Castor Maritime Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRM) stock jumped 9.85% on Wednesday to $1.45 against a previous-day closing price of $1.32. With 1.67 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.56 million shares. During the session, the Marine Shipping company that operates in wider Industrials sector, reached to the highest price of $1.4694 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $1.3500. The 52-week range on CTRM shows that it touched its highest point at $2.45 and its lowest point at $1.00 during that stretch. Beta for the stock currently stands at 0.73.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of CTRM was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 16.00%, but this was up by 20.83% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -6.45% while six-month performance fell -22.46%. The stock lost -24.87% in the past year, while it has gained 2.11% so far this year.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 94.61 million CTRM shares are outstanding with a float of 94.61 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 13, 2022, short shares totaled 1.92 million, which was 2.02% higher than short shares on Sep 14, 2022. In addition to Mr. Petros Panagiotidis as the firm’s Founder, Chairman, CEO, CFO, Pres & Treasurer, Mr. Dionysios E. Makris serves as its Sec. & Independent Director.
Through their ownership of 1.51% of CTRM’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have minority control over the company. Other institutions hold 1.29% of CTRM, in contrast to 0.07% held by mutual funds. Shares owned by individuals account for –. As the largest shareholder in CTRM with 0.34% of the stake, Renaissance Technologies LLC holds 322,398 shares worth 322,398. A second-largest stockholder of CTRM, LPL Financial LLC, holds 248,954 shares, controlling over 0.26% of the firm’s shares. Millennium Management LLC is the third largest shareholder in CTRM, holding 162,541 shares or 0.17% stake. With a 0.05% stake in CTRM, the Fidelity Nasdaq Composite Index F is the largest stakeholder. A total of 49,703 shares are owned by the mutual fund manager. The Marshall Wace UCITS Funds Plc – M, which owns about 0.01% of CTRM stock, is the second-largest Mutual Fund holder. It holds 12,491 shares valued at 15364.0. Didacmania SICAV SA holds 0.00% of the stake in CTRM, owning 1,999 shares worth 2459.0.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for CTRM since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential.
EPS: Estimates vs Actual
It is also common to use earnings estimates to evaluate a firm’s growth potential and to determine trading strategy.