When it comes to making a highly leveraged bet on a tanker market recovery, New York-listed Scorpio Tankers is a popular choice within the shipping analyst community.

The roster of researchers with "buy" ratings on the world's largest product tanker company reads like a Who's Who: Jonathan Chappell of Evercore ISI, Randy Giveans of Jefferies, Omar Nokta of Clarksons Securities, Ben Nolan of Stifel, Magnus Fyhr of HC Wainwright and more.

But then there is the case of Amit Mehrotra of Deutsche Bank.