Kirby (KEX) EPS Estimated At $0.51; Cullen Capital Management Decreased Unilever Nv (Adr) (UN) Stake

January 14, 2018 - By Nellie Frank

Analysts expect Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) to report $0.51 EPS on February, 7.They anticipate $0.09 EPS change or 15.00% from last quarter’s $0.6 EPS. KEX’s profit would be $30.44 million giving it 36.67 P/E if the $0.51 EPS is correct. After having $0.52 EPS previously, Kirby Corporation’s analysts see -1.92% EPS growth. 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.

Cullen Capital Management Llc decreased Unilever Nv (Adr) (UN) stake by 4.41% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Cullen Capital Management Llc sold 59,050 shares as Unilever Nv (Adr) (UN)’s stock rose 12.65%. The Cullen Capital Management Llc holds 1.28 million shares with $75.65 million value, down from 1.34M last quarter. Unilever Nv (Adr) now has $156.07 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.93% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $55.49. About 948,421 shares traded. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 26.55% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Cullen Capital Management Llc increased Royal Dutch Shell Class B (RYDBF) stake by 64,640 shares to 163,340 valued at $5.02 million in 2017Q3. It also upped Siemens Ag (Adr) (SIEGY) stake by 335,240 shares and now owns 351,940 shares. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE:MRK) was raised too.

Among 9 analysts covering Unilever NV (NYSE:UN), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Unilever NV had 11 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Barclays Capital upgraded Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Friday, March 24 to “Overweight” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 12. As per Friday, September 25, the company rating was upgraded by Berenberg. As per Tuesday, December 13, the company rating was upgraded by Jefferies. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 22 by RBC Capital Markets. The company was downgraded on Thursday, August 10 by RBC Capital Markets. Liberum Capital reinitiated Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Monday, March 27 with “Hold” rating. Credit Suisse upgraded the shares of UN in report on Tuesday, December 8 to “Neutral” rating. The stock of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, August 31. Bernstein initiated the shares of UN in report on Monday, August 22 with “Outperform” rating.

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. On Tuesday, September 20 the stock rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Outperform”. The stock of Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) earned “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Monday, December 18. The rating was maintained by Stephens with “Hold” on Monday, January 8. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, September 14 by Stifel Nicolaus. The rating was upgraded by BB&T Capital to “Buy” on Monday, May 2. The rating was upgraded by Credit Suisse on Wednesday, April 19 to “Outperform”. RBC Capital Markets downgraded it to “Sector Perform” rating and $32 target in Thursday, January 28 report. Evercore downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Thursday, April 28 report. The firm has “Buy” rating by Jefferies given on Tuesday, May 30. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Thursday, July 27.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.04 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.22, from 1.26 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 23 investors sold Kirby Corporation shares while 67 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. 56.43 million shares or 1.78% more from 55.44 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc reported 16 shares. Neuberger Berman Grp Inc Ltd has invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Amg Natl Tru Bancorp holds 11,257 shares. 98,535 were accumulated by Ny State Teachers Retirement. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Sys holds 0.01% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) or 71,593 shares. California Public Employees Retirement Sys, California-based fund reported 115,035 shares. Retail Bank Of Montreal Can owns 7,003 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa holds 0% or 17,516 shares. Comerica National Bank & Trust has 0.02% invested in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 42,181 shares. Spark Investment Management Limited Liability Corp holds 26,200 shares or 0.09% of its portfolio. Schwab Charles Investment Mgmt Inc has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Northern Trust holds 0.01% or 483,092 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Alliancebernstein Lp has 0% invested in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) for 37,239 shares. The Illinois-based North Star Inv Mngmt Corp has invested 0.92% in Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX). Prudential Fincl Incorporated has 34,050 shares.

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.

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