NYSE:KAI - Kadant Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $87.24 -1.55 (-1.75 %) (As of 05/19/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$87.24Today's Range$87.21 - $89.0252-Week Range$76.44 - $111.85Volume81,394 shsAverage Volume84,849 shsMarket Capitalization$974.47 millionP/E Ratio15.86Dividend Yield1.05%Beta1.11 ProfileAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email Kadant Inc. supplies equipment and critical components used in papermaking, paper recycling, recycling and waste management, and other process industries worldwide. The company operates in two segments, Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. The Papermaking Systems segment develops, manufactures, and markets custom-engineered stock-preparation systems and equipment for the preparation of wastepaper for conversion into recycled paper and balers, as well as related equipment used in the processing of recyclable and waste materials; and fluid-handling systems and equipment used in industrial piping systems to compensate for movement, as well as to transfer fluid, power, and data. This segment also offers doctoring systems and equipment, and related consumables to enhance the operation of paper machines and other industrial processes; and filtration and cleaning systems for draining, purifying, and recycling process water, as well as cleaning fabrics, belts, and rolls in various process industries. The Wood Processing Systems segment develops, manufactures, markets, and supplies debarkers, stranders, chippers, logging machinery, and related equipment used in the harvesting and production of lumber and oriented strand board, an engineered wood panel product used primarily in home construction. This segment also provides pulping equipment refurbishment and repair services for the pulp and paper industry. The company also manufactures and sells granules for use in turf and ornamental applications, and oil and grease absorption, as well as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn applications; and provides material handling equipment and systems to various process industries. The company was formerly known as Thermo Fibertek Inc. and changed its name to Kadant Inc. in July 2001. Kadant Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Westford, Massachusetts. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Special industry machinery, except metalworking machinery Sub-IndustryIndustrial Machinery SectorIndustrial Products Current SymbolNYSE:KAI Previous Symbol CUSIP48282T10 CIK886346 Webwww.kadant.com Phone978-776-2000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.94 Current Ratio2.07 Quick Ratio1.35Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio15.86 Forward P/E Ratio16.43 P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$633.79 million Price / Sales1.54 Cash Flow$7.6192 per share Price / Cash Flow11.45 Book Value$34.19 per share Price / Book2.55Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$60.41 million Net Margins9.22% Return on Equity17.26% Return on Assets7.94%Miscellaneous Employees2,500 Outstanding Shares11,170,000Market Cap$974.47 million Next Earnings Date7/29/2019 (Estimated) OptionableOptionable Kadant (NYSE:KAI) Frequently Asked Questions What is Kadant's stock symbol? Kadant trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KAI." How often does Kadant pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kadant? Kadant announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, July 11th will be paid a dividend of $0.23 per share on Thursday, August 8th. This represents a $0.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.05%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 10th. View Kadant's Dividend History. How will Kadant's stock buyback program work? Kadant announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Sunday, June 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $20,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 2.7% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are typically an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued. How were Kadant's earnings last quarter? Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April, 29th. The industrial products company reported $1.24 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.13 by $0.11. The industrial products company had revenue of $171.30 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $164.37 million. Kadant had a return on equity of 17.26% and a net margin of 9.22%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 14.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.07 earnings per share. View Kadant's Earnings History. When is Kadant's next earnings date? Kadant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, July 29th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Kadant. What guidance has Kadant issued on next quarter's earnings? Kadant updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 29th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $5.20-5.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $5.38. The company issued revenue guidance of $700-710 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $708.73 million.Kadant also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $5.20-5.35 EPS. What price target have analysts set for KAI? 3 brokerages have issued 12-month price objectives for Kadant's stock. Their forecasts range from $97.09 to $110.00. On average, they anticipate Kadant's share price to reach $103.5450 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.7% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Kadant. What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kadant? 3 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kadant in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Kadant. What are Wall Street analysts saying about Kadant stock? Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Kadant stock: 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Kadant Inc. is a leading supplier of a range of products and systems for the global papermaking and paper-recycling industries, including de-inking systems, stock-preparation equipment, water-management systems, and papermaking accessories. Through its majority-owned Thermo Fibergen subsidiary, the company also develops and commercializes composite building materials produced from natural fiber and recycled plastic. Kadant is a public subsidiary of Thermo Electron Corporation.(Press Release) " (5/15/2019) 2. Barrington Research analysts commented, "We are reiterating our OUTPERFORM investment rating based on the company’s strong parts and consumables revenue mix, which provides economic insulation; solid free cash flow generation, which was further strengthened through this acquisition; and sound capital allocation practices, evident by its adjusted ROIC and shareholder returns." (1/28/2019) Has Kadant been receiving favorable news coverage? News headlines about KAI stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Kadant earned a media sentiment score of 1.9 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the industrial products company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company's share price in the near term. Who are some of Kadant's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Kadant include Graphic Packaging (GPK), DuluxGroup (DLX), Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KWHIY), Tetra Tech (TTEK), John Bean Technologies (JBT), Timken (TKR), IHI CORP/ADR (IHICY), Travis Perkins (TPK), RBC Bearings (ROLL), Silgan (SLGN), Regal Beloit (RBC), GrafTech International (EAF), Stella-Jones (SJ), Colfax (CFX) and UniFirst (UNF). What other stocks do shareholders of Kadant own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kadant investors own include Netflix (NFLX), Pfizer (PFE), Carbonite (CARB), Extreme Networks (EXTR), Micron Technology (MU), Splunk (SPLK), Tractor Supply (TSCO), Ensco (ESV), The Coca-Cola (KO) and Adamis Pharmaceuticals (ADMP). Who are Kadant's key executives? Kadant's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Jonathan W. Painter, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 60)Mr. Jeffrey L. Powell, Pres (Age 60)Mr. Michael J. McKenney, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 57)Mr. Eric T. Langevin, Exec. VP & COO (Age 56)Ms. Stacy D. Krause, VP, Gen. Counsel & Sec. (Age 42) Who are Kadant's major shareholders? Kadant's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Wasatch Advisors Inc. (10.06%), BlackRock Inc. (7.13%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (6.54%), Handelsbanken Fonder AB (5.44%), Royce & Associates LP (5.27%) and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (4.90%). Company insiders that own Kadant stock include Eric T Langevin, Jeffrey L Powell, John M Albertine, Jonathan W Painter, Michael J Mckenney, Sandra L Lambert, Thomas C Leonard and William P Tully. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kadant. Which major investors are selling Kadant stock? KAI stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Handelsbanken Fonder AB, JPMorgan Chase & Co., William Blair Investment Management LLC, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Marshall Wace LLP, AlphaOne Investment Services LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC and Opus Capital Group LLC. Company insiders that have sold Kadant company stock in the last year include John M Albertine, Michael J Mckenney, Thomas C Leonard and William P Tully. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kadant. Which major investors are buying Kadant stock? KAI stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Neuberger Berman Group LLC, Wasatch Advisors Inc., Pictet Asset Management Ltd., Loomis Sayles & Co. L P, Macquarie Group Ltd., Oxford Asset Management LLP, Royce & Associates LP and RMB Capital Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kadant. How do I buy shares of Kadant? Shares of KAI can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab. What is Kadant's stock price today? One share of KAI stock can currently be purchased for approximately $87.24. How big of a company is Kadant? Kadant has a market capitalization of $974.47 million and generates $633.79 million in revenue each year. Kadant employs 2,500 workers across the globe. What is Kadant's official website? The official website for Kadant is http://www.kadant.com. How can I contact Kadant? Kadant's mailing address is ONE TECHNOLOGY PARK DRIVE, WESTFORD MA, 01886. The industrial products company can be reached via phone at 978-776-2000 or via email at [email protected] MarketBeat Community Rating for Kadant (NYSE KAI)Community Ranking: 2.2 out of 5 ( )Outperform Votes: 209 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 270 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 479MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kadant and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KAI will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KAI will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days. 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