DryShips (DRYS) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Headlines about DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DryShips earned a coverage optimism score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 46.273615027491 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) traded down $0.13 during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $3.97. 2,272,500 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,913,702. DryShips has a 12 month low of $0.98 and a 12 month high of $799,680.00.

DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 30th. The shipping company reported ($37.12) earnings per share for the quarter. The firm had revenue of $16.38 million during the quarter. DryShips had a negative return on equity of 49.79% and a negative net margin of 218.76%.

The business also recently announced a special dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 27th will be issued a $0.024 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 26th. DryShips’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.00%.

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DryShips Company Profile

DryShips, Inc is a holding company. The Company owns drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels. The Company operates through two segments: the drybulk carrier and the offshore support. Under its drybulk segment, the Company operates as a provider of drybulk commodities transportation services for the steel, electric utility, construction and agri-food industries.

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