The ShinesRooms.com Provides Stock Research onStanley Black & Decker Inc. and Kennametal Inc.
New York City, New York -- (April 03, 2013)
Industrial goods sector was one of the biggest casualties of economic meltdown. However, the sector is on the path to recovery as major companies like Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK) showed good results and are carrying out expansion activities. The company provided good returns to its investors. It is also expanding through acquisitions. On the other hand, Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) is lagging behind as the company struggles with weak demand. The company announced weak quarterly results.
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Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is on the growth path as the company recently completed the acquisition of Infastech. The new acquisition is expected to help the company in boosting its global footprints and getting access to emerging markets. Infastech is based out of Hong Kong and develops specialty engineered fastening solutions. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. is said to have paid $850 million in cash for this transaction. Our free research report onStanley Black & Decker Inc.can be downloaded upon registration at
The company’s stock appreciated 3.73 percent while its YTD gain stands at 10.78 percent. It also offers dividend yield of 2.46 percent, further boosting the returns. Its dividend yield is higher than sector average, making it a good stock for income investors. Its latest first quarter dividend was announced at 49 cents per share and the dividend payments are expected to be upped in the near future. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. also has strong stock repurchase program.
However, there has been negative indicator in the form of insider selling. Recently, the company’s CEO John F Lundgren sold 150,000 shares at $80 apiece. Generally, insider selling is considered a red flag. However, the company is well positioned to benefit from improving economic and growing housing demand.
Conversely, Kennametal Inc. develops and markets engineering tools and metal working solutions. The company is based out of Pennsylvania and is operational globally. Its stock suffered a setback this year as the company reported weak quarterly performance. Its second quarter net income declined 43 percent to $42.1 million. It had earned $73.7 million in net income for the corresponding quarter of the previous year. On a per share basis, the company’s net income stood at 52 cents per share. Kennametal attributed lower income to decline in domestic demand. Its revenue for the quarter stood at $633.1 million, down 1 percent.Kennametal Inc.free research is available today at
The company’s stock is likely to remain under pressure for some time as Kennametal Inc. provided restrained forecast. The company expects its annual earnings to stand in the range of $2.60 and $2.80 per share. Its earlier forecast was in the range of $3.40 and $3.70. The company’s stock lost 14.24 percent in the past 52 weeks and with the curtailed earnings guidance, the stock is expected to provide only moderate returns to investors. Due to restrained financial conditions, its dividend yield is also below industry average. While, the stock is expected to remain range bound in the short-term time period, it is likely to perform better in long-term as it benefits from the improvement in the general economy. With the correction in its price, the stock has good upside potential.
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