Nordic American Tanker +4% after reporting improved earnings, cash flow

Nordic American Tanker (NAT +4.1%) is higher after reporting Q1 EPS of $0.05 vs. a $0.31 loss in Q4 2013 and a $0.59 loss in the year-ago quarter, and net operating cash flow of $27.1M vs. $1.9M in Q4 2013 and -$4.9M in the year-ago quarter.

Says tanker rates achieved on average for Q1 were $26.3K/day per vessel for its trading fleet, vs. $14.1K/day in Q4 2013.

Other tanker shares also are higher: VLCCF +5.9%, FRO +4%, TNK +3.1%, TK +1.5%.

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  • therealevan
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    12 May 2014, 11:45 AM Reply Like
  • jjmc2001
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    Sounds like another secondary offering coming.
    12 May 2014, 12:49 PM Reply Like
  • stockpicker8
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    this stock is poised for a big run. all of the suzemax tankers are listed as buys by the big banks. the market for them is clearly improving and nat is showing that they are a well run organization that will profit significantly as the market continues to turn for them.
    12 May 2014, 01:25 PM Reply Like
  • spondrei
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    stockpicker, i have to agree with you. I also checked ALL "Big Bank" analysts and their "buy, hold, sells". All have either "strong buy", "buy", or "hold".


    $NAT has ALWAYS been a well run organization and to back it up, CEO Herbjorn Hannson, has/is ALWAYS a big "inside buyer" of his company.


    I am holding of 100 NAT Jan 15 $9 Calls i bought about 1 yr ago at .30 cents a contract.


    Looking for a big profit on those options in Aug/Sept just before they report earnings again.
    12 May 2014, 07:31 PM Reply Like
  • Husker Bob
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    It's all about the tanker rates. Rates overall have been poor for several years. Don't really see anything that will change that, but hope springs eternal.
    12 May 2014, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • MattZN2
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    What, positive earnings for once? But this is for Q1 which is past-tense. We already knew that Q1 was strong. Spot rates are hell right now, though, so expect a lot of stock price volatility for Q2.


    12 May 2014, 02:43 PM Reply Like
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