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Stock Highlights: Kirby Corporation (NYSE: KEX)


Kirby Corporation is in the transportation and logistics industry and is in the industrials sector. The company CEO is David W. Grzebinski. Kirby Corp is a domestic tank barge operator, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three United States coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KEX stock showed a previous change of 3.10% with an open at 78.98 and a close of 80.14. It reached an intraday high of 80.18 and a low of 78.09.

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The stock has a market cap of $4.8b with 59.9m shares outstanding, of which the float is 58.6m shares. Trading volume reached 535,915 shares compared to its average volume of 531,240 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kirby Corporation shares returned -0.35% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -0.93%. Over three months, it changed 7.51%. In one year it has changed -14.11% and within that year its 52-week high was 94.05 and its 52-week low was 60.63. KEX stock is 32.18% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 76.66 and a 50 day moving average of 79.98. Currently KEX stock is trading 4.54% above its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 1.31 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 61.18. Based on 5 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.72. The TTM EPS is 2.90, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.63. Historically, the PE high was 61.18 and the PE low was 10.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 29.58, which is a decrease of -63.08%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 05/02/2019): 0.74
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 01/31/2019): -0.41
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/25/2018): 0.70
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/25/2018): 0.48
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 04/25/2018): 0.54

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 156.51, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 48.80%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 4,048,007, which was 6.76% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 9.41. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 1.05.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 2.94%, return on assets is 1.56%, profit margin is 3.10%, price-to-sales is 1.57 and price-to-book is 1.43.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 0  :Past Performance Score
 3  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 0  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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