|Bid||3.5600 x 2200|
|Ask||3.9700 x 1000|
|Day's Range||3.6000 - 3.7106|
|52 Week Range||3.0800 - 7.2200|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||-0.79|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.73|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.07 (1.75%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
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Since its public debut in 2005, George Economou-led DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) has stood out from the pack in the public shipping arena. Now, DryShips appears poised to bow out of Wall Street altogether, marking the end of an era. Assuming the committee approves, it is all but assured that the deal will close, given that Economou owns 83.4 percent of DryShips' shares and that he's the company's founder, chief executive officer and chairman.
DryShips news for Thursday concerning a merger offer for the company has DRYS stock on its way up.Source: Shutterstock The merger offer for DryShips (NASDAQ:DRYS) comes from SPII Holdings. This is actually a company that is in the control of DryShips Chairman and CEO George Economou.The DryShips news release concerning the merger offer doesn't reveal much in the way of details. This includes not mentioning how much SPII Holdings values the company at.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading TipsWhat we do know about the offer is that it is a non-biding one. The shipping company says that it is also considering the offer. Its Board of Directors has created a special committee to overlook and consider the proposal. This special committee is made up completely of disinterested Board members.It's possible that the DryShips merger will pan out and the company will combine with SPII Holdings. If so, this will have the company becoming a subsidiary under SPII Holdings. * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 The DryShips news about a possible merger offer saw the company's shares trading heavily on Thursday. 360,000 shares had moved before the markets opened today, which beats out the shipping company's daily average 303,000 shares of DRYS stock moving.DRYS stock was up 24% as of Thursday morning. However, the stock is down 46% since the start of the year. More From InvestorPlace * 4 Top American Penny Pot Stocks (Buy Before June 21) * 7 High-Quality Cheap Stocks to Buy With $10 * 7 U.S. Stocks to Buy With Limited Trade War Exposure * 6 Growth Stocks That Could Be the Next Big Thing As of this writing, William White did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities.Compare Brokers The post DryShips News: DRYS Stock Sails Higher on Merger Offer appeared first on InvestorPlace.
soared Thursday after the Greek shipping company said it received a non-binding offer letter from SPII Holdings, which is controlled by DryShips Chairman and CEO George Economou. "The board of directors of the company has formed a special committee consisting solely of disinterested directors to consider the proposal," DryShips said in a statement. The offer from SPII Holdings proposes "a transaction pursuant to which the company would be merged into a subsidiary of SPII Holdings," DryShips said, without providing further details.
Shares of DryShips Inc. rocketed 26% in active premarket trade Thursday, after the cargo ship operator said it received a buyout proposal from SPII Holdings Inc., which is controlled by DryShips' Chairman and Chief Executive George Economou. Trading volume topped 360,000 shares ahead of the open, already more than the full-day average of about 303,000 shares. Greece-based DryShips said its board of directors has formed a special committee of "disinterested directors" to consider the proposal. AS of Wednesday's stock closing price, DryShips had a market capitalization of $274.6 million, according to FactSet. DryShips' stock has dropped 29.9% over the past 12 months while the S&P 500 has gained 3.8%.
To own both dry bulkers and tankers would theoretically turn off both oil and grain investors who do not want exposure outside their respective interests. The pure play-versus-diversification issue reared its head yet again on June 11, with the announcement that Performance Shipping (NASDAQ: DCIX) – formerly a pure box-shipping company – had bought two tankers.
DryShips (NASDAQ: DRYS) – a public ship-owning company that's either famous or infamous, depending on who you ask – has reported steady albeit slim profits and announced a major retrofitting program for its vessels. The mixed-fleet owner, led by high-profile Greek magnate George Economou, reported net income of $1.5 million for the first quarter of 2019, up slightly from $1.2 million in the same period last year. DryShips owns 31 vessels with a total carrying capacity of 3.5 million deadweight tons (DWT) – 19 dry bulk vessels totaling 2.5 million DWT, six tankers totaling 975,324 DWT, and six offshore-service vessels totaling 8,328 DWT.
DryShips has a diversified fleet that can benefit from improvement in various shipping segments, but that doesn't change one very important issue.
With the shipping industry turning around in 2018, is it time to jump aboard DryShips or Diana Shipping as a new year gets underway?
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