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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX)?

The company in question is, Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) currently with a stock price of 58.38 (-0.71% today). The market cap for Kirby Corporation is 3221.06, and is in the sector Services, and Shipping industry. The target price for Kirby Corporation is 58.3. Currently Kirby Corporation is trading with a P/E of 17.27, and a forward P/E of 21.48. Average volume for Kirby Corporation is 778.54 and so far today it is 269726.

Performance in the last year for Kirby Corporation has been -12.20%. For EPS growth, Kirby Corporation has seen a growth of -16.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 4.75%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 13.80% over the last five years and could be -8.00% for the next five years. Kirby Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -18.70%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -30.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 3.03%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -1.43%.

Since the IPO date for Kirby Corporation on the 8/21/1991, Kirby Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 11.74%. With Kirby Corporation trading at 58.38, the dividend yield is *TBA, and the EPS is 3.41.

So could Kirby Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 17.27. The PEG is *TBA, P/S is 1.68 and the P/B is at 1.34. The P/cash is 1110.71, with P/free cash flow at 14.71.

Kirby Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.8, and the quick ratio is 1.3. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.34, and total debt/equity at 0.

In terms of margins, Kirby Corporation has a gross margin of 37.40%, an operating margin of 16.30% and a profit margin of 9.60%.Payout ratio for Kirby Corporation is 0.00%. Return on assets come to 4.40% with return on investment coming to 8.10%.

Insider ownership for Kirby Corporation, is at 0.70% and institutional ownership comes to 99.00%. Outstanding shares are at 54.78. While shares float is 53.02. The float short is currently 10.52%, and short ratio is 7.16.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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