Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAI) VP Thomas Andrew Blanchard Sells 175 Shares

Kadant Inc. (NYSE:KAIGet Free Report) VP Thomas Andrew Blanchard sold 175 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $220.50, for a total value of $38,587.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 1,126 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $248,283. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Kadant Stock Down 0.1 %

Shares of Kadant stock traded down $0.26 on Tuesday, reaching $220.70. 53,984 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 58,098. The company has a market cap of $2.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 23.24 and a beta of 1.22. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $215.92 and its 200-day moving average price is $207.16. Kadant Inc. has a 1-year low of $154.19 and a 1-year high of $229.90. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.22, a current ratio of 2.04 and a quick ratio of 1.22.

Kadant (NYSE:KAIGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The industrial products company reported $2.54 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.12 by $0.42. Kadant had a return on equity of 16.98% and a net margin of 11.96%. The firm had revenue of $245.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231.14 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $2.24 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities analysts forecast that Kadant Inc. will post 9.27 EPS for the current year.

Kadant Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, October 12th will be paid a $0.29 dividend. This represents a $1.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.53%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, October 11th. Kadant’s dividend payout ratio is currently 12.18%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several equities research analysts recently issued reports on the company. StockNews.com began coverage on Kadant in a report on Thursday, August 17th. They issued a “buy” rating on the stock. William Blair reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Kadant in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Barrington Research reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $243.00 target price on shares of Kadant in a research report on Friday, July 28th.

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Institutional Trading of Kadant

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Dark Forest Capital Management LP raised its stake in Kadant by 70.4% during the 1st quarter. Dark Forest Capital Management LP now owns 138 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $29,000 after acquiring an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Lazard Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Kadant during the fourth quarter worth $33,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC grew its position in Kadant by 62.2% in the 1st quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC now owns 318 shares of the industrial products company’s stock valued at $66,000 after buying an additional 122 shares during the last quarter. Asset Management One Co. Ltd. acquired a new stake in shares of Kadant in the 1st quarter worth $101,000. Finally, Citigroup Inc. raised its holdings in Kadant by 63.1% during the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 734 shares of the industrial products company’s stock worth $153,000 after purchasing an additional 284 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 96.13% of the company’s stock.

About Kadant

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Kadant Inc supplies technologies and engineered systems worldwide. It operates through three segments: Flow Control, Industrial Processing, and Material Handling. The Flow Control segment develops, manufactures, and markets fluid-handling systems and equipment, such as rotary joints, syphons, turbulator bars, expansion joints, and engineered steam and condensate systems; and doctoring, cleaning, and filtration systems and related consumables, consisting of doctor systems and holders, doctor blades, shower and fabric-conditioning systems, formation systems, and water-filtration systems.

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