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Baltic Trading Limited (BALT)

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  • Thu, Apr. 9, 4:58 PM
    • The merger of Baltic Trading (NYSE:BALT) and Genco Shipping (OTCPK:GSKNF) will create another powerhouse in the drybulk sector and makes sense in several ways, GMP Securities analyst Magnus Fyhr as he maintains a Buy rating and $3 price target on BALT.
    • Fyrh says the fleet of the combined company will increase to 68 ships - plus two scheduled to be delivered in 2015 - which would rival the recent combinations of Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) with 98 ships and Golden Ocean Group (NASDAQ:GOGL) with 77 ships.
    • Also, Genco already provides BALT with fleet management services, BALT's liquidity issues will be addressed by Genco's more robust balance sheet, and Genco will gain access to BALT's listing on the NYSE.
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  • Wed, Apr. 8, 9:50 AM
    • Genco Shipping & Trading (OTCPK:GSKNF) agrees to acquire its Baltic Trading (BALT -1.8%) subsidiary in a stock-for-stock transaction.
    • BALT will become an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Genco, and BALT shareholders will receive 0.216 shares of Genco common stock for each share of BALT common stock they own; Genco shareholders are expected to own ~84.5% of the combined company.
    • Genco expects to have its stock listed on the NYSE when the transaction closes.
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  • Oct. 14, 2014, 5:39 PM
    • Baltic Trading (NYSE:BALT) jumped to a 13% gain near the close after Lloyd's List reported that Genco (OTCPK:GNKOQ) has hired banks to assess the potential purchase of the drybulk shipping peer.
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Company Description
Baltic Trading Ltd conducts shipping business. The Company offers bulk marine shipping services mainly to shippers and manufacturers.
Sector: Services
Industry: Shipping
Country: United States