Finder makes money from featured partners, but editorial opinions are our own. Advertiser Disclosure
How to buy Kennametal stock
Learn how to easily invest in Kennametal stock.
Kennametal is a tools & accessories business based in the US. Kennametal shares (KMT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Kennametal employs 8,700 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.
How to buy Kennametal stock
- Open a stock trading account. Use our comparison table or choose from our Top Picks.
- Confirm your payment details. Fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card and take advantage of any signup bonuses.
- Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – KMT. It's that simple.
- Trade stocks for $0 and no annual fee
- Start trading with a $0 minimum deposit
- Get up to $1,000 when you fund a new account within 30 days
- Easy to use platform with low fees
- Social trading allows you to copy popular portfolios
- FINDER EXCLUSIVE: Get $15 when you sign up and deposit $100
- Get free stock upon signup
- Earn 4% interest on uninvested cash with Robinhood Gold
- Get 1% match on contributions to a Robinhood IRA
Kennametal stock price (NYSE: KMT)Use our graph to track the performance of KMT stocks over time.
Kennametal shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$30.58|
|52-week range||$20.04 - $33.82|
|50-day moving average||$25.86|
|200-day moving average||$25.18|
|Wall St. target price||$25.25|
|Dividend yield||$0.8 (2.87%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.63|
Buy Kennametal stocks from these brokeragesCompare special offers, low fees and a wide range of types of investments among top trading platforms.
Information on this page is for educational purposes only. Finder is not an advisor or brokerage service, and we don't recommend investors to trade specific stocks or other investments.
Finder is not a client of any featured partner. We may be paid a fee for referring prospective clients to a partner, though it is not a recommendation to invest in any one partner.
Is it a good time to buy Kennametal stock?
The technical analysis gauge below displays real-time ratings for the timeframes you select. This is not a recommendation, however. It represents a technical analysis based on the most popular technical indicators: Moving Averages, Oscillators and Pivots. Finder might not concur and takes no responsibility.
This chart is not advice or a guarantee of success. Rather, it gauges the real-time recommendations of three popular technical indicators: moving averages, oscillators and pivots. Finder is not responsible for how your stock performs.
Kennametal price performance over time
|1 week (2023-01-27)||9.61%|
|1 month (2023-01-04)||22.12%|
|3 months (2022-11-03)||32.67%|
|6 months (2022-08-04)||16.01%|
|1 year (2022-02-04)||-9.34%|
|2 years (2021-02-04)||-13.13%|
|3 years (2020-02-04)||3.28%|
|5 years (2018-02-02)||46.68|
Is Kennametal stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Kennametal stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kennametal's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kennametal's P/E ratio
Kennametal's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Kennametal shares trade at around 17x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Kennametal's PEG ratio
Kennametal's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.56. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kennametal's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kennametal's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $359.2 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kennametal's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.23%|
|Gross profit TTM||$653.5 million|
|Return on assets TTM||5.55%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.92%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Kennametal share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 59.7% of net profits
Recently Kennametal has paid out, on average, around 59.7% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kennametal shareholders could enjoy a 2.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kennametal's case, that would currently equate to about $0.8 per share.
Kennametal's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Kennametal's most recent dividend payout was on 21 November 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 6 November 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Kennametal's shares ever split?
Kennametal's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 18 December 2007. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kennametal shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kennametal shares which in turn could have impacted Kennametal's share price.
Kennametal share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Kennametal's shares have ranged in value from as little as $20.0434 up to $33.8214. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kennametal's is 1.8926. This would suggest that Kennametal's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Kennametal Inc. engages in development and application of tungsten carbides, ceramics, and super-hard materials and solutions for use in metal cutting and extreme wear applications to enable customers work against corrosion and high temperatures conditions worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Metal Cutting and Infrastructure. It offers standard and custom products, including turning, milling, hole making, tooling systems, and services, as well as specialized wear components and metallurgical powders for manufacturers engaged in various industries, such as the manufacturers of transportation vehicles and components, machine tools, and light and heavy machinery; airframe and aerospace components; and energy-related components for the oil and gas industry, as well as power generation. The company also provides specified product design, selection, application, and support services; and standard and custom metal cutting solutions to aerospace, general engineering, energy, and transportation customers. In addition, it produces compacts, nozzles, frac seats, and custom components used in oil and gas, and petrochemical industries; rod blanks and abrasive water jet nozzles for general industries; earth cutting tools and systems used in underground mining, trenching and foundation drilling, and road milling; tungsten carbide powders for the oil and gas, aerospace, and process industries; and ceramics used by the packaging industry for metallization of films and papers. It provides its products under the Kennametal, WIDIA, WIDIA Hanita, and WIDIA GTD brands through its direct sales force; a network of independent and national distributors; integrated supplier channels; and through the Internet.
Kennametal in the news
Earnings Preview: Kennametal (KMT) Q2 Earnings Expected to Decline
Kennametal to Host Earnings Conference Call & Webcast on Second Quarter Fiscal 2023 Results
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Kennametal is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.867% of Kennametal shares are held by insiders and 107.497% by institutions. How many people work for Kennametal?
Latest data suggests 8,700 work at Kennametal. When does the fiscal year end for Kennametal?
Kennametal's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Kennametal based?
Kennametal's address is: 525 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15219 What is Kennametal's ISIN number?
Kennametal's international securities identification number is: US4891701009 What is Kennametal's CUSIP number?
Kennametal's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 489170100
More guides on Finder
How to buy Neuraxis (NRXS) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Neuraxis IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy TXO Energy (TXO) stock
Everything we know about the TXO Energy IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Brera (BREA) stock
Everything we know about the Brera IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to invest in the S&P 500
What you need to know about investing in the leading indicator for the overall US stock market.
How to buy IPO stock
Buying an IPO is as simple as buying any other stock, but not every trading platform offers IPO stocks.
How to buy Novo Integrated Sciences stock
Steps to owning and managing NVOS, with 24-hour and historical pricing before you buy.
How do ETFs work?
Your simple and straightforward guide to ETFs, how they work and the different types available.
What is stock lending?
Find out how stock lending works, the extra income you could potentially earn and the risks you should be aware of. Plus, compare stock trading platforms that offer stock lending.
How to buy SONDORS (SODR) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the SONDORS IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
How to buy Bullfrog AI Holdings (BFRG) stock when it goes public
Everything we know about the Bullfrog AI Holdings IPO, plus information on how to buy in.
Ask an Expert