shares were on the rise Thursday after the company met analysts' expectations with a jump in fourth-quarter earnings.
Diana reported earnings of $54.2 million, or 72 cents per share, up from $36.4 million, or 49 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007.
Shares of the company were rising 7.2% to $14.61 in recent trading.
Elsewhere in the shipping sector:
Eagle Bulk Shipping was up o.3% to $3.98.
was up 1.6% to $13.30.
Excel Maritime Carriers was plunging 22% to $4.52.
DryShips was slipping 2.1% to $3.69.