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  • aaaaaron1 aaaaaron1 Jul 28, 2010 4:04 PM Flag

    what happen down 5 percent

    what were earnings...

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    • >>And if you can ignore the BP disaster. I'd rather stick with tech.<<

      That's true to an extent, this drilling contract is off the coast of West Africa, not in the Gulf of Mexico. Some of those Gulf drillers pulled their rigs out of there and went elsewhere.

      But like you, I'd much rather invest in tech, it's tech that makes the $$$ world go 'round.

      And I just noticed the time . . . I have a local appointment that I need to race to, so back in a while . . .

    • >> . . . If you believe ultra-deepwater drilling isn't dead and DryShips' red flags don't scare you off, now could be a good time to get in.><<

      And if you can ignore the BP disaster. I'd rather stick with tech.

    • >>They do but I'm not so sure about gas in deepwater. I think they usually construct an underwater pipeline to move the gas. I don't know if they can do that in deepwater. I'm glad I don't have DRYS . . . they should stick to their knitting.<<

      A Motley Fool contributor seems to like it but also mentions 'red flags'. This isn't the first time I've seen DryShips at MF. The writer says DryShips has a subsidiary, Ocean Rig, which has ten years of experience, but the four new rigs DryShips bought are ultra-deepwater.

      <Deepwater drilling rigs give DryShips a more diversified base Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX) and Eagle Bulk Shipping (Nasdaq: EGLE) can't match. Both have stronger balance sheets, but the upside potential at DryShips is greater given the persistent weakness in dry bulk shipping rates and the premium charged for ultra-deepwater drilling. There are also rumors of an IPO of the Ocean Rig drilling arm if DryShips can finance the rest of the new vessels.

      This is a step in the right direction for DryShips . . . . If you believe ultra-deepwater drilling isn't dead and DryShips' red flags don't scare you off, now could be a good time to get in.>

      http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/09/29/dryships-inks-a-drilling-deal.aspx

      http://www.
      fool.com/investing/general/2010/09/29/
      dryships-inks-a-drilling-deal.aspx

    • >> . . . Does the deepwater drilling mean that it must be for oil? They don't drill for gas under the seabed, do they? . . .<<

      They do but I'm not so sure about gas in deepwater. I think they usually construct an underwater pipeline to move the gas. I don't know if they can do that in deepwater. I'm glad I don't have DRYS . . . they should stick to their knitting.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Sep 29, 2010 3:58 PM Flag

      >>Well if it was purposely built to attack Iran surely they'd be smart enough to build in a way to turn it off if it turned on them.<<

      That is likely. So how explain the attacks on multiple industries including in the US? Some whacko? the radicals doing dry runs? And now there's a terror alert. And for the icing on the poison cake, the GZM developer says he has no plans to move his "Park 51." Do ya think AP's avoidance of calling a spade a spade figures into the Gallup poll that shows record distrust of the media?

      >>Now I'm confused . . I thought DRYS was a shipping company.<<

      That's what I thought it was, too, a shipping company and only a shipping company. But Reuters says:

      <DryShips, which started out as a dry bulk shipper before foraying into the deepwater drilling business in 2008, have struggled to get contracts for its rigs in spite of funnelling money into the offshore segment.>

      http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=CNSGE68R0IQ20100928

      http://www.
      reuters.com/assets/print?aid=CNSGE68R0IQ20100928

      It's Update 2; I don't remember whether yesterday's version was also a second update. And I read it too fast yesterday to remember all that it said, just that DryShips had gotten those contracts. Does the deepwater drilling mean that it must be for oil? They don't drill for gas under the seabed, do they? Whatever, just keep in mind it's a relatively short-term contract; it has a cutoff date.

    • >>Do you think such a skillfully programmed worm could inadvertently migrate? This is datelined this afternoon: . . .<<

      Well if it was purposely built to attack Iran surely they'd be smart enough to build in a way to turn it off if it turned on them.

      >> . . . today's move was based on a contract win, and the contract is for drilling. The company was not named, so I don't know whether the drilling is for oil, gas, or teeth.<<

      Now I'm confused . . I thought DRYS was a shipping company.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Sep 28, 2010 4:49 PM Flag

      >>If I was and thought I could slow Iran's nuke program with a worm I'd do it even if the worm might migrate elsewhere. Beats starting a shooting war.<<

      No doubt about that preference whatsoever! And in looking for updates I found Israel _might_ be trying to do that very thing. Do you think such a skillfully programmed worm could inadvertently migrate? This is datelined this afternoon:

      <* Iran's Stuxnet worm has fingers pointing at Israel

      * Israelis seen weighing "deniable" tactics against foe

      . . .

      JERUSALEM, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Cyber warfare has quietly grown into a central pillar of Israel's strategic planning, with a new military intelligence unit set up to incorporate high-tech hacking tactics, Israeli security sources said on Tuesday.

      Israel's pursuit of options for sabotaging the core computers of foes like Iran . . . .>

      http://af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/idAFLDE68R0GB20100928?sp=true

      http://
      af.reuters.com/article/energyOilNews/
      idAFLDE68R0GB20100928?sp=true

      Do you remember the time Israel's planes snuck under Syria's radar and destroyed a nuke plant there, maybe two? I think it made Iran nervous because Iran got its radar from the same source that Syria did, Russia. I'm going by memory, so don't trust those details implicitly.

      >>DRYS is tempting but way too volatile in unpredictable ways. AMZN is more predictable moving in big waves.<<

      AMZN closed up a few cents today and it's still not up to where you sold it. That was a fantastically good price you got for it.

      Yesterday I didn't put any stock in the analyst's speculative (I thought) upgrade of DRYS. But did you read today's news about DryShips? Reuters has the details.

      <UPDATE 2-DryShips' contract win eases funding concerns, shrs up

      11:35am EDT

      * Letter of award for $135 mln from American exploration co

      * Contract for drilling in West Africa for about 300 days

      * Drilling to commence in Q1 or Q2 of 2011

      * Shares up 9 pct, at 7-week high (Adds analyst comments, details; updates share movement)>

      http://www.reuters.com/assets/print?aid=CNSGE68R0IQ20100928

      http://www.
      reuters.com/assets/print
      ?aid=CNSGE68R0IQ20100928

      That contract had _zero_ to do with Morgan Stanley's upgrade yesterday. If I'm remembering correctly, that 'analyst' speculated that DryShips might sell a rig or two, so I still think his analysis was manipulation, but today's move was based on a contract win, and the contract is for drilling. The company was not named, so I don't know whether the drilling is for oil, gas, or teeth.

      Oops, I see I skipped a post, so will backtrack.

    • >> . . . Wouldn't it be cool if Clyburn's scare the troops tactic backfired? :-)<<

      Yep but don't count on it.

      >> . . . just how firm now is the alliance that once was, Israel's government would not attack its ally's industries.<<

      If I was Israel and thought I could slow Iran's nuke program with a worm I'd do it even if the worm might migrate elsewhere. Beats starting a shooting war.

      >>I thought DRYS's gain on the speculative upgrade yesterday was momentary, but it's up another 8.41% and a minute or two ago it was up more than 9%! . . .<<

      DRYS is tempting but way too volatile in unpredictable ways. AMZN is more predictable moving in big waves.

    • pantone101naturalblondie pantone101naturalblondie Sep 28, 2010 2:02 PM Flag

      >>If only they would . . . I'm afraid that's just a scare the troops out to vote tactic.<<

      But ya know what? By now it's likely that a few platoons of those troops want to know exactly where their fallen idol came into being. Wouldn't it be cool if Clyburn's scare the troops tactic backfired? :-)

      >>I hope Iran is right and it is a purposeful spy attack by the US or Israel (maybe they'll find out the state of Iran's nuclear program). I suspect it's just a run-of-the-mill worm.<<

      Israel is probably clever enough to program a worm that could completely disable the nuke factory. But against that hope, the worm has infiltrated a variety of industries here as well as elsewhere. Even given the question of whose side is Obama really on (as was brought out in that L posting) so just how firm now is the alliance that once was, Israel's government would not attack its ally's industries.

      Now I am VERY surprised . . . I thought DRYS's gain on the speculative upgrade yesterday was momentary, but it's up another 8.41% and a minute or two ago it was up more than 9%! Oops, back to 9.17% . . .

    • >>. . . Dem whip Clyburn is muttering that the Republicans will investigate the Resident's geographic origin if they become the majority in Congress? . . .<<

      If only they would . . . I'm afraid that's just a scare the troops out to vote tactic.

      >>What do you think of the worm warrior?<<

      I hope Iran is right and it is a purposeful spy attack by the US or Israel (maybe they'll find out the state of Iran's nuclear program). I suspect it's just a run-of-the-mill worm.

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