DryShips, 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 »

  • ‘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 »

  • Is It Time To Abandon Ship?

    By Nur Tarkak - May 31, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NMM, ORIG

    DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) is cruising on troubled waters. However, it is not the only ship on the journey to the high seas. Other shipping lines are also traversing the same ocean with surging waves, facing difficulties brought about by the sluggish economy.

    But, compared to many of its peers, DryShips is more stable because of its well-diversified operation. It is not only involved in the dry bulk shipping segment, but more »

  • DryShips, Eagle Bulk, Navistar: Real Turnaround Or Another Value Trap?

    By Jacob Wolinsky - May 28, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, EGLE, NAV

    Beaten down stocks such as DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS), Eagle Bulk Shipping (NASDAQ: EGLE), and Navistar (NYSE: NAV) appear to be in a recovery mode with recent gains. However, situations like this confront investors with the dilemma if the positive upside will continue. Here is a closer look:

    Eagle Bulk Shipping Stocks Are Up

    The previous week was quite eventful for Eagle Bulk Shipping as the stock moved up on high 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 »

  • Stay Away From Shipping Stocks

    By Ishtiaq Ahmed - May 1, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, ESEA, ORIG, PRGN

    There are few industries that have been hit harder than the shipping industry in the past five years. The shipping industry is always at the forefront of economic growth and is hit most severely if the economy starts to slow down. However, the fall of the shipping industry in the past five years cannot only be attributed to the poor economic conditions – the industry was the architect of its own more »

  • A Tour of Countries: Greece

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NBG, NBG-A

    In a quest to more fully understand the global investment market we now live in, I am writing a series of articles with each one highlighting investment opportunities and considerations in various countries. Here, we will look at Greece. When most people think of Greece they think of the debt crisis and continued economic recession. While it is pretty clear that Greece is not earning big returns for investors now more »

  • A Tour Of Countries: Greece

    By Alexander MacLennan - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NBG, NBG-A

    In a quest to more fully understand the global investment market we now live in, I am writing a series of articles with each one highlighting investment opportunities and considerations in various countries. Here, we will look at Greece. When most people think of Greece they think of the debt crisis and continued economic recession. While it is pretty clear that Greece is not earning big returns for investors now 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 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 »

  • Is There Hope for this Struggling Shipper?

    By Fani Kelesidou - February 19, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, NMM, ORIG

    Back in 2008, DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) used to be the crown jewel of the shipping industry. With a fleet size second to none, and a market capitalization greater than $3 billion, DryShips dominated the market and held a special place in investors' hearts.

    Yet over the past five years, the gloomy demand environment within the dry bulk sector nearly sunk the company. As the Baltic Dry Index kept bumping along 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 »

  • Invest in Shipping With This One Stock

    By Jonathan Yates - February 8, 2013 | Tickers: DRYS, EXPD, FRO, NAT, TNK

    There is much allure to investing now in the shipping sector. 

    It is a basic industry that plays a vital role in global commerce.  Many of the stocks are trading at very low prices due to the impact of The Great Recession.  Some still pay big dividends.  Legendary investors like Wilbur Ross are buying.  But the best stock to profit from the rebound in the shipping sector is with a more »

  • Taking Billionaire Wilbur Ross's Advice: Invest In Shippers

    By Marshall Hargrave - January 29, 2013 | Tickers: TEU, CMRE, DRYS, ISH, KEX

    Billionaire Wilbur Ross is a renowned debt investing expert who has turned bullish on the shipping industry; believing there are a number of opportunities in the dry bulk and container ship markets. Ross started his own firm in 2000, specializing in distressed investing (check out all the stocks Ross owns).

    Private equity has also been showing interest in shipping. Major private equity firms have been buying up shipping vessels of more »

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