"We intend to take further steps to enhance OceanRig UDW's status as a pure deepwater drilling participant," Economou added.
The CEO went on to say that DryShips plans to "refocus on the shipping markets where we see opportunities developing for both the drybulk and tanker sector."
He said the tanker market is experiencing low freight rates, but that urbanization in China and India will drive medium- and long-term oil demand, improving market conditions for the shipping industry.Analysts at Credit Suisse recently upgraded DryShips' stock to outperform from neutral. The equity research firm also lifted its price target on DryShips by $4 to $9. >>DryShips Cruises on Upgrade Separately, DryShips said recently it completed its ATM Equity Offering, raising around $350 million since initiating the offering on Sept. 7. Earlier,