Kennametal Inc. ( KMT ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 14, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.2 per share is scheduled to be paid on May 30, 2018. Shareholders who purchased KMT prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 12th quarter that KMT has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $40.04, the dividend yield is 2%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KMT was $40.04, representing a -23.76% decrease from the 52 week high of $52.52 and a 24.23% increase over the 52 week low of $32.23.
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 $1.89. Zacks Investment Research reports KMT's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as 70.77%, compared to an industry average of 24.8%.