Updated from 11:40 a.m. EST
Shipping stocks were mixed Tuesday as the broader market tried in vain to stay in the green.
DryShips shares were lately down 6.7% to $2.79 after the company announced updates regarding the sale of two vessels.
Eagle Bulk Shipping shares were down 6% to $2.96 a day after posting a fourth-quarter profit that met Street expectations.
Genco Shipping was down 4.8% to $9.04.
Excel Maritime was up 3.8% to $3.29.
Diana Shipping was up 4.8% to $10.64.