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How to buy Kirby Corporation (KEX) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Kirby Corporation stocks.
Kirby Corporation is a marine shipping business based in the US. Kirby Corporation stocks (KEX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $58.51 – a decrease of 5.14% over the previous week. Kirby Corporation employs 5,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.1 billion.
How to buy shares in Kirby Corporation
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- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – KEX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
- Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Kirby Corporation?
- Has coronavirus impacted Kirby Corporation shares?
- Kirby Corporation shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Kirby Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Kirby Corporation performance over time
- Are Kirby Corporation shares over-valued?
- Kirby Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Kirby Corporation shares?
- Does Kirby Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Kirby Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Kirby Corporation stock price (NYSE:KEX)Use our graph to track the performance of KEX stocks over time.
Kirby Corporation shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$62.52|
|52-week range||$47.58 - $70.60|
|50-day moving average||$58.98|
|200-day moving average||$58.87|
|Wall St. target price||$68.00|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$-3.93|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Kirby Corporation stock?
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Kirby Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2022-01-19)||-5.14%|
|1 month (2021-12-23)||4.72%|
|3 months (2021-10-26)||12.14%|
|6 months (2021-07-26)||4.55%|
|1 year (2021-01-26)||22.59%|
|2 years (2020-01-24)||-25.27%|
|3 years (2019-01-25)||68.71|
|5 years (2017-01-26)||67.5|
Is Kirby Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Kirby Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kirby Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kirby Corporation's PEG ratio
Kirby Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.6273. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kirby Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kirby Corporation's EBITDA
Kirby Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $296.6 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kirby Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Kirby Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||$2.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$660.6 million|
|Return on assets TTM||0.86%|
|Return on equity TTM||-7.95%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Kirby Corporation share dividends
We're not expecting Kirby Corporation to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
Have Kirby Corporation's shares ever split?
Kirby Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 31 May 2006. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kirby Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kirby Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Kirby Corporation's share price.
Kirby Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Kirby Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $47.58 up to $70.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kirby Corporation's is 1.5109. This would suggest that Kirby Corporation's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Kirby Corporation overview
Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. Its 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 also transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges; and operates offshore dry-bulk barge and tugboat units that are engaged in the offshore transportation of dry-bulk cargoes in the United States coastal trade. As of December 31, 2020, this segment owned and operated 1,066 inland tank barges with 24. 1 million barrels of capacity, 248 inland towboats, 44 coastal tank barges with 4. 2 million barrels of capacity, 44 coastal tugboats, 4 offshore dry-bulk cargo barges, 4 offshore tugboats, and 1 docking tugboat. The company's Distribution and Services segment sells replacement parts; provides service mechanics to overhaul and repair engines, transmissions, reduction gears, and related oilfield services equipment; rebuilds component parts or diesel engines, transmissions and reduction gears, and related equipment used in oilfield services, marine, power generation, on-highway, and other industrial applications; rents generators, industrial compressors, railcar movers, and high capacity lift trucks; and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units.
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