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UPDATE: JP Morgan Lowers PT to $36 on Kennametal

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JP Morgan reiterated its Neutral rating on Kennametal (NYSE: KMT) and lowered its price target from $40 to $36.

JP Morgan said, "he company had an unusual quarter as YA distributors were stocking Widia products and destocked legacy brands, so comparables were tough. Pricing remains rational in the market place and management will not use pricing to liquidate inventories, which were higher than expected. In our view, demand may improve sequentially as we move through KMT's fiscal year but the comparables are very tough through FQ3 at least, making the 35%/65% split and the mid teen margins appear overly optimistic."

Kennametal closed at $36.91 on Tuesday.

Latest Ratings for KMT

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2015JefferiesMaintainsHold
Jan 2015KeyBancDowngradesBuyHold
Nov 2014Goldman SachsDowngradesNeutralSell

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