Finally, markets had a good day today, with all three major indices up over 1% and the tech-heavy Nasdaq advancing 2.46%. In particular, four dry-bulk shippers were up big on the day.

Company

Percent Change

Navios Maritime Partners (NYSE: NMM)8.97%
Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX)8.33%
DryShips (Nasdaq: DRYS)5.14%
Navios Maritime Holdings (NYSE: NM)5.00%

The main reason for these dry bulk shippers’ advance was positive news out of China, in which Premier Wen Jiabao suggested that the government will focus more on a more pro-growth agenda. Check out the following video for more on these dry bulkers’ big day today.

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