DryShips (DRYS) Receives Media Impact Score of 0.25

News stories about DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) have trended positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 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 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.8968983463307 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

DRYS has been the subject of several recent research reports. ValuEngine upgraded DryShips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. BidaskClub upgraded DryShips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 4th.

DryShips (NASDAQ DRYS) opened at $3.73 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 4.01 and a quick ratio of 4.01. DryShips has a 52 week low of $0.98 and a 52 week high of $4,615.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $388.94, a PE ratio of 0.00 and a beta of 1.82.

DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 21st. The shipping company reported ($0.42) earnings per share for the quarter. DryShips had a negative return on equity of 33.32% and a negative net margin of 177.74%. The business had revenue of $29.93 million for the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be given a dividend of $0.024 per share. This represents a $0.10 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.57%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. DryShips’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 0.00%.

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About DryShips

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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