I'm not following why the stock is down today. According to the Baltic Tanker Dirty Index, it should be doing better as its raised the past 3 days in a row. I understand that other stocks like RIG and the XOP are trending downward as well, but I do not think its something to do with NAT specifically. Also, the ex-div date is 5/13, and they're going to be paying out .23 per share. I would expect that tomorrow and Monday will see this stock rebound, though logic doesn't always factor into how stocks do.