Kennametal Inc. ( KMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on August 31, 2017. Shareholders who purchased KMT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 9th quarter that KMT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $34.51, the dividend yield is 2.32%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KMT was $34.51, representing a -19.91% decrease from the 52 week high of $43.09 and a 32.22% increase over the 52 week low of $26.10.
KMT is a part of the Capital Goods sector, which includes companies such as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc ( TMO ) and ASML Holding N.V. ( ASML ). KMT's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.6. Zacks Investment Research reports KMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 44.57%, compared to an industry average of 11%.