2. DryShips ( DRYS) Company Profile: DryShips, based in Greece, is a dry-bulk transportation company. DryShips also owns ultra-deep-water drillships and oil-tanker vessels. Share Price: $3.96 (June 27) Stock Performance This Year: -28% Analyst Consensus: DryShips garners a whopping 10 "buy" ratings from Wall Street analysts, including those at Sterne Agee, Wells Fargo Securities and Cantor Fitzgerald. Five other analysts say investors are better off holding on to shares, and two more have a "sell" rating on DryShips. The average price target of $5.93 implies nearly 50% upside from where the stock currently trades. Bullish Case: In a June 27 research note, Sterne Agee analyst Salvatore Vitale wrote that DryShips' plan to list drilling contractor Ocean Rig on the Nasdaq this summer "will be a catalyst to unlock the value of the Ocean Rig business. Our valuation for DRYS is based on our sum-of-the-parts analysis, which yields a $6 price target." On the other hand, TheStreet Ratings has a "sell" rating on DryShips, due to "disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally weak debt management."