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Thu, Jan. 28, 3:59 PM
- Kirby Corp. (KEX -4%) fell to five-year lows before rebounding slightly, after the petroleum shipper missed Q4 earnings and revenue expectations and forecasts Q1 and FY 2016 profits trailing Wall Street consensus.
- KEX sees Q4 EPS of $0.75-$0.85, well below the $0.97 analyst consensus estimate, and FY 2016 EPS of $3.00-$3.50 per share, sharply lower than the $4.13 consensus outlook, reflecting limited visibility given the environment of weakening global growth and volatile commodity prices.
- Shares are downgraded to Sector Perform from Outperform with a $32 price target, slashed from $65, at RBC Capital, which does not believe the stock can work again until oil and energy prices rebound.
Wed, Jan. 27, 5:02 PM
Tue, Jan. 26, 5:35 PM| Tue, Jan. 26, 5:35 PM | 26 Comments
Dec. 22, 2015, 9:19 AM
- Crumbling oil prices haven't helped the Dow Jones Transportation Average (NYSEARCA:IYT) - down 19% year-to-date vs. the DJIA's (NYSEARCA:DIA) 3% loss.
- Oppenheimer technician Ari Wald isn't seeing a bottom though. He expects the Transports to break below 7,400 support (last night's close was 7,415), and with it the DJIA to slip to the 16K area (last night's close 17,252).
- Transport buys: JBLU, MATX, ALK, LUV, DAL, UAL
- Transport sells: CHRW, LSTR, JBHT, KSU, NSC, CAR, KEX, CSX
Dec. 7, 2015, 2:24 AM
- Shippers are protesting a new marine shipping safety rule they say will raise transport costs and cause delays at ports worldwide.
- The regulation, which kicks in next July in 171 countries, requires exporters to certify the weight of containers before they're loaded for transport.
- Carriers say accurate weights are needed because heavy containers frequently damage cargo and even cause vessels to capsize, but shippers in many countries say they are ill-equipped to weigh so many containers.
- Related tickers: SHIP, FREE, EGLE, GNK, SINO, DRYS, NM, SBLK, DCIX, BALT, PRGN, SFL, KEX, SB, SALT, DSX, GOGL, MATX, EURN, NNA
Oct. 28, 2015, 5:01 PM
- Kirby (NYSE:KEX): Q3 EPS of $1.04 beats by $0.01.
- Revenue of $532.65M (-21.8% Y/Y) misses by $7.23M.
Oct. 27, 2015, 5:35 PM
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Sep. 18, 2015, 1:11 PM
- The Baltic Dry Index rose 77 points, or +8.7%, overnight to 960, its biggest two-day gain in almost seven years amid speculation that Chinese iron ore purchasing is eroding the supply of vessels to collect the raw material from Brazil.
- The index rose 18% on Thursday and Friday, the most for two days since February 2009, and charter costs for capesize ships that take iron ore to China from Brazil rose by 16% to $14.59/ton.
- Overall capesize rates rose overnight by $2,782, or +23.4%, or to $14,658/day (+9.4% M/M); in the past two days, capsize rates are up $5,409, or +58.5%.
- "There’s a misunderstanding among investors that China isn’t buying iron ore... It is," says the managing director of Commodore Research. “China is still buying every single ton that global miners want to sell.”
- Related drybulk stocks include DRYS, GNK, PRGN, DSX, FREE, EGLE, NM, NMM, SBLK, KEX, SB, SINO, BALT, SHIP, DCIX.
Jul. 29, 2015, 5:04 PM
- Kirby (NYSE:KEX): Q2 EPS of $1.04 beats by $0.01.
- Revenue of $543.16M (-13.5% Y/Y) misses by $21.1M.
Jul. 16, 2015, 12:55 PM
- The Baltic Dry Index rose 6% overnight to 1,009, capping a 10th consecutive day of gains that has seen a 27% increase; the BDI is now at its highest level since early December, and up 98% since hitting an all-time low on Feb. 18.
- The gains were across the board in capesize, panamax and supramax rates: capesize +14% overnight to $12,693/day (+106% M/M), panamax +2.4% to $9,158/day (+49% M/M), supramax +2.7% to $8,603/day (+18.4% M/M).
- Related drybulk stocks include: DRYS, PRGN, DSX, FREE, EGLE, NM, NMM, SBLK, SALT, GOGL, KEX, SB, SINO, BALT, SHIP, DCIX
Apr. 29, 2015, 5:06 PM
- Kirby (NYSE:KEX): Q1 EPS of $1.09 beats by $0.01.
- Revenue of $587.7M (-0.3% Y/Y) misses by $22.85M.
Apr. 28, 2015, 5:35 PM
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Jan. 30, 2015, 2:58 PM
- The Baltic Dry Index falls another 3.8% and is now trading at its lowest levels since the 1980s, even as traded volumes of many commodities are reaching record levels.
- The dry-bulk market has been sunk by a perfect storm as new ships ordered after the financial crisis have hit the seas just as Chinese economic growth has slowed and commodity prices have turned lower.
- Earnings for a capesize vessel typically used to transport coal and iron ore have fallen to $6,707/day today, down ~50% Y/Y and hardly enough to cover daily operating expenses of $6K-$10K.
- As one analyst says, some of the share prices are starting to reflect almost a state of bankruptcy: Shares of Scorpio Bulkers (NYSE:SALT), for one, have plunged 85% in the past year, and Star Bulk Carriers (NASDAQ:SBLK) has shed 67% in the same period.
- Related tickers: FREE, EGLE, SB, DRYS, NM, SHIP, ESEA, PRGN, DCIX, GSL, NMM, DSX, DAC, KEX, ULTR, BALT, SINO.
Jan. 28, 2015, 5:03 PM
- Kirby (NYSE:KEX): Q4 EPS of $1.19 beats by $0.04.
- Revenue of $668.3M (+17.6% Y/Y) beats by $59.5M.
Jan. 27, 2015, 5:35 PM| Jan. 27, 2015, 5:35 PM | 4 Comments
Dec. 18, 2014, 11:59 AM
- Kirby Corp. (KEX -7%) sinks to 52-week lows after the barge operator cut its outlook for both Q4 and FY 2015, citing problems in its land-based diesel engine services market and weak demand related to falling oil prices.
- The reduction in revenue and profit in the land-based diesel engine services market, particularly in the manufacturing of new pressure pumping units, was the most significant factor in the change in Q4 expectations.
- FBR Capital lowers its stock target price to $100 from $145 but remains buyers, believing slower near-term growth already is reflected in the stock, and KEX has historically used these periods of dislocation to consolidate the market.
Kirby Corp is a domestic tank barge operator, transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, on the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three United States coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii.
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