AP reported that shares of DryShips Inc. jumped on Friday, after the company said it was buying a Panamax carrier, expanding its fleet to 34 dry-bulk vessel
s, and entered its Panamax bulk carrier into a 12-month time charter.
Late Thursday, DryShips said it would buy a Panamax vessel for $43 million. On Friday, it announced its carrier Iguana had signed a year-long charter at a daily rate of $28,000.
Company shares rose $1.18, or 9.8 percent, to $13.17 during afternoon trading on the Nasdaq. The stock has traded between $8.50 and $17.36 during the past 52 weeks.