NYSE:KEX - Kirby Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$86.40 -0.05 (-0.06 %)
(As of 07/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$86.40
Today's Range$85.70 - $87.05
52-Week Range$59.25 - $94.05
Volume190,714 shs
Average Volume319,175 shs
Market Capitalization$5.16 billion
P/E Ratio42.15
Dividend YieldN/A
Kirby logoKirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. It operates in two segments, Marine Transportation and Distribution and Services. The Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. This segment also transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges; and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargoes in the United States coastal trade. It serves oil refining and petrochemical companies. As of February 23, 2018, this segment owned or operated 998 inland tank barges with 22.0 million barrels of capacity, 302 inland towboats, 56 coastal tank barges with 5.4 million barrels of capacity, 53 coastal tugboats, 5 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 5 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. The Distribution and Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related oilfield services equipment; rebuilds component parts or diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related equipment used in oilfield services, marine, mining, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generators, fork lifts, and pumps and compressors; and manufactures and remanufactures pressure pumping units. It serves oilfield service, on-highway transportation, marine transportation, construction, and power generation 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Water transportation


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.45
Current Ratio1.99
Quick Ratio1.29


Trailing P/E Ratio42.15
Forward P/E Ratio28.99
P/E Growth2.12

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.21 billion
Price / Sales2.33
Cash Flow$5.8936 per share
Price / Cash14.66
Book Value$52.17 per share
Price / Book1.66


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.05
Net Income$313.18 million
Net Margins12.91%
Return on Equity4.35%
Return on Assets2.49%


Outstanding Shares59,700,000
Market Cap$5,160.81

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kirby's stock symbol?

Kirby trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KEX."

How were Kirby's earnings last quarter?

Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The shipping company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.08. The shipping company had revenue of $741.70 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $690.64 million. Kirby had a net margin of 12.91% and a return on equity of 4.35%. The firm's revenue was up 50.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.51 earnings per share. View Kirby's Earnings History.

When is Kirby's next earnings date?

Kirby is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, July, 25th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Kirby.

What guidance has Kirby issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kirby issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.50-$3.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $2.86. Kirby also updated its Q2 guidance to $0.60-$0.80 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for KEX?

9 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Kirby's stock. Their forecasts range from $69.00 to $103.00. On average, they expect Kirby's share price to reach $85.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.3%. View Analyst Ratings for Kirby.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kirby?

9 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kirby in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 5 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

Who are some of Kirby's key competitors?

Who are Kirby's key executives?

Kirby's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. David W. Grzebinski C.F.A., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 57)
  • Mr. Joseph H. Reniers, Pres of Kirby Distribution & Services, Inc. (Age 43)
  • Mr. William G. Harvey, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Ronald A. Dragg, VP, Controller, Assistant Sec. & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 54)
  • Mr. David R. Mosley, VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 53)

Has Kirby been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about KEX stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kirby earned a daily sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media stories about the shipping company an impact score of 45.87 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term.

Who are Kirby's major shareholders?

Kirby's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Baillie Gifford & Co. (5.11%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.43%), North Star Investment Management Corp. (0.19%), Nisa Investment Advisors LLC (0.05%), Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management (0.04%) and Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan (0.02%). Company insiders that own Kirby stock include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David R Mosley, Dorman Lynn Strahan, J H Pyne, Joseph H Reniers, Monte J Miller, Renato A Castro, Richard J Alario, Ronald A Dragg, William G Ivey and William M Waterman. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kirby.

Which major investors are selling Kirby stock?

KEX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan and Huntington National Bank. Company insiders that have sold Kirby company stock in the last year include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David R Mosley, Dorman Lynn Strahan, J H Pyne, Joseph H Reniers, Monte J Miller, Renato A Castro, Richard J Alario, Ronald A Dragg and William M Waterman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kirby.

Which major investors are buying Kirby stock?

KEX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, North Star Investment Management Corp., Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC, State of Alaska Department of Revenue and Amalgamated Bank. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kirby.

How do I buy shares of Kirby?

Shares of KEX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Kirby's stock price today?

One share of KEX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $86.40.

How big of a company is Kirby?

Kirby has a market capitalization of $5.16 billion and generates $2.21 billion in revenue each year. The shipping company earns $313.18 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.05 on an earnings per share basis. Kirby employs 5,775 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Kirby?

Kirby's mailing address is 55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000, HOUSTON TX, 77251. The shipping company can be reached via phone at 713-435-1000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Kirby (NYSE KEX)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  409 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  435 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  844
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kirby and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KEX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KEX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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