Analyst Ratings for Kirby Corp. (KEX)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Kirby Corp. (NYSE:KEX) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. KEX had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for KEX by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 85, implying potential capital gains of 30.67 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 50, implying potential capital losses of -23.14 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.46 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.78 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of KEX to grow at a rate of -14.33 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. KEX has a PEG ratio of -1.87.

KEX has a 52-week high of 74.50 and a 52-week low of 50.80. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.05 percent, and 12.68 percent below the high. KEX has a P/E ratio of 26.84. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KEX value stock report compares KEX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KEX is $3.53 billion. KEX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.