• Consensus Rating: Hold
  • Consensus Price Target: $59.00
  • Forecasted Upside: 3.84 %
  • Number of Analysts: 5
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 3 Hold Ratings
  • 2 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$56.82
▲ +0.21 (0.37%)

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Analyst Price Target for KEX

Analyst Price Target is $59.00
▲ +3.84% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 5 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Kirby in the last 3 months. The average price target is $59.00, with a high forecast of $65.00 and a low forecast of $54.00. The average price target represents a 3.84% upside from the last price of $56.82.

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Current Consensus is Hold

The current consensus among 5 investment analysts is to hold stock in Kirby. This rating has held steady since April 2021, when it changed from a Buy consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 2 hold ratings
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5/1/2020
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7/30/2020
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10/28/2020
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1/26/2021
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4/26/2021
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7/25/2021
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9/23/2021
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10/23/2021

Latest Recommendations

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Display Ratings By
DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/12/2021Stifel NicolausUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$64.00 ➝ $65.00High
5/13/2021GabelliReiterated RatingBuy ➝ HoldN/A
5/7/2021G.ResearchDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
5/7/2021GabelliDowngradeBuy ➝ HoldLow
4/29/2021Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetHold$48.00 ➝ $58.00Medium
11/18/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$42.00 ➝ $54.00Medium
8/3/2020Bank of AmericaLower Price TargetNeutral$51.00 ➝ $49.00Low
7/29/2020Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold$50.00 ➝ $48.00High
4/16/2020BenchmarkInitiated CoverageBuy$65.00Medium
3/24/2020StephensLower Price TargetOverweight$64.00 ➝ $60.00Low
1/31/2020Bank of AmericaDowngradeBuy ➝ Neutral$84.00High
1/31/2020Stifel NicolausDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$85.00 ➝ $84.00High
1/30/2020Jefferies Financial GroupDowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$95.00 ➝ $85.00High
1/30/2020CfraLower Price TargetHold$85.00 ➝ $82.00High
12/19/2019Seaport Global SecuritiesUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$100.00High
7/29/2019StephensUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$93.00 ➝ $96.00Medium
5/3/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ BuyHigh
4/24/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetMarket Perform$74.00 ➝ $80.00Low
2/2/2019Wells Fargo & CompanySet Price TargetHold$74.00Low
1/25/2019BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$67.40Medium
1/10/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
10/29/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower Price TargetOutperform ➝ Buy$91.00 ➝ $90.00High
7/30/2018GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$96.00Low
5/25/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$96.00 ➝ $103.00Low
5/1/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost Price TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$89.00 ➝ $100.00Low
4/27/2018Stifel NicolausBoost Price TargetBuy ➝ Buy$88.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/5/2018Stifel NicolausSet Price TargetBuy$88.00High
3/29/2018OTR GlobalUpgradePositiveMedium
2/5/2018StephensSet Price TargetHold$89.00Low
2/1/2018Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$86.00Medium
2/1/2018Bank of AmericaBoost Price TargetUnderperform ➝ Underperform$66.00 ➝ $69.00Medium
1/22/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeMarket Perform ➝ Outperform$83.00High
1/16/2018GabelliInitiated CoverageHold$80.00Medium
1/10/2018StephensReiterated RatingHold$70.00Low
12/18/2017Jefferies Financial GroupInitiated CoverageBuy ➝ Buy$85.00Medium
11/3/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$67.00N/A
10/16/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$85.00N/A
7/28/2017CowenReiterated RatingHold$70.00Low
7/28/2017Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingHold$69.00Low
6/15/2017Stifel NicolausLower Price TargetHold ➝ Hold$71.00 ➝ $69.00High
5/30/2017Jefferies Financial GroupReiterated RatingBuy$85.00Medium
4/27/2017CowenBoost Price TargetMarket Perform ➝ Market Perform$65.00 ➝ $70.00Medium
4/19/2017Credit Suisse GroupUpgradeNeutral ➝ Outperform$58.00 ➝ $80.00High
2/3/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyUpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market PerformN/A
1/23/2017Jefferies Financial GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$65.00 ➝ $75.00N/A
1/18/2017OTR GlobalUpgradeNeutralN/A
11/28/2016StephensDowngradeOverweight ➝ Equal Weight$70.00 ➝ $68.00N/A
11/10/2016Seaport Global SecuritiesInitiated CoverageNeutral$55.00N/A
(Data available from 10/23/2016 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.46 (Hold)

Our news sentiment rating is based on the average sentiment of articles about this company published in the media in the last 30 days of headlines and can range from 2 (very positive sentiment) to -2 (very negative sentiment).

News Sentiment Over Time

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3/27/2021
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4/26/2021
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5/26/2021
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6/25/2021
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7/25/2021
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8/24/2021
  • 7 very positive mentions
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  • 1 negative mentions
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9/23/2021
  • 15 very positive mentions
  • 23 positive mentions
  • 6 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
10/23/2021

Current Sentiment

  • 15 very positive mentions
  • 23 positive mentions
  • 6 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions

Recent Stories by Sentiment

Very Negative

Kirby logo
Kirby Corp. engages in the provision of diesel engines, reduction gears and ancillary products for marine and power generation applications. It operates through the following segments: Marine Transportation and Distribution & Services segment. The Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services, operates tank barges and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products and transports petrochemicals, refined petroleum products, black oil products and agricultural chemicals by tank barge. The Distribution & Services segment sells genuine replacement parts, provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions, reduction gears, pumps and compression products, maintains facilities to rebuild component parts or entire medium-speed and high-speed diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units. The company was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.
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Today's Range

Now: $56.82
Low: $56.39
High: $57.26

50 Day Range

MA: $52.88
Low: $47.96
High: $58.44

52 Week Range

Now: $56.82
Low: $35.76
High: $70.60

Volume

261,880 shs

Average Volume

407,746 shs

Market Capitalization

$3.42 billion

P/E Ratio

60.45

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.46

Frequently Asked Questions

What sell-side analysts currently cover shares of Kirby?

The following equities research analysts have issued stock ratings on Kirby in the last twelve months: Bank of America Co., G.Research, Llc, Gabelli, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Stifel Nicolaus, TheStreet, and Zacks Investment Research.
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What is the current price target for Kirby?

3 Wall Street analysts have set twelve-month price targets for Kirby in the last year. Their average twelve-month price target is $59.00, suggesting a possible upside of 3.8%. Stifel Nicolaus has the highest price target set, predicting KEX will reach $65.00 in the next twelve months. Bank of America Co. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $54.00 for Kirby in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Kirby?

Kirby currently has 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Hold." A "hold" rating indicates that analysts believe investors should keep any existing positions they have in KEX, but not buy more shares or sell existing shares.
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How do I contact Kirby's investor relations team?

Kirby's physical mailing address is 55 WAUGH DRIVE SUITE 1000, HOUSTON TX, 77251. The shipping company's listed phone number is (713) 435-1000 and its investor relations email address is [email protected] The official website for Kirby is www.kirbycorp.com.