Are Analysts Bearish Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) After Last Week?

October 2, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Investors sentiment increased to 1.25 in Q2 2018. Its up 0.38, from 0.87 in 2018Q1. It improved, as 16 investors sold Kirby Corporation shares while 77 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 54.93 million shares or 1.38% more from 54.19 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Kennedy Management invested 0.22% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Diamond Hill Management accumulated 1.95M shares or 0.84% of the stock. Invesco Limited accumulated 0.02% or 670,115 shares. Jpmorgan Chase Co has 935,920 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 9,048 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Teachers Retirement Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 11,141 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Susquehanna Group Inc Llp holds 14,325 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Thrivent For Lutherans has invested 0.26% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Fil holds 0% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 35,369 shares. Federated Investors Pa holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 57,595 shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Captrust Finance Advsr has invested 0% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Rothschild Asset Mgmt holds 180,263 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage holds 3,729 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Neuberger Berman Group Llc reported 0% stake.

Since April 30, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 13 selling transactions for $26.07 million activity. $143,336 worth of stock was sold by Clarke Kim B on Thursday, May 31. $236,777 worth of stock was sold by Reniers Joseph H. on Friday, May 18. $2.26M worth of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares were sold by Waterman William M.. DRAGG RONALD A also sold $79,696 worth of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares. The insider Husted Amy D. sold 2,200 shares worth $201,700. STRAHAN DORMAN LYNN also sold $275,415 worth of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) shares.

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) Ratings Coverage

Among 3 analysts covering Kirby (NYSE:KEX), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Kirby had 5 analyst reports since April 5, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the shares of KEX in report on Thursday, April 5 with “Buy” rating. On Monday, July 30 the stock rating was upgraded by Gabelli to “Buy”. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) earned “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, April 27. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 1 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Friday, May 25. Below is a list of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) latest ratings and price target changes.

30/07/2018 Broker: Gabelli Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Buy Upgrade
25/05/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $96 New Target: $103 Maintain
01/05/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Outperform Old Target: $89 New Target: $100 Maintain
27/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $88 New Target: $94 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Stifel Nicolaus Rating: Buy New Target: $88 Maintain

The stock increased 0.23% or $0.19 during the last trading session, reaching $83.11. About 67,714 shares traded. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has risen 19.62% since October 2, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.00% the S&P500.

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.98 billion. The companyÂ’s Marine Transportation segment provides marine transportation services and towing vessels transporting bulk liquid products, as well as operates tank barges throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along three United States coasts, and in Alaska and Hawaii. It has a 15.22 P/E ratio. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges.

Another recent and important Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) news was published by Nasdaq.com which published an article titled: “Report: Developing Opportunities within Archrock, Sturm, Ruger, Kirby, Aflac, Mobile TeleSystems OJSC, and BP plc …” on September 28, 2018.

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