Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) stock fell -2.00% on Monday to $23.56 against a previous-day closing price of $24.04. With 0.67 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 0.67 million shares. During the session, the Tools & Accessories company that operates in wider Industrials sector, reached to the highest price of $23.96 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $23.48. The 52-week range on KMT shows that it touched its highest point at $30.60 and its lowest point at $22.08 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $26.14. With its current market cap of 1.88 billion, KMT has annualized dividend of $0.80 while the current yield stands at 3.40%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.83.
Price Performance and Earnings:
Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of KMT was up-trending over the past week, with a rise of 4.34%, but this was up by 1.68% over a month. Three-month performance dropped to -9.66% while six-month performance fell -11.13%. The stock lost -9.00% in the past year, while it has lost -2.08% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for KMT yields 1.48 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.92. For the next quarter, that number is 0.27. This implies an EPS growth rate of 15.27% for this year and 9.50% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 4.00% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of -9.66%.
Float and Shares Shorts:
At present, 79.83 million KMT shares are outstanding with a float of 75.86 million shares on hand for trading. On Oct 30, 2023, short shares totaled 5.11 million, which was 6.41% higher than short shares on Sep 28, 2023. In addition to Mr. Christopher Rossi as the firm’s President, CEO & Director, Mr. Patrick S. Watson serves as its VP of Finance & CFO.
Through their ownership of 109.39% of KMT’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.
Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for KMT since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With KMT analysts setting a high price target of $35.00 and a low target of $20.00, the average target price over the next 12 months is $26.14. Based on these targets, KMT could surge 48.56% to reach the target high and fall by -15.11% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 10.95% from current levels.
Summary of Insider Activity:
Insiders traded KMT stock several times over the past three months with 2 Buys and 2 Sells. In these transactions, 1,580 shares were bought while 12,646 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 47 while that of sell transactions has risen to 23 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 249,712 while 98,583 shares were sold.