My decision to call Ship Finance (NYSE:SFL) a Top Idea back on September 19, 2013 wasn't a particularly popular one, but the shares of this large marine vessel leasing company have risen almost 25% since then, while paying a healthy dividend along the way. I'll call that a short-term victory, particularly as Ship Finance has performed just as well or better than a lot of the vessel operators, including Nordic American Tankers (NYSE:NAT), Costamare (NYSE:CMRE), and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE:NMM).
There seems to be more optimism now about tanker and vessel rates than there has been in some time. Ship Finance has also managed to add vessels to its fleet, with attractive...
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