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Shipping Stocks: DryShips Upgraded

DryShips leads the dry bulk shippers higher after Oppenheimer upgrades the stock.

Updated from 10:59 a.m. EDT



led the dry bulk shippers higher Friday after Oppenheimer upgraded the stock.

Oppenheimer raised its rating on Athens, Greece-based DryShips to Outperform from Perform, contending that the stock will see little further dilution now that it has completed its

latest offering

. Shares rose 29.2% to $7.17.

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Other dry bulk shippers followed suit:

Diana Shipping


rose 5.2% to $15.13.

Eagle Bulk


rose 12.4% to $6.89.



rose 15.9% to $19.08.

Excel Maritime


rose 8% to $7.54.

Navios Maritime


rose 13.7% to $3.49.