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NYSE:KEX

Kirby (KEX) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$87.92
+1.25 (+1.44%)
(As of 02/23/2024 06:40 PM ET)
Today's Range
$86.28
$88.08
50-Day Range
$75.28
$87.92
52-Week Range
$64.92
$88.08
Volume
304,400 shs
Average Volume
382,592 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.15 billion
P/E Ratio
23.63
Dividend Yield
N/A
Price Target
$98.33

Kirby MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
11.8% Upside
$98.33 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.73% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
N/A
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
0.59mentions of Kirby in the last 14 days
Based on 17 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$4.58 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
21.04%
From $4.99 to $6.04 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.

3.68 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

47th out of 115 stocks

Water Transportation Industry

8th out of 18 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. As of December 31, 2023, it owns and operates 1,076 inland tank barge, approximately 281 inland towboat, 28 coastal tank barge, 25 coastal tugboat, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barge, 4 offshore tugboat, and 1 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 and the United States government. 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

Blue Chips And Billionaires Quietly Investing In "The New Oil"
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Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) Director Sells $256,860.00 in Stock
Kirby (NYSE:KEX) Reaches New 12-Month High at $87.88
(KEX) - Analyzing Kirby's Short Interest
Blue Chips And Billionaires Quietly Investing In "The New Oil"
They're as essential to the tech and AI revolutions as oil was to the industrial revolution. Known as rare earth elements or REEs, these relatively unheard of commodities are essential to semiconductor chips, renewable energy, electric vehicles, and more.
Zacks Research Comments on Kirby Co.'s Q2 2024 Earnings (NYSE:KEX)
KEX Jun 2024 60.000 put
KEX Sep 2024 90.000 call
Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) CEO Sells $1,537,920.00 in Stock
White House’s Kirby to get expanded role
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/01/2024
Today
2/26/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/25/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Water transportation
Sub-Industry
Marine
CUSIP
49726610
Employees
5,450
Year Founded
1921

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$98.33
High Stock Price Target
$105.00
Low Stock Price Target
$90.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+11.8%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
3 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$222.93 million
Pretax Margin
9.51%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$3.09 billion
Cash Flow
$8.09 per share
Book Value
$53.92 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
57,644,000
Market Cap
$5.15 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.18
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KEX Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Kirby stock right now?

3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kirby in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" KEX shares.
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What is Kirby's stock price target for 2024?

3 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Kirby's stock. Their KEX share price targets range from $90.00 to $105.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $98.33 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 11.8% from the stock's current price.
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How have KEX shares performed in 2024?

Kirby's stock was trading at $78.48 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, KEX shares have increased by 12.0% and is now trading at $87.92.
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Are investors shorting Kirby?

Kirby saw a decline in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,010,000 shares, a decline of 10.6% from the January 15th total of 1,130,000 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 386,800 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.6 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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When is Kirby's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, April 25th 2024.
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.

How were Kirby's earnings last quarter?

Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) posted its earnings results on Thursday, February, 1st. The shipping company reported $1.04 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.01. The shipping company earned $799.18 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $778.70 million. Kirby had a net margin of 7.21% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 7.12%. The business's revenue was up 9.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.67 earnings per share.

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 a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.32%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.44%), King Luther Capital Management Corp (3.45%), Jennison Associates LLC (2.28%), FIL Ltd (1.39%) and Park West Asset Management LLC (1.33%). 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, Monte J Miller, Raj Kumar, Richard Ross Stewart, Rocky Dewbre, Ronald A Dragg, Scott P Miller, Scott P Miller and William M Waterman.
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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 2/26/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff