Kadant Inc (KAI) established a new 52-week low yesterday, and could be a company to watch at the open. After opening at $35.46, Kadant Inc dropped to $34.27 for a new 52-week low. By the closing bell, the company's stock was at $34.61 a share for a loss of 3.62%.
Falling to a new 52-week low is never fun for company's shareholder, but, depending on who you ask, it can be either a buy or a sell signal. Someone bearish on the stock might see it reaching its lowest price in a year as a sign of growing downward momentum and make sure they sell their shares. Bulls, though, are more likely to see a new 52-week low as the stock hitting its low point and anticipate a bounce in the share price.
However one plays it, it's often a critical moment for any stock and should be noted by investors.
Kadant Inc saw 18,154 shares of its stock trade hands, that's out of 10.78 million shares outstand. The stock has an average daily volume of 54,840 shares. After hitting a new 52-week low, Kadant Inc enters the new trading day with a market cap of 373.09 million, a 50-day SMA of $40.40 and a 200-day SMA of $44.18
Kadant Inc now has a P/E ratio of 12.1.
For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Kadant Inc, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for KAI. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.
Kadant Inc develops, manufactures, and markets equipment and products for the papermaking, paper recycling and other process industries. It also designs and manufactures stranders and related equipment used in the production of oriented strand board.
Kadant Inc has 1,800 employees, is led by CEO Jonathan W. Painter, and makes its home in Westford, MA.
Kadant Inc is also a component of the Russell 2000 Index, which is generally viewed as the most reliable indicator of the health of the broader small-cap market. Using a rules-based methodology, it creates a simple, unbiased view of how America's stable of smaller publicly traded companies are performing in the stock markets.
The index consists of the 2,000 smallest companies of the 3,000 largest publicly-traded companies in the country as judged by market cap. It's constructed by Russell Investments, which also builds and maintains the Russell 3000 (an index consisting of all 3,000 biggest companies by market cap) and the large-cap Russell 1000 (which has the 1,000 largest companies from the Russell 3000).
All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 4:30PM ET.