The stock of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 2.57% or $0.71 during the last trading session, hitting $28.31. About 1.56M shares traded hands or 51.46% up from the average. Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) has risen 23.88% since March 29, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.40% the S&P500.
The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $2.32 billion company. It was reported on Oct, 31 by Barchart.com. We have $44.45 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:KMT worth $1.32 billion more.
Analysts await Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) to report earnings on November, 1. They expect $0.15 earnings per share, up 7.14% or $0.01 from last year’s $0.14 per share. KMT’s profit will be $12.29M for 47.18 P/E if the $0.15 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.44 actual earnings per share reported by Kennametal Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -65.91% negative EPS growth.
Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) Ratings Coverage
Out of 8 analysts covering Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. Kennametal Inc. has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. Barrington Research maintained Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) on Thursday, December 17 with “Outperform” rating. The stock of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) earned “Underperform” rating by Bank of America on Wednesday, November 4. The stock of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, October 28 by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Seaport Global on Thursday, August 18 to “Neutral”. Stifel Nicolaus downgraded the shares of KMT in a report on Wednesday, May 4 to “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, October 31. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, October 2. The stock of Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, March 18 by Longbow. Longbow upgraded Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) on Thursday, February 4 to “Neutral” rating. The stock has “Neutral” rating given by Bank of America on Tuesday, August 11.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kennametal Inc. is a leading global supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. The company improves customers’ competitiveness by providing superior economic returns through the delivery of application knowledge and advanced technology to master the toughest of materials application demands. Companies producing everything from airframes to coal, from medical implants to oil wells and from turbochargers to motorcycle parts recognize Kennametal for extraordinary contributions to their value chains.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 1.21 in 2016 Q2. Its down 0.20, from 1.41 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 29 funds sold all Kennametal Inc. shares owned while 66 reduced positions. 28 funds bought stakes while 87 increased positions. They now own 77.21 million shares or 3.37% more from 74.69 million shares in 2016Q1.
Ladenburg Thalmann Fincl Service has invested 0% of its portfolio in Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT). Bank Of Hawaii reported 10,525 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Dean Capital Mgmt holds 30,557 shares or 0.93% of its portfolio. Strs Ohio, a Ohio-based fund reported 48,400 shares. Ameriprise Finance last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Retirement Of Alabama, a Alabama-based fund reported 102,796 shares. State Street Corp reported 2.54 million shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. New York State Teachers Retirement Sys accumulated 126,198 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Alliancebernstein L P holds 469,028 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Clearbridge Ltd Liability last reported 1,500 shares in the company. Virginia Retirement Sys Et Al accumulated 0.02% or 54,300 shares. The California-based Gemmer Asset Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT). Nomura Asset Mngmt Co has 0% invested in the company for 3,240 shares. Paloma Prns Company accumulated 69,459 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Geode Capital Management Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 519,135 shares in its portfolio.
Insider Transactions: Since June 10, 2016, the stock had 1 insider purchase, and 0 selling transactions for $12,460 net activity. On Friday, June 10 Harvey William J. bought $12,460 worth of the stock or 517 shares.
More news for Kennametal Inc. (NYSE:KMT) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “Kennametal Announces Fiscal 2017 First Quarter Results” on October 26, 2016. Nasdaq.com‘s article titled: “Kennametal Inc. Q1 Earnings Fall 23%” and published on October 26, 2016 is yet another important article.
KMT Company Profile
Kennametal Inc. (Kennametal), incorporated on June 25, 1943, is a supplier of tooling, engineered components and materials consumed in production processes. The Firm operates through two divisions: Industrial and Infrastructure. The Firm provides wear-resistant products, application engineering and services backed by material science serving clients across diverse sectors of industrial production, transportation, earthworks, energy, construction, process industries and aerospace. Kennametal solutions are built across technology platforms, including precision-engineered metalworking tools and components, surface technologies and earth cutting tools that are mission-critical to customer activities battling conditions associated with wear fatigue, corrosion and high temperatures.
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