DryShips (DRYS) Given Media Sentiment Score of 0.12

Media stories about DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. DryShips earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.0453760503839 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

DryShips (NASDAQ DRYS) opened at $3.91 on Friday. DryShips has a one year low of $0.98 and a one year high of $48,216.00. 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 business also recently disclosed a special dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 27th were paid a dividend of $0.024 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 26th. DryShips’s payout ratio is 0.00%.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded DryShips from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday.

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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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