Updated from 12:50 p.m. EST

Shipping-stock investors, queasy from another week of ups and downs, watched their stocks rise Friday afternoon.

  • Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE) shares rose 17.1% Friday to end the trading day at $4.54.
  • DryShips (DRYS) also was on the plus side, rising 3.7% to $3.67.
  • Genco Shipping (GNK) was up 7.8% to $12.29.
  • Excel Maritime (EXM) was up 4.8% to $3.91.
  • Diana Shipping ( DSX) diverged from its peers, falling 1.9% to $11.36. Euroseas ( ESEA) also was in the red, ending down 6.6% to $3.51.

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