Kennametal Inc. ( KMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 08, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.18 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 26, 2014. Shareholders who purchased KMT stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that KMT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $42.12, the dividend yield is 1.71%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KMT was $42.12, representing a -19.57% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.37 and a 8.43% increase over the 52 week low of $38.85.
KMT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Danaher Corporation ( DHR ) and Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ). KMT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $1.99. Zacks Investment Research reports KMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 22.32%, compared to an industry average of 9.3%.