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Kirby (KEX) Reaches $74.80 52-Week High; GOLDCREST COMPANY LTD TO (CDCTF) SI Increased By 0.47%

The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) hit a new 52-week high and has $79.29 target or 6.00% above today’s $74.80 share price. The 9 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $4.47B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by If the $79.29 price target is reached, the company will be worth $267.90 million more. The stock increased 1.01% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $74.8. About 379,038 shares traded. Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has declined 0.86% since January 14, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.56% the S&P500.

GOLDCREST COMPANY LTD TO (OTCMKTS:CDCTF) had an increase of 0.47% in short interest. CDCTF’s SI was 191,100 shares in January as released by FINRA. Its up 0.47% from 190,200 shares previously. It closed at $23.79 lastly. It is down 0.00% since January 14, 2017 and is . It has underperformed by 16.70% the S&P500.

Among 13 analysts covering Kirby (NYSE:KEX), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 38% are positive. Kirby had 31 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Wednesday, April 19 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, September 28 by Stifel Nicolaus. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, April 29 by Cowen & Co. On Thursday, January 28 the stock rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Outperform”. Seaport Global Securities initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, November 10 report. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, September 11 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, December 18 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Wednesday, March 9. As per Thursday, September 14, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. Jefferies maintained Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) rating on Monday, October 16. Jefferies has “Buy” rating and $85.0 target.

Kirby Corporation operates domestic tank barges in the United States. The company has market cap of $4.47 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 35.64 P/E ratio. This segment transports petrochemicals, black oil, refined petroleum products, and agricultural chemicals by tank barges.

Analysts await Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.51 EPS, down 15.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.6 per share. KEX’s profit will be $30.44M for 36.67 P/E if the $0.51 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.52 actual EPS reported by Kirby Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -1.92% negative EPS growth.

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