Positive Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact DryShips (DRYS) Stock Price

Press coverage about DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. DryShips earned a news sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the shipping company an impact score of 45.8968983463307 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of DryShips (DRYS) traded up $0.02 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $3.41. 567,386 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,680,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.11, a current ratio of 4.01 and a quick ratio of 4.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $357.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 0.00 and a beta of 1.82. DryShips has a fifty-two week low of $0.98 and a fifty-two week high of $2,381.41.

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

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.024 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 16th. This represents a $0.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.82%. DryShips’s payout ratio is 0.00%.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on DRYS shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of DryShips from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th. ValuEngine raised shares of DryShips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th.

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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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