Diana Shipping, Inc - DSX - close 13.99 change +0.66 stop 12.90

Company Description:
Diana Shipping Inc. is a holding company. The Company is a global provider of shipping transportation services. It specialize in transporting dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes. As of December 31, 2009, its fleet consists of 22 dry bulk carriers, of which 14 are Panamax and eight are Capesize dry bulk carriers, having a combined carrying capacity of approximately 2.4 million dead weight tons (dwt). As of December 31, 2009, its fleet consisted of 13 modern Panamax dry bulk carriers and seven Capesize dry bulk carriers that had a combined carrying capacity of approximately 2.2 million dwt. Each of its vessels is owned through a separate wholly owned subsidiary. In January 2010, the Company established its wholly owned subsidiary Diana Containerships Inc. (DCI), with the purpose of acquiring containerships.

Target(s): 14.35, 14.75
Key Support/Resistance Areas: 15.00, 14.40, 14.15, 13.50, 13.30, 13.00
Time Frame: 1 to 2 weeks

Why We Like It:
DSX found long term support near the $12.35 area and has bounced nicely. The stock broke through its recent downtrend line and I am looking for it to retrace some of the recent gains prior to entering long positions. DSX has good fundamentals trading at a PE below 10 and has beaten earnings estimates in recent quarters. The stock has surged higher with the market this week but I don't suggest chasing it at these levels. I am looking for a pullback near $13.50 which I suggest readers use as a trigger to enter long positions. This would also be a logical area for the stock to make a higher low and then proceed higher. We are looking to make about a dollar in this trade. I have listed two targets at $14.35 and $14.75. We'll place a stop at $12.90.

Suggested Position: Long DSX stock if it trades down near $13.50

Option Traders:
Suggested Position: Buy July $12.50 CALL, current ask $2.00, estimated ask at entry $1.75

Annotated Chart:

Entry on May xx
Earnings Date More than 2 months (unconfirmed)
Average Daily Volume: 1.4 million
Listed on 5/27/10, 2010