Costamare, Inc.

  • These Small Caps Pay Big Dividends

    By Sam Mattera - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CMRE, IAG, NTRI

    Small cap stocks have been outperforming their large cap rivals. As Goldman Sachs notes (via Business Insider), the Russell 2000 Index has outperformed the S&P 500 by nearly double in just the last two months.

    But with that return comes risk. Small caps often have more concentrated business models than their larger rivals, putting them at greater risk for an economic downturn or shifting business landscape.

    Nevertheless, small caps more »

  • Anchors Aweigh for Container Ships

    By Arturo Cuevas - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, CMRE, DCIX

    For those keen on shares of international shipping companies, the sector's most attractive stocks appear to specialize in the sea transport of cargo container vans. Recent industry reports indicate that container carriers are likely to be lead the recovery of the global shipping industry. Shippers have languished in the doldrums since 2008 because of their own overcapacity and the global economic slowdown.

    The shipping and logistics company AP Moeller more »

  • Taking Billionaire Wilbur Ross's Advice: Invest In Shippers

    By Marshall Hargrave - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, CMRE, DRYS, ISH, KEX

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross is a renowned debt investing expert who has turned bullish on the shipping industry; believing there are a number of opportunities in the dry bulk and container ship markets. Ross started his own firm in 2000, specializing in distressed investing (check out all the stocks Ross owns).

    Private equity has also been showing interest in shipping. Major private equity firms have been buying up shipping vessels of more »

  • Potential Turnaround of This Company

    By Mike Thiessen - January 22, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, CMRE, GSL

    Global Ship Lease (NYSE: GSL) is a long-term lessor of container ships to shipping companies.  International container shipping has yet to recover to prior levels, but has started to show promising signs.  Global Ship Lease is way to play an outlook of improving industry fundamentals, rising shipping rates, increases in emerging market traffic, and increased demand for small/medium sized vessels.  However, GSL is highly leveraged and has below average more »

  • It’s Still a Great Time to Buy this Global Shipping Giant

    By Matthew DiLallo - November 18, 2012 | Tickers: CMRE, DAC, DSX, DRYS, SSW

    Did you know that it’s estimated that 92% of the items in your home were transported by a shipping vessel?  This massive global industry, while tossed around by the whims of the global economy, can be a very profitable place for investors if they know where to look.  I’m personally not a big fan of stomach churning volatility, which is why I’ve chosen containership owner Seaspan (NYSE: SSWmore »)

  • 5 Reasons Shipping Stocks are Sailing Higher

    By Jonathan Yates - October 3, 2012 | Tickers: CMRE, FRO, GNK, SBLK, ULTR

    A "Perfect Storm" of factors has gathered that has shipping stocks sailing higher in recent trading.

    While The Great Recession sank many shipping companies, others have started to recover.   Over the last month of market action, Frontline Inc (NYSE: FRO) and Starbulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK) were both up more than 20%.  For the last four weeks, Costamare Inc. (NYSE: CMRE) rose by 18.93%.  Genco Shipping & Trading (NYSE: GNK) jumped more »

  • My Big, Fat Greek Dividend Paying Shipping Stocks

    By Jonathan Yates - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: CMRE, DCIX, FRO, NM, SB

    While it is debatable if Greece will remain in the European Union, what cannot be denied are the attractive dividend yields of publicly traded companies in its shipping sector.  A maritime nation, Greece has a shipping tradition that has bred legendary billionaires such as Aristotle Onassis and many fine companies today that pay double digit dividend yields.  In addition to the high dividend income, these stocks offer tremendous returns when more »

  • One Great Dividend for the Unchartered Waters Ahead

    By Matthew DiLallo - August 24, 2012 | Tickers: CMRE, DAC, DSX, DRYS, SSW

    The seas of investing are all too quiet these days.  Another earnings season is past us, the dog days of summer are slowly following suit.  Up on the horizon there are some rumblings, a storm might be headed our way.

    It’s too far off in the distance to determine what form it will take.  It could be another down draft from a rumored Grexit or even a Spanic that more »

  • This Global Shipping Giant Delivers

    By Matthew DiLallo - August 9, 2012 | Tickers: BRK-B, BIP, CMRE, DAC, FDX, SSW

    The business of moving goods from point A to point B is critical to global trade. Investors can do very well investing in one of the many links of the value chain.  We all know that Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-B) has chosen railroads as his value creator.  Personally, I’m a big fan of port and toll road infrastructure owner Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE: BIP).

    Before you can more »