DryShips (DRYS), like many other shipping stocks, has been exposed to volatility due to a long glut of shipping capacity that seems to be subsiding. As a result, its stock is up 108% over the past six months.
After hitting a 52-week high of $5 back on Dec. 26, 2013 it has pulled back down to $4 so this might make a good entry point. DryShips owns 42 dry bulk carriers with tonnage of approximately 4.4 million tons and 10 tankers that can hold 1.3 million tons. Founded in 2004, it is headquartered in Athens.