Kirby (KEX) Stock Price, News & Analysis

+2.17 (+1.88%)
(As of 05/17/2024 ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
562,347 shs
Average Volume
563,571 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.88 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
Price Target

Kirby MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
3.00 Rating Score
1.3% Downside
$116.00 Price Target
Short Interest
1.78% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
News Sentiment
0.52mentions of Kirby in the last 14 days
Based on 22 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.86 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
From $5.29 to $6.55 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

2.28 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

75th out of 113 stocks

Water Transportation Industry

10th out of 15 stocks

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About Kirby Stock (NYSE:KEX)

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation service and towing vessel transporting bulk liquid product, as well as operates tank barge throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It also transports petrochemicals, black oils, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges; and operates offshore dry-bulk barges and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargos in the United States coastal trade. It owns and operates 1,076 inland tank barges, approximately 281 inland towboats, 28 coastal tank barges, 25 coastal tugboats, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 4 offshore tugboats, and a docking tugboat. Its Distribution and Services segment sells after-market service and genuine replacement parts for engines, transmissions, reduction gears, electric motors, drives, and controls, electrical distribution and control systems, energy storage battery systems, and related oilfield service equipment; rebuilds component parts or diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears, and related equipment used in oilfield services, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generators, industrial compressors, high capacity lift trucks, and refrigeration trailers; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units, as well as manufacturers electric power generation equipment, specialized electrical distribution and control equipment, and high capacity energy storage/battery systems. It serves to various companies, the United States government, and pleasure crafts. The company was formerly known as Kirby Exploration Company, Inc. and changed its name to Kirby Corporation in 1990. Kirby Corporation was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

KEX Stock Price History

KEX Stock News Headlines

Bank of America Securities Keeps Their Buy Rating on Kirby (KEX)
Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) VP Sells $176,279.60 in Stock
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Water transportation
Year Founded

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
High Stock Price Target
Low Stock Price Target
Potential Upside/Downside
Consensus Rating
Rating Score (0-4)
Research Coverage
4 Analysts


Net Income
$222.93 million
Pretax Margin


Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.09 billion
Cash Flow
$8.24 per share
Book Value
$54.97 per share


Free Float
Market Cap
$6.88 billion
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KEX Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Kirby stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kirby in the last year. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" KEX shares.
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What is Kirby's stock price target for 2024?

4 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Kirby's shares. Their KEX share price targets range from $105.00 to $126.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $116.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%.
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How have KEX shares performed in 2024?

Kirby's stock was trading at $78.48 at the beginning of the year. Since then, KEX stock has increased by 49.8% and is now trading at $117.57.
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When is Kirby's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 25th 2024.
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How were Kirby's earnings last quarter?

Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, April, 26th. The shipping company reported $1.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.97 by $0.22. The shipping company had revenue of $808 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $784.49 million. Kirby had a net margin of 8.01% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.96%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.68 EPS.

What is David W. Grzebinski's approval rating as Kirby's CEO?

23 employees have rated Kirby Chief Executive Officer David W. Grzebinski on Glassdoor.com. David W. Grzebinski has an approval rating of 94% among the company's employees. This puts David W. Grzebinski in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Kirby own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kirby investors own include Exxon Mobil (XOM), Brookdale Senior Living (BKD), Caterpillar (CAT), Netflix (NFLX), Boeing (BA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), General Electric (GE), Alphabet (GOOG), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Chevron (CVX).

Who are Kirby's major shareholders?

Kirby's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.42%), Jennison Associates LLC (2.40%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.63%), Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. (1.53%), Hood River Capital Management LLC (1.31%) and Van ECK Associates Corp (0.67%). Insiders that own company stock include Amy D Husted, Barry E Davis, C Sean Day, Christian G O'neil, David W Grzebinski, Dorman Lynn Strahan, Eric S Holcomb, J H Pyne, Kim B Clarke, Kurt A Niemietz, Raj Kumar, Richard Ross Stewart, Rocky Dewbre, Ronald A Dragg, Scott P Miller, Scott P Miller, William M Waterman and William Matthew Woodruff.
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How do I buy shares of Kirby?

Shares of KEX stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:KEX) was last updated on 5/18/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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