Updated from 1:19 p.m. EST

A day after

DryShips'

(DRYS) - Get Report

stock saw a

notable lift

, its rival

Eagle Bulk Shipping's

(EGLE) - Get Report

turn to shine.

Eagle Bulk shares were up more than 30% to $7.14 in afternoon trading Wednesday, a few hours after the shipping industry got hearty nod from the talking heads on CNBC. A day before, all of the major shipping firms were in the green, and the Baltic Dry Index has risen the most since at least 1985, according to

Bloomberg

.

The Baltic Dry Index was rising 168 points, or 15%, to 1,316 points. After falling to 663 in early December, it has risen 70% in 2009. It reach a record high of 11,793 points on May 20.

Among Eagle's competitors:

DryShips stayed firmly on the plus side, rising 15.4% to $7.03.

Excel Maritime Carriers was up 25.5% to $7.87.

Genco Shipping was up 24.7% to $19.14.

Diana Shipping was up 12.2% to $15.14.

Other stocks with significant gains at midday Wednesday:

MWI Veterinary Supply - up 26.6% to $27.55.

GT Solar ( SOLR) -- up 27.8% to $4.28.

Advent Software -- up 19.5% to $27.99.

Illumina -- up 21.3% to $33.94.

First National Bancshares -- up 23.6% to $2.57.