Diana Shipping, Inc.

  • A Closer Look At Greek Shippers' Second-Quarter Results

    By Fani Kelesidou - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    Being born and raised in Greece, I can't help but watch the shipping industry like a hawk. After all, my country has been a maritime nation since the year one. 

    Over the past couple of months, I've written quite a few articles analyzing this industry's economic woes, as well as Greek shipping tycoons' itch for new and advanced vesselsWhile things have remained pretty much the more »

  • Avoid This Sinking Ship

    By Aftab malik - August 7, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NAT

    The shipping industry has been struggling since the financial crisis of 2008. The industry is negatively influenced by factors such as low economic performance, consumption and production that drive the demand and supply of goods and raw material. DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) was once an industry leader before the sub-prime crisis, but now it is in worse condition than its industry peers. Let’s discuss the main reason behind the failure more »

  • Should You Invest in Shipping Companies?

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NM

    The shipping industry is the backbone of the global trade--almost 90% of international trade is done through the industry. However, over the last few years the industry has suffered heavily due to the slowdown in the global economy and oversupply of vessels.

    Most of the shipping giants experienced more than a 70% decline in their share price. However, a fall in price does not always generate an opportunity to invest more »

  • 3 Ways to Invest in Shipping

    By Phillip Woolgar - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, GLNG, KEX

    During the recession, shipping stocks were among the most bearish in the eyes of the average investor, and that sent shares of these companies plunging. But now that the economy is well into its recovery, these firms could be among the stocks most poised for profit surges. After all, increasing disposable income for the average consumer means greater demand for goods. With water being a main transportation route, shipping companies more »

  • Is It Time to Invest in the Dry Bulk Shippers?

    By Ryan Palmer - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, SB, SBLK

    The dry bulk shipping sector is, without a doubt, one of the most hated sectors in the market right now, and has been for quite some time. Anyone who invested in a dry bulk shipper before the great recession hit has gotten burned, or in the case of Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ: SBLK) absolutely incinerated. See for yourself.

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    While the drops weren't nearly as gut-wrenching more »

  • ‘Difficult Times’ Persist for Drybulk Shippers

    By Gerelyn Terzo - June 17, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, ORIG

    I was saddened to hear that Paul Soros, a legend in the drybulk and shipping industry, passed away. Not only is the loss of such an innovative person a loss to the world, but worse is that Soros never got to see the industry that he once helped to engineer recover from its low point. Soros, the brother of famed investor George Soros, recently succumbed to several major sicknesses at more »

  • Have We Seen the Bottom of the Dry Bulk Industry?

    By Zain Abbas - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: DCIX, DSX, DRYS

    Dry bulk stocks have experienced material gains year-to-date. Both DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) and Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX) are up by 18% and 37%, respectively, since the start of the year as compared to only a 15% rise in the S&P 500 Index. Many traders are betting that the dry bulk industry is on the verge of a turnaround.

    For those who don’t know, the dry bulk industry was more »

  • Why You Need to Think Twice Before Investing in a Greek Dry Bulk Shipper

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NM

    Over the past few years, amid a global slump in demand for dry bulk commodities and a disturbing tonnage oversupply, the marine transportation business has not been on fire. The dry bulk market has a long way to go before it can exit risk territory. But the year-to-date run-up in many shipping stocks, as well as analysts' expectations for a substantial lift in Chinese iron ore imports, suggest that there more »

  • Profits in the Shipping Sector: Will the Rising Tide Lift All Boats?

    By James Catlin - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, FRO, NAT

    The Baltic Dry Index (BDI) is a composite of the Baltic Capesize, Panamax, Handysize and Supramax indices.  It provides a useful snapshot of current pricing for water transportation.  Recently, this index has just bounced off a five-year low.  These prices are unsustainable as they will eventually bankrupt a significant amount of shippers who are unable to profit at these levels.  But this could be a necessary condition for recovery in more »

  • Is the Shipping Industry Ready for a Dynamic Comeback? No, It's Not!

    By Fani Kelesidou - May 16, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM | Editor's Choice

    Over the past couple of years, the shipping industry has been engulfed in an endless spiral of macroeconomic headwinds and slashed daily rates. Last year, the Baltic Dry Index, the barometer that gauges the cost of shipping dry bulk commodities around the globe, hit rock-bottom levels smashing every glimmer of hope for an industry recovery.

    However, Greek ship owners, who more or less hold the reins of the shipping industry more »

  • Bargain Hunting in the Shipping Industry

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, STNG, TK

    Investors are not showing any hurry to grab shipping stocks, even as many players in the sector are trading at attractive discounts. Investors’ apathy is understandable, as this cyclical sector is currently undergoing a downtrend.

    Industry dynamics mean that these cycles are often very long, running for years. However, there are bright spots within the industry where investors can go long and make profits.

    Scorpio Tankers best for now?

    Monaco-based more »

  • Bargain Hunting in the Shipping Industry

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 13, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, STNG, TK

    Investors are not showing any hurry to grab shipping stocks, even as many players in the sector are trading at attractive discounts. Investors’ apathy is understandable, as this cyclical sector is currently undergoing a downtrend.

    Industry dynamics mean that these cycles are often very long, running for years. However, there are bright spots within the industry where investors can go long and make profits.

    Scorpio Tankers best for now?

    Monaco-based more »

  • A Silver Lining For The Shipping Industry

    By Fani Kelesidou - April 10, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM, SBLK

    Every cloud has a silver lining. For the gloomy shipping industry, this silver lining could be Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), an international owner and operator of dry bulk carriers.

    Amidst stormy economic conditions that nearly wiped some of the biggest players in the space off the map, Navios Partners managed not only to stay afloat, but to reward its faithful shareholders with some pretty juicy dividends.

    A more »

  • A Silver Lining For The Shipping Industry

    By Fani Kelesidou - April 9, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM, SBLK

    Every cloud has a silver lining. For the gloomy shipping industry, this silver lining could be Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM), an international owner and operator of dry bulk carriers.

    Amidst stormy economic conditions that nearly wiped off the map some of the biggest players in the space, Navios Partners managed not only to stay on float, but to reward its faithful shareholders with pretty juicy dividends.

    A more »

  • Bargain Hunting in the Shipping Industry

    By Jacob Wolinsky - April 7, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, STNG, TK

    Investors are not showing any hurry to grab shipping stocks, even as many players in the sector are trading at attractive discounts. Investors’ apathy is understandable, as this cyclical sector is currently undergoing a downtrend.

    Industry dynamics mean that these cycles are often very long, running for years. However, there are bright spots within the industry where investors can go long and make profits.

    Scorpio Tankers best for now?

    Monaco-based more »

  • Return of the Shipping Sector?

    By Shas Dey - April 2, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    The shipping sector had a strong pre-recession period with a number of Wall Street players wanting to invest in maritime industries. Many shipping companies went public and investors flocked to take advantage of the initial offerings. Come the recession, and the interest in these companies almost dried up. A confluence of shipping supply gluts and the economic slowdown led to an avalanche in stock prices (see below price chart). New more »

  • Rough Waters Off Greece

    By Joseph Porter - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: DCIX, DSX, NMM, RNO

    I am always on the lookout for a solid company offering a double-digit dividend yield.  While examining some opportunities recently, I compared three shipping companies operating out of Greece: Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX), Diana Containerships (NASDAQ: DCIX), and Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM).  Each of these companies looks like a good investment - but are they?

    The fundamentals:

     

    Navios Maritime Partners

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    Diana Shipping

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    Diana Containerships

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  • Are Shipping Stocks In Troubled Waters?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: DB, DSX, MATX, NMM

    Almost nothing has gone right for investors in the shipping sector. With international freight rates continuing to trend low, operators are finding it difficult to cover their expenses.As a result, losses are mounting.

    The Baltic Dry Index – a widely cited indicator of vessel demand and rates in shipping industry – has averaged 769 since the starting of the year. This is the lowest since at least 1985 and is indicative more »

  • Is It Time To Get Back Into Shipping?

    By Rupert Hargreaves - March 5, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, SFL

    For a while now I have wanted to invest in a shipping company to play the global economic recovery. I have done some research on individual shipping firms in the past, but never completed a study of the whole industry to find the most undervalued company with the best prospects.

    However, as I have only ever done some research on individual shipping companies, I did not know that the rest more »

  • How Safe is This Shipper's Massive Dividend?

    By Fani Kelesidou - February 12, 2013 | Tickers: DSX, DRYS, NMM

    The shipping industry has been depressed for more than four years, causing investor sentiment to deteriorate. Despite early market indicators of an improvement in the dry bulk sector, 2013 is going to be another tough year for ship owners. Against this backdrop, Greek-owned shipping companies managed to remain at the forefront of the industry by controlling over 15% of the world's fleet. Most importantly, the oversupply of vessels and more »

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