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

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$85.90 -0.85 (-0.98 %)
(As of 07/16/2018 10:31 AM ET)
Previous Close$87.30
Today's Range$85.90 - $87.30
52-Week Range$59.25 - $94.05
Volume700 shs
Average Volume409,545 shs
Market Capitalization$5.18 billion
P/E Ratio42.32
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 Ratio42.32
Forward P/E Ratio28.83
P/E Growth2.13

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.21 billion
Price / Sales2.32
Cash Flow$5.8396 per share
Price / Cash14.71
Book Value$52.17 per share
Price / Book1.65


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$5,178.71

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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) announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April, 25th. The shipping company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.08. The shipping company earned $741.70 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $690.64 million. Kirby had a return on equity of 4.35% and a net margin of 12.91%. The business's quarterly revenue was up 50.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the company 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 Wednesday, July, 25th 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 EPS guidance of $2.50-$3.00 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus 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 brokers have issued 1-year price objectives for Kirby's stock. Their predictions range from $69.00 to $103.00. On average, they expect Kirby's stock price to reach $85.25 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.7%. 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?

Media stories about KEX stock have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kirby earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the shipping company an impact score of 46.03 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term.

Who are Kirby's major shareholders?

Kirby's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Bank of Montreal Can (0.43%), Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management (0.04%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.01%) and Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC (0.00%). 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 buying Kirby stock?

KEX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can, Columbia Partners L L C Investment Management, Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 $86.75.

How big of a company is Kirby?

Kirby has a market capitalization of $5.18 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:  405 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  431 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  836
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 7/16/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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