NYSE:KEX - Kirby Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $78.01 -0.76 (-0.96 %) (As of 02/22/2019 09:10 AM ET)Previous Close$78.77Today's Range$77.44 - $78.7452-Week Range$60.63 - $94.05Volume329,207 shsAverage Volume498,267 shsMarket Capitalization$4.67 billionP/E Ratio27.28Dividend YieldN/ABeta1.1 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Kirby 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 Sub-IndustryMarine SectorTransportation Current SymbolNYSE:KEX Previous Symbol CUSIP49726610 CIK56047 Webwww.kirbycorp.com Phone713-435-1000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.43 Current Ratio1.86 Quick Ratio1.06Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio27.28 Forward P/E Ratio21.97 P/E Growth1.66 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.97 billion Price / Sales1.57 Cash Flow$6.5998 per share Price / Cash Flow11.82 Book Value$52.17 per share Price / Book1.50Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$2.86 Net Income$78.45 million Net Margins2.64% Return on Equity5.44% Return on Assets2.99%Miscellaneous Employees5,775 Outstanding Shares59,870,000Market Cap$4.67 billion Next Earnings Date4/24/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable 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 quarterly earnings data on Thursday, January, 31st. The shipping company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $0.07. The shipping company earned $721.49 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $698.14 million. Kirby had a return on equity of 5.44% and a net margin of 2.64%. View Kirby's Earnings History. When is Kirby's next earnings date? Kirby is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, April 24th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kirby. What guidance has Kirby issued on next quarter's earnings? Kirby updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Thursday, January, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $3.25-3.75 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.60. Kirby also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $3.25-3.75 EPS. What price target have analysts set for KEX? 5 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Kirby's shares. Their forecasts range from $67.40 to $103.00. On average, they expect Kirby's share price to reach $85.10 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.1% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kirby. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kirby? 5 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kirby in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Kirby. Has Kirby been receiving favorable news coverage? Headlines about KEX stock have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kirby earned a news sentiment score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the shipping company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Kirby's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Kirby include Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP), Carnival (CUK), Golar LNG (GLNG), Matson (MATX), GasLog (GLOG), Teekay Lng Partners (TGP), Golar LNG Partners (GMLP), GasLog Partners LP Unit (GLOP), Golden Ocean Group (GOGL), Tidewater (TDW), KNOT Offshore Partners (KNOP), Hoegh LNG Partners (HMLP), Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO), International Seaways (INSW) and Nordic American Tanker (NAT). What other stocks do shareholders of Kirby own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kirby investors own include Caterpillar (CAT), Netflix (NFLX), Chevron (CVX), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Alphabet (GOOG), Nike (NKE), Home Depot (HD), Boeing (BA), Anadarko Petroleum (APC) and General Electric (GE). 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 58)Mr. Joseph H. Reniers, Pres of Kirby Distribution & Services, Inc. (Age 44)Mr. William G. Harvey, Exec. VP of Fin. & CFO (Age 61)Mr. Ronald A. Dragg, VP, Controller, Assistant Sec. & Principal Accounting Officer (Age 55)Mr. Eric S. Holcomb, VP of Investor Relations (Age 44) Who are Kirby's major shareholders? Kirby's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Baillie Gifford & Co. (12.84%), BlackRock Inc. (8.53%), Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C (7.39%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (3.98%), King Luther Capital Management Corp (3.30%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (2.92%). Company insiders that own Kirby stock include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David R Mosley, David W Grzebinski, 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 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 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Polar Capital LLP, First Trust Advisors LP, Van ECK Associates Corp, Monarch Partners Asset Management LLC, King Luther Capital Management Corp, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board and Principal Financial Group Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Kirby company stock in the last year include Amy D Husted, Christian G O'neil, David R Mosley, David W Grzebinski, 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 purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Baillie Gifford & Co., Millennium Management LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Scout Investments Inc., D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Rhumbline Advisers and BlackRock Inc.. 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 $78.01. How big of a company is Kirby? Kirby has a market capitalization of $4.67 billion and generates $2.97 billion in revenue each year. The shipping company earns $78.45 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.86 on an earnings per share basis. Kirby employs 5,775 workers across the globe. What is Kirby's official website? The official website for Kirby is http://www.kirbycorp.com. 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: 2.3 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 441 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 503 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 944MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kirby and other stocks. 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