NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kirby Corp (NYSE: KEX) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $62.75, above its previous 52-week high of $60 with 214,147 shares traded as of 10:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 449,300 shares over the past 30 days.

Kirby has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the services sector and transportation industry. Shares are up 33.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Kirby Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides marine transportation and diesel engine services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Marine Transportation and Diesel Engine Services. The company has a P/E ratio of 23.1, equal to the average transportation industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Kirby as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. You can view the full Kirby Ratings Report.

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