Aerial view of shipping container carrier

The consumer price index rose its fastest since 1981, with an 8.5% jump in March. Supply chain issues and labor shortages continue to push prices higher.

  • The producer price index has risen 11.2% over the past year with the costs of energy, food and metals climbing.

  • Transportation and warehousing prices have also increased by an annual 5.5%.

Star Bulk Carriers (SBLK) provides ocean transportation of dry bulk cargoes worldwide. Its fleet of 128 vessels can ship about 14.1 million deadweight tons of products.

By the numbers: SBLK delivered an earnings beat in the last quarter.

  • It reported $2.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.52 by 17.4%.

  • The company had a net margin of 47.67% and a return on equity of 37.79%.

  • Star Bulk Carriers reported $499.86 million in revenue, exceeding the expected revenue by 13.4%.

Wall Street analysts are forecasting a +18.57% increase over the next twelve months and SBLK was recently upgraded to Buy.

Our thought bubble: To offset the burden on you as the consumer, consider investing in the supply chain itself. Add a defined outcome for SBLK to your portfolio.

Source: Barrons

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