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Kirby Stock Forecast, Price & News

+2.29 (+3.47 %)
(As of 05/13/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume457,189 shs
Average Volume426,498 shs
Market Capitalization$4.10 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend YieldN/A
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About Kirby

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. Its 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. It 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. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 1,066 inland tank barges with 24.1 million barrels of capacity, 248 inland towboats, 44 coastal tank barges with 4.2 million barrels of capacity, 44 coastal tugboats, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 4 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. The company's Distribution and Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related oilfield services 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, railcar movers, and high capacity lift trucks; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. It serves oilfield service, on-highway transportation, marine transportation, commercial fishing, construction, and power generation companies, as well as oil and gas operators and producers, 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

Industry Water transportation
Year Founded1921

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.84 billion
Cash Flow$8.61 per share
Book Value$56.24 per share


Net Income$142.35 million




Market Cap$4.10 billion
Next Earnings Date7/29/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

1.12 out of 5 stars

Transportation Sector

118th out of 239 stocks

Water Transportation Industry

19th out of 29 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.1Community Rank: 2.2Dividend Strength: 0.0Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 0.6 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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Kirby (NYSE:KEX) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Kirby a buy right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kirby in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" Kirby stock. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in KEX, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Kirby?

Wall Street analysts have given Kirby a "Hold" rating, but there may be better buying opportunities in the stock market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new stock ideas, but Kirby wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five companies may be even better buys.
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When is Kirby's next earnings date?

Kirby is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, July 29th 2021.
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How were Kirby's earnings last quarter?

Kirby Co. (NYSE:KEX) issued its earnings results on Thursday, April, 29th. The shipping company reported ($0.06) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.11 by $0.17. The shipping company earned $496.85 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $474.03 million. Kirby had a negative net margin of 8.27% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 3.90%. The firm's quarterly revenue was down 22.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share.
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How has Kirby's stock been impacted by COVID-19?

Kirby's stock was trading at $45.38 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, KEX shares have increased by 50.4% and is now trading at $68.24.
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What price target have analysts set for KEX?

5 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Kirby's shares. Their forecasts range from $48.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Kirby's share price to reach $53.33 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.8%.
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Who are Kirby's key executives?

Kirby's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. David W. Grzebinski C.F.A., Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60, Pay $2.14M)
  • Mr. William G. Harvey, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 63, Pay $882.96k)
  • Ms. Amy D. Husted, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 52, Pay $501.47k)
  • Mr. Joseph H. Reniers, Pres of Kirby Distribution & Services, Inc. (Age 46, Pay $594.14k)
  • Mr. Christian G. O'Neil, Pres of Kirby Inland Marine LP, Kirby Offshore Marine, LLC & San Jac Marine, LLC (Age 48, Pay $664.12k)
  • Mr. Ronald A. Dragg, VP, Controller & Assistant Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Scott P. Miller, VP & Chief Information Officer (Age 42)
  • Mr. Eric S. Holcomb, VP of Investor Relations (Age 46)
  • Mr. William Matthew Woodruff, VP of Public & Gov. Affairs (Age 60)
  • Ms. Kim B. Clarke, VP & Chief Human Resource Officer (Age 65)

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

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

Who are some of Kirby's key competitors?

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), The Boeing (BA), Delta Air Lines (DAL), General Electric (GE), Alphabet (GOOG), Alibaba Group (BABA) and Chevron (CVX).

What is Kirby's stock symbol?

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

Who are Kirby's major shareholders?

Kirby's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.62%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (4.67%), Artisan Partners Limited Partnership (1.70%), Federated Hermes Inc. (1.20%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.19%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.16%). Company insiders that own Kirby stock include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David W Grzebinski, Dorman Lynn Strahan, Joseph H Reniers, Kim B Clarke, Monte J Miller, Richard Ross Stewart, Ronald A Dragg, Scott P Miller and William M Waterman.
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Which institutional investors are selling Kirby stock?

KEX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Federated Hermes Inc., Prudential Financial Inc., Cibc World Markets Corp, Granite Investment Partners LLC, Van ECK Associates Corp, Duality Advisers LP, and Ensign Peak Advisors Inc. Company insiders that have sold Kirby company stock in the last year include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David W Grzebinski, Joseph H Reniers, Monte J Miller, Ronald A Dragg, Scott P Miller, and William M Waterman.
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Which institutional investors are buying Kirby stock?

KEX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., MESIROW FINANCIAL INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Equity & Fixed Income, New York State Common Retirement Fund, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, and Royce & Associates LP.
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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 WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Kirby's stock price today?

One share of KEX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.24.

How much money does Kirby make?

Kirby has a market capitalization of $4.10 billion and generates $2.84 billion in revenue each year. The shipping company earns $142.35 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.90 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Kirby have?

Kirby employs 5,400 workers across the globe.

When was Kirby founded?

Kirby was founded in 1921.

What is Kirby's official website?

The official website for Kirby is

Where are Kirby's headquarters?

Kirby is headquartered at 55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000, HOUSTON TX, 77251.

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]

This page was last updated on 5/13/2021 by Staff
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