Within the marine transportation sector we see a low diversification of the 12-months returns. Since October last year the sector is around 3 percent lower. Among the winners we find Pangaea Logistics Solutions, American Shipping Company ASA and NTS ASA. Relatively big losses were for Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics ASA, Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S and AP Moeller - Maersk A/S.
The microcaps in this sector are the winners. Among the less performing we see mostly the midcaps.
Regarding the price/earings-ratios we see a diversified palette. The megacaps are with the price/earnings-ratio of 348 the most expensive. The smallcaps are the cheapest and trade at 17 times the earnings per share. Clarkson, AP Moeller - Maersk A/S and Mpc Container Ships ASA are the stocks with the highest ratios. Stocks with the lowest ratios are Pangaea Logistics Solutions, Fjord1 ASA and Star Bulk Carriers.
The sector's average dividend yield is with 2,2 percent relatively high. Stocks with now high dividend yields are Costamare, Navios Maritime Partners LP and Fjord1 ASA.
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