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Kadant (KAI) Company Profile

Updated Jun 19, 2020
Kadant has the following business profile:
Company's Full Name:Kadant Inc
Short Name:Kadant
Trading Ticker Symbol:KAI
Primary Exchange:NYSE
Headquarter City/Country:Massachusetts, MA
Primary Industry Sector:Technology
Seconday Sub-sector:Specialty Industrial Machinery
Main Business Areas: Technology, Industrial Machinery and Components, Industrials, Diversified Industrials
Dividend Payments:Dividend History
ETFs Holding:List of ETFs holding Kadant stock

Market and Trading Information for Kadant

The following details were available for trading and market data about the stock of Kadant as of writing:
Current Share Price:$98.22
Previous Year's Closing Price:$105.34
Percentage Price Change (YTD):-6.76%
Market Cap:$1.13 billion
52-week Price Range:$52.71 - $114.05
Dividend Per Share:$1.16
EPS (TTM):4.67
Price-Earnings (Trailing):21.04
Price-Earnings (Forward):20.25

Company Profile and Business Description for Kadant

Kadant Inc., incorporated on November 12, 1991, is a supplier of equipment and components used in process industries. In addition, the Company manufactures granules made from papermaking by-products. Its segments include Papermaking Systems and Wood Processing Systems. The Company has a customer base, which includes paper and oriented strand board (OSB) manufacturers.

Papermaking Systems Segment

Papermaking Systems segment is engaged in developing, manufacturing, and marketing equipment for the global papermaking and paper recycling industries. Its customer base includes global paper manufacturers. As of December 31, 2016, the Company manufactured its products in 10 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Its Papermaking Systems segment consists of product lines, including Stock-Preparation; Doctoring, Cleaning, & Filtration, and Fluid-Handling. It develops, manufactures, and markets complete custom-engineered systems and equipment, as well as standard individual components, for baling, pulping, de-inking, screening, cleaning, and refining primarily recycled fiber for preparation for entry into the paper machine, and recausticizing and evaporation equipment and systems used in the production of virgin pulp. Its stock-preparation products include Recycling and approach flow systems, Virgin pulping process equipment, and Balers and related equipment.

Recycling and approach flow systems include pulping, screening, cleaning, and de-inking systems that blend pulp mixtures and remove contaminants, such as ink, glue, metals, and other impurities, to prepare them for entry into the paper machine during the production of recycled paper. Virgin pulping process equipment includes pulp washing, evaporator, recausticizing, and condensate treatment systems used to remove lignin, concentrate and recycle process chemicals, and remove condensate gases. Balers and related equipment includes horizontal channel balers, vertical balers, conveyors, compactors, and bale wrapping machines used in the processing of recyclable and waste materials. The Company develops, manufactures, and markets a range of doctoring, cleaning, and filtration systems and related consumables that continuously clean rolls; doctor blades made of a range of materials to perform functions, including cleaning, creping, Web removal, flaking, and the application of coatings; profiling systems that control moisture, Web curl, and gloss during paper converting; and systems and equipment used to continuously clean paper machine fabrics and rolls, drain water from pulp mixtures, form the sheet or Web, and filter the process water for reuse. Its doctoring, cleaning, and filtration products include Doctor systems and holders, Profiling systems, Doctor blades, Shower and fabric-conditioning systems, Formation systems and Water-filtration systems.

The Company develops, manufactures and markets rotary joints, precision unions, steam and condensate systems, components, and controls used primarily in the dryer section of the papermaking process and during the production of corrugated packaging, metals, plastics, rubber, textiles, chemicals, and food. Its fluid-handling systems include Rotary joints, Syphons, Turbulator bars and Engineered steam and condensate systems.

Wood Processing Systems Segment

The Company, through Wood Processing Systems Segment, develops, manufactures and markets stranders and related equipment used in the production of OSB. It also supplies debarking and wood chipping equipment used in the forest products and the pulp and paper industries. Its wood-processing products and services include Stranders, Rotary Debarkers, Chippers and Repair. Its disc and ring stranders cut batch-fed logs into strands for OSB production and are used to manage strands in real time using its conveying and feeding equipment. Its rotary debarkers employ a combination of mechanical abrasion and log-to-log contact to remove bark from logs of all shapes and species. Its disc, drum, and veneer chippers are chipper systems for waste-wood and whole-log applications found in pulp woodrooms, chip plants, sawmill, and planer mill sites. Its Refurbishment and repair of pulping equipment is used in the pulp and paper industry. The Company produces and sells biodegradable, absorbent granules derived from papermaking by-products for use primarily as carriers for agricultural, home lawn and garden, and professional lawn, turf and ornamental applications, as well as for oil and grease absorption.

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ETFs Holding Kadant Stock

As of March 2020, the following exchange-traded funds (ETF) hold the Kadant stocks in their respective portfolios. Below is a random list of only 10 ETFs in no particular order that have Kadant stock holding. There are a total of 40 ETFs in records which are holding Kadant stock in their portfolio. See Full List.

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FIDUFidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETFThe Fidelity MSCI Industrials Index ETF tracks a market-cap-weighted index of stocks in the broad US industrials sector. ...Full Details0.08%343
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ITOTiShares Core S&P Total US Stock Market ETFThe iShares Core S&P Total U.S. Stock Market ETF tracks a market cap-weighted index of all common equities listed on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. ...Full Details0.03%3090
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IWViShares Russell 3000 ETFThe iShares Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum, including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.2%3002
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SCHBSchwab US Broad Market ETFThe Schwab U.S. Broad Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index of the largest 2,500 stocks in the US. ...Full Details0.03%2365
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VISVanguard Industrial ETFThe Vanguard Industrials ETF tracks a broad, market-cap-weighted index of US industrial stocks. ...Full Details0.1%350
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VTHRVanguard Russell 3000 ETFThe Vanguard Russell 3000 ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, covering the entire market-cap spectrum including micro-caps. ...Full Details0.15%1581
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VTIVanguard Total Stock Market ETFThe Vanguard Total Stock Market ETF tracks a cap-weighted index that measures the investable US equities market, encompassing the entire market-cap spectrum. ...Full Details ...Candlestick Patterns.0.04%1515
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CSAVictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Weighted ETFThe VictoryShares US Small Cap Volatility Wtd Index ETF tracks an index composed of 500 of the largest companies domiciled in the US that are no larger than 3 billion in market capitalization. These stocks are then weighted by inverse volatility. ...Full Details0.35%379
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CSFVictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted ETFThe VictoryShares US Discovery Enhanced Volatility Weighted Index ETF tracks an index of 500 US small-cap stocks, screened for positive earnings and weighted by volatility. The fund can hold up to 75% cash in market downturns. ...Full Details0.35%379
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EESWisdomTree US SmallCap Earnings ETFThe WisdomTree U.S. SmallCap Earnings Fund tracks an index of US small-cap stocks weighted by firms' earnings from core operations. The index is a small-cap subset of the WisdomTree Earnings Index. ...Full Details0.38%815
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See Full List of ETFs holding Kadant stock in their respective portfolios.

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▶ Dover (DOV): Dover Corporation, incorporated on April 22, 1947, is a diversified global manufacturer, delivering equipment and components, specialty systems, consumable supplies, software and digital solutions and support services. The Company operates ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Eaton (ETN): Eaton Corporation plc (Eaton), incorporated on May 10, 2012, is a power management company. The Company provides solutions that help its customers manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power. Its segments ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Graham (GHM): Graham Corporation, incorporated on March 7, 1983, designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the energy, defense and chemical/petrochemical industries. The Company designs and manufactures custom-engineered ejectors, vacuum pumping systems, ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Howmet Aerospace (HWM): Howmet Aerospace Inc. provides advanced engineered solutions for the aerospace and transportation industries. It offers jet engine components, aerospace fastening systems, and titanium structural parts for mission-critical performance and efficiency in aerospace and defense applications, as well as forged wheels for commercial transportation. ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

▶ Illinois Tool Works (ITW): Illinois Tool Works Inc., incorporated on June 19, 1961, is a manufacturer of a range of industrial products and equipment. The Company operates through seven segments: Automotive OEM; Food Equipment; ....See Detailed Company Profile,  Dividend History

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