A day after DryShips ( DRYS) 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 (GNK) was up 3.7% to $13.87.
  • Diana Shipping (DSX) was up 1.7% to $12.60.
  • Eagle Bulk (EGLE) was up 0.5% to $4.39.
  • Horizon Lines (HRZ) was rising 4.1% to $3.79.
  • Excel Maritime (EXM) was rising 8.5% to $4.85.
  • Star Bulk (SBLK) was up 8% to $2.43.
  • Teekay Corp. (TK) was up 0.3% to $15.91.
  • Tidewater (TDW) rose 0.9% to $38.98.
  • Kirby (KEX) rose 5.5% to $27.86.
  • Apparently not invited to the party, Frontline ( FRO), was off 3.8% to $19.33, and Seacor Holdings was down 0.1% to $60.76.

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