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

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$84.55 -0.20 (-0.24 %)
(As of 06/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$84.75
Today's Range$84.20 - $85.50
52-Week Range$59.25 - $94.05
Volume366,381 shs
Average Volume488,099 shs
Market Capitalization$5.04 billion
P/E Ratio41.24
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

Industry Water transportation


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


Trailing P/E Ratio41.24
Forward P/E Ratio28.37
P/E Growth2.07

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.21 billion
Price / Sales2.28
Cash Flow$5.9002 per share
Price / Cash14.33
Book Value$52.17 per share
Price / Book1.62


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

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 (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.08. The shipping company had revenue of $741.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $690.64 million. Kirby had a net margin of 12.91% and a return on equity of 4.35%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 50.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.51 EPS. View Kirby's Earnings History.

When is Kirby's next earnings date?

Kirby is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Kirby.

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

Kirby updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 25th. The company provided earnings per share 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 analysts have issued 1 year price targets for Kirby's stock. Their forecasts range from $69.00 to $103.00. On average, they anticipate Kirby's stock price to reach $85.25 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Kirby.

Who are some of Kirby's key competitors?

Who are Kirby's key executives?

Kirby's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Joseph H. Pyne, Exec. Chairman (Age 70)
  • 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)

Has Kirby been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media stories about KEX stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kirby earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the shipping company an impact score of 45.19 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are Kirby's major shareholders?

Kirby's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.10%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (7.37%), Baillie Gifford & Co. (5.20%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (4.07%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.64%) and King Luther Capital Management Corp (3.25%). 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 institutional investors are selling Kirby stock?

KEX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Neuberger Berman Group LLC, FIL Ltd, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Artisan Partners Limited Partnership, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Royal Bank of Canada and Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C. 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 institutional investors are buying Kirby stock?

KEX stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Van ECK Associates Corp, Arosa Capital Management LP, King Luther Capital Management Corp, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, Crestwood Capital Management L.P., BlackRock Inc., Point72 Asset Management L.P. and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. 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 $84.55.

How big of a company is Kirby?

Kirby has a market capitalization of $5.04 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 (KEX)

Community Ranking:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  402 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  424 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  826
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 6/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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