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Kirby (NYSE:KEX) Insider William G. Ivey unloaded 11,050 shares of Kirby stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.65, for a total transaction of $1,222,682.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 13,711 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,517,122. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at ING Group raised their price target on shares of Kirby from $130.00 to $135.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Kirby from $130.00 to $135.00 in a research note on Tuesday. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at FBR Capital Markets raised their price target on shares of Kirby from $125.00 to $130.00 in a research note on Monday, May 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $117.14.

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) traded up 0.29% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $110.98. The stock had a trading volume of 179,327 shares. Kirby has a 1-year low of $73.93 and a 1-year high of $111.13. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $103.6 and its 200-day moving average is $99.85. The company has a market cap of $6.324 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.39.

Kirby (NYSE:KEX) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 30th. The company reported $1.15 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.06. On average, analysts predict that Kirby will post $5.01 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Kirby Corporation is a domestic tank barge operator, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and along all three United States coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii.

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