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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for KEX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible profit of 30.67 percent. The lowest price target was 50, implying potential capital losses of -23.14 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -3 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.53 billion. KEX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.