Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN) was one of the hottest stocks as the company shares were 0.34% or 0.2 points higher from last closing price of $58.24, reaching at $58.44. Any clue why there is so much of action in the KAMN stock? The share price has risen in 3 of the last 5 days and is up 6.62% over the past week. It will be exciting to see whether the stock manages to continue increasing or take a minor break for the next few days. The move came on solid volume too with far more shares changing hands than in a normal session. Trading activity as of this writing strengthened by 29,200 shares, and in total 120000 shares valued at $7.013 million were seen changing hands compared with 90800 shares valued at $5.288 million recorded at the previous session. You should take into consideration that a greater volume on higher prices causes bullish signal for the market. It shows the sentiment is in an uptrend and more and more traders want to enter in the KAMN stock.
Kaman Corporation (KAMN) shares have notched a 3-month gain of about 6.62%, but has still advanced 4.19% year to date. By comparison, the stock sank -5.56% over the past 12 months, while it slipped -5.1% over the 1 month. The company’s market cap is around $1.62B, with its short interest ratio standing at 7.42%.
In the current trading session for KAMN, the stock witnessed two major price actions, it rose to a high of $59.16 and was down as much as $58.12 at one point. The high recorded is very low when compared to their 52-week high which is $51.34. The 52-week high is now at -22.16 distance from current price. Their recent low of $75.08 represents a 13.83% recovery. This data is quite important for investors who look to benefit from the recent rise of the company’s stock. The price target currently for KAMN is $56, this is below the recent high that the stock attained. Taking a look at the overall sentimental views of financial analysts, the trading pattern of this stock recently is very clear.
The stock of Kaman Corporation earned $1.92 per share in the trailing 12 months and has a P/E ratio of 30.44. You can compare it with that of similar companies in its industry to get a sense of whether the stock you’re looking to purchase is overvalued or undervalued. Its current price to earnings ratio is higher than the ones recorded by the industry which is 20.09 and higher compared to the sector’s average of 26.24. When the P/E ratio is low let’s say below 1.0, then the stock price is considered a good value. KAMN also has P/S multiple of 0.86. This is smaller versus the 12 month P/S ratios of other companies in the same indutry. The peer average price to sales ratio is 3.07x.
The company recorded an interesting insider purchase transaction by the CEO on Nov 06, 2018. A Securities and Exchanges Commission filings show that Neal J. Keating bought a total of 4,000 KAMN shares that day for a sum of around $236,160. Kaman Corporation (KAMN) insiders have acquired no shares in the stock within the past three months. In total, individual insiders traded 118 shares in the business, which makes up 0.222% of 53,170 shares that were traded over a year. In the past 12 months, insiders have purchased 26,399 shares while the seller parted with 26,771 shares.
KAMN‘s last price was down -5.94% as compared to the average trading price of 50 days recorded at $62.13 while enlarging the period to 200 trading days, the average closing price was $59.29. At present, there are 27.77 million in the total number of common shares owned by the public and among those 27.34 million shares have been available to trade. The percentage of shares being held by the company management was 0.8% while institutions stake was 93.3%. The company has generated positive returns on equity over the last 12 months (8.5%). It managed to keep its gross profit margin at 29.3% over the past 12 months.
When assessing the full upside of the KAMN stock, there is another set of technicals that should be looked into and considered. Its -0.09% decline from moving average of $58.49 has brought about a negative sentiment when calculated over the last 20 days. The market has allocated a beta of 0.63 to the stock. With the beta been less than one, this implies that the company shares are theoretically less volatile than the market, something that the traders definitely are keeping an eye on.
Most of the analysts surveyed by Thomson/First Call think quite highly of Kaman Corporation — 0 analysts rate the stock as a buy with another 0 rating it strong buy. There are 0 analysts who maintain a hold rating for the stock, with 1 giving it a sell rating. Analysts arrived at a 12-month price target of $56.86 on shares of Kaman Corporation (NYSE:KAMN), which corresponds to 2.70% downside potential than its current market price of $58.44 and implies potential despite the recent advance in the price. However, their current target price has fallen from $60.93 a month ago and is down handily from the consensus target of $60.93 a quarter ago.
In the last five years, the EPS of the company has been roughly -2.5%. Though the percentage looks disappointing, extra tailwinds are emerging as looking out over a next 5-year period, with analysts estimating that their earnings will increase annually by 10%. The revenue of the company has risen at an average annualized rate of about 2.5 over the last five years. The company recently recorded an increase of 5.7%, but this figure is rather unattractive.
Let’s briefly check the hedge fund interest towards KAMN stock. Geode Capital Management LLC added position in the company after it grew 7.2% or 290,300 shares of its common stock. The hedge fund now owns 311,202 shares worth $18,186,645, SEC documents show. Norges Bank shored up assets in the stock as 130222 shares have been purchased, increasing its stake by 50% to 195,333 shares which are currently valued at $11,415,261. In addition, Resources Management Corp CT ADV recently reported that it now owns 3,237 shares making a total of $189,170 based on the recent price. This refelects a change of -46.6% in their ownership.