Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) Receives a Buy from Noble Financial

In a report released today, Poe Fratt from Noble Financial maintained a Buy rating on Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLEResearch Report), with a price target of $30.00. The company’s shares closed last Thursday at $19.11.

According to TipRanks.com, Fratt is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 30.5% and a 53.8% success rate. Fratt covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Energy Services of America, Great Lakes Dredge & Dock, and Orion Group Holdings.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Moderate Buy analyst consensus rating for Eagle Bulk Shipping with a $25.06 average price target, a 28.7% upside from current levels. In a report issued on January 20, B.Riley Financial also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $27.25 price target.

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Based on Eagle Bulk Shipping’s latest earnings release for the quarter ending September 30, the company reported a quarterly revenue of $68.18 million and GAAP net loss of $11.16 million. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $74.11 million and had a GAAP net loss of $4.56 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 9 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is positive on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders buying their shares of EGLE in relation to earlier this year.

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Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. is a holding company, which engages in the ocean transportation of a broad range of dry bulk cargoes worldwide through the ownership, charter, and operation of dry bulk vessels. It operates Supramax and Handymax vessels that transport minor and major bulk cargoes, including iron ore, coal, grain, cement, and fertilizer. The company was founded by Sophocles N. Zoullas on March 23, 2005 and is headquartered in Stamford, CT.