Shipping Stocks: DryShips Signs Petrobras Pact

DryShips makes its contract with Petrobras official, apparently giving investors something to cheer about.
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Updated from 10:21 a.m. EDTDryShips (DRYS) - Get Report made its contract with Petrobras (PBR) - Get Report official Tuesday, apparently giving investors something to cheer about.

On Tuesday, DryShips said that its wholly owned subsidiary Ocean Rig ASA had signed a three-year contract with Petrobras

announced in March

. The roughly $630 million contract, signed April 8, involves the use of the Leiv Eiriksson for exploratory drilling in the Black Sea.

DryShips shares rose 10.3% to $5.59.

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