Strong fundamental momentum pushes Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) higher – Marketing Sentinel

Strong fundamental momentum pushes Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) higher

Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SB) has a beta value of 0.81 and has seen 4,745,144 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $416.32 Million, closed the last trade at $3.95 per share which meant it gained $0.36 on the day or 10.03% during that session. The SB stock price is -6.33% off its 52-week high price of $4.2 and 79.24% above the 52-week low of $0.82. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 600.55 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 861.29 Million shares.

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The consensus among analysts is that Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) is a Hold stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 2.5. 1 analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 1 out of 4 have rated it as a Hold, with 2 advising it as a Buy. None have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.1.

Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SB) trade information

Sporting 10.03% in the green in last session, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Monday, May 03 when the SB stock price touched $4.20-5 or saw a rise of 5.95%. Year-to-date, Safe Bulkers Inc. shares have moved 203.85%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change 32.11%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SB) have changed 61.22%. Short interest in the company has seen 813.01 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 0.94.

Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $2.93, which means that the shares’ value could jump -25.82% from current levels. The projected low price target is $0.9 while the price target rests at a high of $4.3. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +8.86% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -77.22% from current levels.

Safe Bulkers Inc. (SB) estimates and forecasts

Figures show that Safe Bulkers Inc. shares have outperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have gained +337% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of 404.17%, compared to 2.5% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however Increased its growth outlook for the 2021 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are 176.9% and 162.5% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be +15.4%.

3 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $57.9 Million for the current quarter. 3 have an estimated revenue figure of $52.33 Million for the next quarter concluding in June 01, 2021. Year-ago sales stood $45.72 Million and $48.28 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by 26.7% for the current quarter and 8.4% for the next.

If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was +19.8% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2021 is a modest -677.8% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 14%.

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Safe Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SB)’s Major holders

Insiders own 52.93% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 12.45% with a share float percentage of 26.45%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Safe Bulkers Inc. having a total of 84 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Renaissance Technologies, LLC with over 4.61 Million shares worth more than $5.99 Million. As of December 30, 2020, Renaissance Technologies, LLC held 4.51% of shares outstanding.

The other major institutional holder is Blackrock Inc., with the holding of over 2.76 Million shares as of December 30, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $3.58 Million and represent 2.7% of shares outstanding.

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Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are iShares Russell 2000 ETF and iShares Russell 2000 Value ETF. As of March 30, 2021, the former fund manager holds about 1.23% shares in the company for having 1257708 shares of worth $3.08 Million while later fund manager owns 584.8 Thousand shares of worth $1.43 Million as of March 30, 2021, which makes it owner of about 0.57% of company’s outstanding stock.

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