SOURCE: StockCall


August 24, 2011 09:00 ET

Analyst Research on DryShips Inc. and Diana Shipping Inc. - Shipping Sector Struggling With Oversupply

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Shipping industry and has completed analytical research on DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) and Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Prior to the recession, many companies throughout the shipping industry invested a great deal of capital in new boats, planning to increase capacity to meet the growing global economy. However, when the economy actually shrank, the shipping sector was faced with a harsh reality. Companies had high debt loads and new ships coming online meant capacity far outweighed demand, creating a difficult pricing environment. The low day-rates for shipping have many companies hesitant about locking customers into long-term contracts. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Shipping industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Shipping industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on DryShips Inc. and Diana Shipping Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The healthier companies in the sector are those that have been more cautious with fleet expansion and debt loads. One such company is Diana Shipping Inc. The company has 14 of 20 boats currently chartered, helping them to avoid the volatile spot pricing market. While the company currently has only two ships under construction, the plethora of new ships coming to market for the entire sector will likely hold day-rates down in the long-term which could pose a headwind for Diana as it works to re-charter some contracts over the next few years. Investors looking for complimentary research on Diana Shipping Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

Many analysts are making the case that stocks in this sector are undervalued currently. Companies like DryShips Inc. which have consistently shown profit for a while now, could be good bets, especially if the global economy gains steam and commerce levels pick up. Investors looking for free research on DryShips Inc. are welcome to sign up at for our new report.

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