• Consensus Rating: Buy
  • Consensus Price Target: $71.67
  • Forecasted Upside: 3.12 %
  • Number of Analysts: 4
  • Breakdown:
  • 0 Sell Ratings
  • 1 Hold Ratings
  • 3 Buy Ratings
  • 0 Strong Buy Ratings
$69.50
▲ +1.87 (2.77%)

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Analyst Price Target for KEX

Analyst Price Target is $71.67
▲ +3.12% Upside Potential
This price target is based on 4 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Kirby in the last 3 months. The average price target is $71.67, with a high forecast of $80.00 and a low forecast of $55.00. The average price target represents a 3.12% upside from the last price of $69.50.

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Current Consensus is Buy

The current consensus among 4 polled investment analysts is to buy stock in Kirby. This rating has held steady since January 2022, when it changed from a Hold consensus rating.

Past Monthly Recommendations

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  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 4 buy ratings
  • 0 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
2/25/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
5/26/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 1 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
8/24/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 2 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
11/22/2021
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 3 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
2/20/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
5/21/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings
7/20/2022
  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
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8/19/2022

Latest Recommendations

  • 0 strong buy ratings
  • 3 buy ratings
  • 1 hold ratings
  • 0 sell ratings

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DateBrokerageActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/5/2022Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy$71.00 ➝ $80.00High
1/28/2022BTIG ResearchUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$80.00High
10/31/2021Evercore ISIReiterated RatingBuyHigh
10/28/2021Jefferies Financial GroupLower TargetHold$58.00 ➝ $55.00Medium
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 TargetHold$48.00 ➝ $58.00Medium
11/18/2020Bank of AmericaUpgradeNeutral ➝ Buy$42.00 ➝ $54.00Medium
8/3/2020Bank of AmericaLower TargetNeutral$51.00 ➝ $49.00Low
7/29/2020Stifel NicolausLower TargetHold$50.00 ➝ $48.00High
4/16/2020BenchmarkInitiated CoverageBuy$65.00Medium
3/24/2020StephensLower 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 TargetHold$85.00 ➝ $82.00High
7/29/2019StephensUpgradeEqual Weight ➝ Overweight$93.00 ➝ $96.00Medium
5/3/2019Bank of AmericaUpgradeUnderperform ➝ BuyHigh
4/24/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetMarket Perform$74.00 ➝ $80.00Low
2/2/2019Wells Fargo & CompanySet TargetHold$74.00Low
1/25/2019BTIG ResearchInitiated CoverageNeutral$67.40Medium
1/10/2019Wells Fargo & CompanyDowngradeOutperform ➝ Market PerformHigh
10/29/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyLower TargetOutperform ➝ Buy$91.00 ➝ $90.00High
7/30/2018GabelliUpgradeHold ➝ Buy$96.00Low
5/25/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$96.00 ➝ $103.00Low
5/1/2018Wells Fargo & CompanyBoost TargetOutperform ➝ Outperform$89.00 ➝ $100.00Low
4/27/2018Stifel NicolausBoost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$88.00 ➝ $94.00Low
4/5/2018Stifel NicolausSet TargetBuy$88.00High
3/29/2018OTR GlobalUpgradePositiveMedium
2/5/2018StephensSet TargetHold$89.00Low
2/1/2018Evercore ISIUpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$86.00Medium
2/1/2018Bank of AmericaBoost 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
(Data available from 8/19/2017 forward)

News Sentiment Rating

0.05 (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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  • 6 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
1/21/2022
  • 0 very positive mentions
  • 17 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
2/20/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
  • 16 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
3/22/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 6 positive mentions
  • 4 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
4/21/2022
  • 1 very positive mentions
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  • 2 negative mentions
  • 1 very negative mentions
5/21/2022
  • 3 very positive mentions
  • 14 positive mentions
  • 4 negative mentions
  • 0 very negative mentions
6/20/2022
  • 4 very positive mentions
  • 8 positive mentions
  • 2 negative mentions
  • 2 very negative mentions
7/20/2022
  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 24 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 4 very negative mentions
8/19/2022

Current Sentiment

  • 2 very positive mentions
  • 24 positive mentions
  • 1 negative mentions
  • 4 very negative mentions
Kirby logo
Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. Its Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation service and towing vessel transporting bulk liquid product, as well as operates tank barge throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It also transport petrochemical, black oil, refined petroleum product, and agricultural chemicals by tank barge; and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat unit that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargo in the United States coastal trade. As of December 31, 2021, it owned and operated 1,025 inland tank barge, approximately 255 inland towboat, 31 coastal tank barge, 29 coastal tugboat, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barge, 4 offshore tugboat, and 1 docking tugboat. Its Distribution and Services segment sells after-market service and genuine replacement part for engine, transmission, reduction gear, electric motor, drive, and control, electrical distribution and control system, energy storage battery system, and related oilfield service equipment; rebuild component parts or diesel engine, transmission and reduction gear, and related equipment used in oilfield service, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generator, industrial compressor, high capacity lift truck, and refrigeration trailer; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping unit, as well as manufacturers electric power generation equipment, specialized electrical distribution and control equipment, and high capacity energy storage/battery systems for oilfield customer. It serves to various 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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Today's Range

Now: $69.50
Low: $67.51
High: $69.57

50 Day Range

MA: $61.98
Low: $56.29
High: $69.50

52 Week Range

Now: $69.50
Low: $47.58
High: $75.08

Volume

258,220 shs

Average Volume

336,417 shs

Market Capitalization

$4.16 billion

P/E Ratio

N/A

Dividend Yield

N/A

Beta

1.32

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: BTIG Research, Evercore ISI, Jefferies Financial Group Inc., Stifel Nicolaus, and StockNews.com.
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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 $71.67, suggesting a possible upside of 3.1%. Stifel Nicolaus has the highest price target set, predicting KEX will reach $80.00 in the next twelve months. Jefferies Financial Group Inc. has the lowest price target set, forecasting a price of $55.00 for Kirby in the next year.
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What is the current consensus analyst rating for Kirby?

Kirby currently has 1 hold rating and 3 buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. The stock has a consensus analyst rating of "Buy." A "buy" rating indicates that analysts believe KEX will outperform the market and that investors should add to their positions of Kirby.
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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. Learn More about contacing Kirby investor relations.