many others will get weaker, and will be one of the survivors, when and if the "world stops coming to an end".

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