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UPDATE: Barrington Research Upgrades Kennametal to Outperform on Organic Order Trends

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Barrington Research raised its rating on Kennametal (NYSE: KMT) from Market Perform to Outperform and moved its price target to $42 per share.

Barrington Research noted, "Our investment thesis has changed following the October organic orders, which improved slightly from September. October organic orders declined 6%, which was a modest improvement from the decline of 7% in September. KMT commented that a negative impact from Hurricane Sandy may have been a slight negative during October. … Continued sequential order improvement could result in Q2/13 sales and EPS upside. In our view, KMT is a high quality company that has improved its cost structure and return characteristics."

Kennametal closed at $35.39 on Tuesday.

Latest Ratings for KMT

DateFirmActionFromTo
Feb 2016Longbow ResearchUpgradesUnderperformNeutral
Feb 2016Bank of AmericaUpgradesNeutral
Jan 2016JefferiesMaintainsBuy

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