Do Analysts Recommend You Should Buy DryShips Inc. (DRYS) Stock?

On Thursday, shares of DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ:DRYS) marked $4.15 per share versus a previous $3.83 closing price. With having a 8.36% gain, an insight into the fundamental values of DryShips Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. DRYS showed a fall of -26.55% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $3.70 – $7.22 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -19.00% in the period of the last 200 days.

Deutsche Bank equity researchers changed the status of DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) shares to a “Hold” rating in the report published on December 10th, 2014. Other analysts, including Imperial Capital, also published their reports on DRYS shares. Imperial Capital repeated the rating from the previous report, marking DRYS under “Outperform” rating, in the report published on October 28th, 2014. Additionally, DRYS shares got another “Underperform” rating from Imperial Capital, setting a target price of $1.40 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in October 13th, 2014. On the other hand, Deutsche Bank Initiated the “Buy” rating for DRYS shares, as published in the report on September 16th, 2014. Imperial Capital seems to be going bullish on the price of DRYS shares, based on the price prediction for DRYS, indicating that the shares will jump from $2.75 to $4, giving the shares “Outperform” rating based on their report from June 24th, 2014. Another “Hold” rating came from Deutsche Bank, providing a prediction for $4 price target according to the report published in November 6th, 2013.

DryShips Inc. (DRYS) Analysis

The present dividend yield for DRYS owners is set at 0.02, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording 15.70%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.

In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of DryShips Inc. (DRYS) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 3.20% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at 3.40 so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.

Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while DRYS is currently recording an average of 276.11K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.53%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 5.82%with 6.14% of gain in the last seven days.

What to Look for When Analyzing DryShips Inc. Shares?

DryShips Inc. (DRYS) is based in the Greece and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Services sector. If you wish to compare DRYS shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 18.61 for DryShips Inc., while the value can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 0.22 is supported by the yearly ESP growth of 119.70%.

Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 83.35%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 1.10% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.

Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in DRYS Shares?

It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in DRYS in the recent period. That is how Susquehanna Investment Group LLC now has an increase position in DRYS by 0.00% in the first quarter, owning 304275 shares of DRYS stocks, with the value of $1.27 million after the purchase of an additional 0 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, BMO Asset Management, Inc. also increased their stake in DRYS shares changed 51,000.00% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 51100 shares of company, all valued at $213087 after the acquisition of additional 51,000 shares during the last quarter.

Creative Planning, Inc. acquired a new position in DryShips Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $174185, and Millennium Management LLC increased their stake in the company’s shares by — in the first quarter, now owning 21,764 shares valued at $90756 after the acquisition of the additional 21764 shares during the last quarter. In the end, Barclays Bank Plc increased their position by 21.44% during the first quarter, now owning 16600 DRYS shares, now holding the value of $69222 in DRYS with the purchase of the additional 0 shares during the period of the last quarter. At the present, 1.10% of DRYS shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.

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