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 highest price target was 85, implying potential capital gains of 30.67 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, implying potential capital losses of -23.14 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.46 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of KEX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -14.33 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of KEX is -1.87.

KEX has a 52-week high of 74.50 and a 52-week low of 50.80. Currently the stock is 28.05 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 12.68 percent. 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.