Navios Maritime Partners L.P.

  • A Closer Look At Greek Shippers' Second-Quarter Results

    By Fani Kelesidou - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    Being born and raised in Greece, I can't help but watch the shipping industry like a hawk. After all, my country has been a maritime nation since the year one. 

    Over the past couple of months, I've written quite a few articles analyzing this industry's economic woes, as well as Greek shipping tycoons' itch for new and advanced vesselsWhile things have remained pretty much the more »

  • Shipping Companies: All Aboard or Jump Ship

    By Madhukar Dubey - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: KEX, NMM, CKH

    Despite a 4% rise in demand in 2012, container shipping outlook has been negative since 2011.

    This was due to a supply-demand mismatch; the supply of new vessels exceeded the demand for the same. This outlook will continue in 2013, where demand will rise 6%, while container capacity will grow 7%. This will affect freight rates in the coming months. A decrease in U.S oil imports, low European demand more »

  • A Quick Rundown of Master Limited Partnerships

    By Rupert Hargreaves - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: KMP, NMM, STON, TNH

    With the markets bouncing around all-time highs, many investors are now finding it hard to find stocks that offer a decent dividend yield.

    Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs, offer some of the best yields on the market. Some offer mid double-digit payouts, while the rest of the market offers an average yield of around 2%.

    But how are MLP's able to achieve these high payouts?

    Well, it all comes more »

  • Is It Time To Abandon Ship?

    By Nur Tarkak - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NMM, ORIG

    DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is cruising on troubled waters. However, it is not the only ship on the journey to the high seas. Other shipping lines are also traversing the same ocean with surging waves, facing difficulties brought about by the sluggish economy.

    But, compared to many of its peers, DryShips is more stable because of its well-diversified operation. It is not only involved in the dry bulk shipping segment, but more »

  • Is the Shipping Industry Ready for a Dynamic Comeback? No, It's Not!

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM | Editor's Choice

    Over the past couple of years, the shipping industry has been engulfed in an endless spiral of macroeconomic headwinds and slashed daily rates. Last year, the Baltic Dry Index, the barometer that gauges the cost of shipping dry bulk commodities around the globe, hit rock-bottom levels smashing every glimmer of hope for an industry recovery.

    However, Greek ship owners, who more or less hold the reins of the shipping industry more »

  • Backdoor Plays on Shale Gas Production

    By Ted Cooper - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: KEX, NMM, QLTY

    The improvement of methods for extracting oil and gas trapped in shale formations has put the United States on the path to energy independence. Shale gas production is expected to continue increasing over the next decade despite low domestic natural gas prices; this will serve as a lid on the price of natural gas in the United States.

    While the low price of natural gas has been devastating for many more »

  • A Silver Lining For The Shipping Industry

    By Fani Kelesidou - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM, SBLK

    Every cloud has a silver lining. For the gloomy shipping industry, this silver lining could be Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), an international owner and operator of dry bulk carriers.

    Amidst stormy economic conditions that nearly wiped some of the biggest players in the space off the map, Navios Partners managed not only to stay afloat, but to reward its faithful shareholders with some pretty juicy dividends.

    A more »

  • A Silver Lining For The Shipping Industry

    By Fani Kelesidou - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM, SBLK

    Every cloud has a silver lining. For the gloomy shipping industry, this silver lining could be Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), an international owner and operator of dry bulk carriers.

    Amidst stormy economic conditions that nearly wiped off the map some of the biggest players in the space, Navios Partners managed not only to stay on float, but to reward its faithful shareholders with pretty juicy dividends.

    A more »

  • Return of the Shipping Sector?

    By Shas Dey - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    The shipping sector had a strong pre-recession period with a number of Wall Street players wanting to invest in maritime industries. Many shipping companies went public and investors flocked to take advantage of the initial offerings. Come the recession, and the interest in these companies almost dried up. A confluence of shipping supply gluts and the economic slowdown led to an avalanche in stock prices (see below price chart). New more »

  • Big Ships, Big Dividends for This Shipper

    By Jay Jenkins - March 27, 2013 | Tickers: NMM

    Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM) is an international operator of ships -- really big ships. They can carry the equivalent of 45,000 elephants. Some are too big to make passage through the Suez or Panama canals. So it makes sense that this jumbo-sized shipper also offers an outsized dividend: $1.77 per share, with a yield north of 12%.

    The stock's five-year high is just over $21 a share more »

  • Rough Waters Off Greece

    By Joseph Porter - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: DCIX, DSX, NMM, RNO

    I am always on the lookout for a solid company offering a double-digit dividend yield.  While examining some opportunities recently, I compared three shipping companies operating out of Greece: Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX), Diana Containerships (NASDAQ: DCIX), and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM).  Each of these companies looks like a good investment - but are they?

    The fundamentals:


    Navios Maritime Partners


    Diana Shipping


    Diana Containerships


    Market Cap.  845 more »
  • Patience Is the Key for These Shipping Stocks

    By Shweta Dubey - March 24, 2013 | Tickers: ISH, KEX, NMM

    It is expected that the oversupply in the dry-bulk shipping market could potentially stabilize in the second-half of 2013. I do agree with this, because I believe that the rapid decline in the new-dry bulk vessels deliveries in 2013 should pull down the gap between demand and supply of dry-bulk.

    But the market is likely to remain challenging, given that demand would still have to grow to offset the significant more »

  • Are Shipping Stocks In Troubled Waters?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: DB, DSX, MATX, NMM

    Almost nothing has gone right for investors in the shipping sector. With international freight rates continuing to trend low, operators are finding it difficult to cover their expenses.As a result, losses are mounting.

    The Baltic Dry Index – a widely cited indicator of vessel demand and rates in shipping industry – has averaged 769 since the starting of the year. This is the lowest since at least 1985 and is indicative more »

  • Delicious Dividend: Alliance Resource Partners

    By Ryan Palmer - March 8, 2013 | Tickers: ARLP, NRP, NMM

    As investors, we all love dividends. After all there are not many things you can buy that will pay you just because you own them. It is simply marvelous that you are compensated for owning one of the most valuable assets in the world: An ownership stake in a successful company. That being said just because a company distributed a fat juicy dividend last quarter does not necessarily mean they more »

  • Lesser Known Stocks With Quality Dividends

    By Nate Wooley - March 6, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, MEMP, NMM, PT, WIN

    If any of you have been paying attention to my columns over the last few months you know that I'm a big fan of dividends. When I had a brokerage a while back – before I retired from the life – I was a strong proponent that my clients maintain at least some of their investments in stocks with a high dividend yield instead of having it all in mutual funds more »

  • Is There Hope for this Struggling Shipper?

    By Fani Kelesidou - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NMM, ORIG

    Back in 2008, DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) used to be the crown jewel of the shipping industry. With a fleet size second to none, and a market capitalization greater than $3 billion, DryShips dominated the market and held a special place in investors' hearts.

    Yet over the past five years, the gloomy demand environment within the dry bulk sector nearly sunk the company. As the Baltic Dry Index kept bumping along more »

  • How Safe is This Shipper's Massive Dividend?

    By Fani Kelesidou - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    The shipping industry has been depressed for more than four years, causing investor sentiment to deteriorate. Despite early market indicators of an improvement in the dry bulk sector, 2013 is going to be another tough year for ship owners. Against this backdrop, Greek-owned shipping companies managed to remain at the forefront of the industry by controlling over 15% of the world's fleet. Most importantly, the oversupply of vessels and more »

  • Is it Time to be Optimistic for the Future of the Dry Bulk Market?

    By Fani Kelesidou - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM | Editor's Choice

    Over the past four years, investors who found themselves stuck with shipping stocks have plenty of reasons to be disappointed. The performance of the Baltic Dry Index is a perfect indicator of how depressed the industry has been. Throughout 2012, the index moved around bottom-low levels and remained below 1,000 points posting the lowest average performance in over two decades.

    The slump of the dry bulk sector 

    The recessive more »

  • The Ship, the Sea, and...the Value Opportunity?(Part one)

    By Fani Kelesidou - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, EGLE, NMM, ORIG

    At the moment, a typical investor would stay far away from shipping stocks. Weak global demand has led to an unprecedented oversupply within the industry. In turn, over the past five years, ship owners have been struggling with declining chartering rates and diminished profits. On the other hand, a contrarian investor would probably think to dig deeper into the market's trends seeking a possible value opportunity. As Baron Rothschild more »

  • Titanic Returns

    By AnnaLisa Kraft - December 27, 2012 | Tickers: DRYS, NM, NMM, NAT

    Several Christmases ago a family friend and I were talking stocks after the feast and she told me of the fantastic returns she was getting on her portfolio. Then she told me her holdings, almost 20 shipping stocks taking the lion's share. It was as though she had a shipping index ETF. Unfortunately, she hasn't had much reason to boast lately as the shipping stocks have gone south more »

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