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Kirby (KEX) Competitors

$122.39
+1.20 (+0.99%)
(As of 05/24/2024 07:00 PM ET)

KEX vs. MATX, CCL, BIP, NCLH, TDW, INSW, GOGL, GLNG, CUK, and TNK

Should you be buying Kirby stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Kirby include Matson (MATX), Carnival Co. & (CCL), Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (BIP), Norwegian Cruise Line (NCLH), Tidewater (TDW), International Seaways (INSW), Golden Ocean Group (GOGL), Golar LNG (GLNG), Carnival Co. & (CUK), and Teekay Tankers (TNK). These companies are all part of the "water transportation" industry.

Kirby vs.

Matson (NYSE:MATX) and Kirby (NYSE:KEX) are both mid-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their community ranking, media sentiment, analyst recommendations, profitability, earnings, valuation, dividends, institutional ownership and risk.

Matson has a beta of 1.12, meaning that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kirby has a beta of 1.14, meaning that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Matson presently has a consensus price target of $120.67, suggesting a potential upside of 0.01%. Kirby has a consensus price target of $119.50, suggesting a potential downside of 2.36%. Given Kirby's higher probable upside, research analysts plainly believe Matson is more favorable than Kirby.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Matson
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
2 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.67
Kirby
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.00

84.8% of Matson shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 96.2% of Kirby shares are owned by institutional investors. 2.3% of Matson shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.4% of Kirby shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, large money managers and hedge funds believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Matson has a net margin of 9.61% compared to Matson's net margin of 8.01%. Kirby's return on equity of 12.66% beat Matson's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Matson9.61% 12.66% 7.03%
Kirby 8.01%7.96%4.44%

Kirby received 267 more outperform votes than Matson when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 61.63% of users gave Matson an outperform vote while only 60.73% of users gave Kirby an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
MatsonOutperform Votes
265
61.63%
Underperform Votes
165
38.37%
KirbyOutperform Votes
532
60.73%
Underperform Votes
344
39.27%

In the previous week, Kirby had 15 more articles in the media than Matson. MarketBeat recorded 21 mentions for Kirby and 6 mentions for Matson. Matson's average media sentiment score of 0.45 beat Kirby's score of 0.26 indicating that Kirby is being referred to more favorably in the news media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Matson
1 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
2 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral
Kirby
9 Very Positive mention(s)
5 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Matson has higher revenue and earnings than Kirby. Matson is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kirby, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Matson$3.09B1.36$297.10M$8.4814.23
Kirby$3.09B2.32$222.93M$4.2328.93

Summary

Matson and Kirby tied by winning 9 of the 18 factors compared between the two stocks.

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New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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KEX vs. The Competition

MetricKirbyWater transportation IndustryTransportation SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$7.16B$6.03B$10.15B$17.72B
Dividend YieldN/A6.09%3.54%3.53%
P/E Ratio28.9318.0318.6122.91
Price / Sales2.328.5623.2811.25
Price / Cash15.136.568.5815.70
Price / Book2.272.872.094.85
Net Income$222.93M$211.62M$641.97M$972.63M
7 Day Performance3.20%0.10%-1.38%-0.27%
1 Month Performance9.28%9.51%4.76%5.92%
1 Year Performance66.99%42.51%18.16%25.52%

Kirby Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MATX
Matson
4.0829 of 5 stars
$120.65
+1.3%
$120.67
+0.0%
+67.9%$4.22B$3.09B14.234,315Analyst Forecast
CCL
Carnival Co. &
4.7565 of 5 stars
$15.13
+2.4%
$21.58
+42.6%
+34.1%$16.98B$21.59B58.1992,000
BIP
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
4.7965 of 5 stars
$30.10
+2.2%
$38.20
+26.9%
-17.0%$13.89B$17.93B97.1052,000Positive News
NCLH
Norwegian Cruise Line
4.8654 of 5 stars
$16.00
+2.8%
$21.00
+31.3%
+10.5%$6.86B$8.55B22.8641,000
TDW
Tidewater
3.5008 of 5 stars
$102.80
+0.7%
$98.00
-4.7%
+118.7%$5.42B$1.01B40.967,300Insider Selling
INSW
International Seaways
2.5831 of 5 stars
$65.13
+1.6%
$63.25
-2.9%
+72.3%$3.22B$1.07B6.092,698
GOGL
Golden Ocean Group
1.6589 of 5 stars
$14.50
+3.3%
$12.75
-12.1%
+94.4%$2.89B$885.77M15.5938Dividend Announcement
Gap Up
GLNG
Golar LNG
1.0799 of 5 stars
$26.88
+1.5%
$27.00
+0.4%
+20.1%$2.81B$298.43M-62.51470Upcoming Earnings
News Coverage
CUK
Carnival Co. &
0.5343 of 5 stars
$13.67
+1.9%
N/A+36.6%$2.57B$21.59B52.58106,000
TNK
Teekay Tankers
1.944 of 5 stars
$72.50
+2.0%
$76.00
+4.8%
+85.0%$2.48B$1.36B5.131,590

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This page (NYSE:KEX) was last updated on 5/27/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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