A day after

DryShips

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led the shipping sector in losses on news of a fourth-quarter loss, shares of the company were on the mend.

Shares of DryShips, which Wednesday

slid

as low as $4.53 after the company announced a $1.02 billion quarterly loss due in large part to one-time charges, were recently climbing 9.1% to $5.18.

Things were generally on the up and up for the rest of the shipping sector, as well:

Genco Shipping was up 3.7% to $13.87.

Diana Shipping was up 1.7% to $12.60.

Eagle Bulk was up 0.5% to $4.39.

Horizon Lines ( HRZ) was rising 4.1% to $3.79.

Excel Maritime was rising 8.5% to $4.85.

Star Bulk was up 8% to $2.43.

Teekay Corp. was up 0.3% to $15.91.

Tidewater rose 0.9% to $38.98.

Kirby rose 5.5% to $27.86.

Apparently not invited to the party,

Frontline

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, was off 3.8% to $19.33, and Seacor Holdings was down 0.1% to $60.76.