SOURCE: StockCall


August 06, 2012 08:30 ET

Equity Research on Kennametal Inc. and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. - Machine Tools and Accessories Mixed but Intent on Growth

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 6, 2012) - offers free research on Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK) from the Machine Tools & Accessories industry. Access these reports by clicking on the links below or by copy and pasting those to your address bar.

Machine tools and accessories seem to be a mixed bag at present as some are suffering at the hands of lower volumes while others have seen good growth. Companies with interests in diverse markets and geographies seem to have been better insulated against the ongoing volatility in global markets. is an online platform where investors doing their due diligence on the Machine Tools & Accessories industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Kennametal Inc. and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. To see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future, please visit the link below.

Earnings season is in full swing and a number of companies in the industry have begun reporting. Kennametal Inc. recently announced its fiscal fourth quarter and full year earnings report. For fiscal 2012, profit rose by 33.7 percent to $307.2 million with sales up by 13.8 percent for the full year. The company also provided an upbeat outlook for the coming year, expecting 7 to 10 percent total sales growth. Investors and shareholders of Kennametal Inc. can simply register for our complimentary reports by clicking on the link below.

Meanwhile, Stanley Black & Decker Inc. has recently reported a slew of announcements. The company saw second quarter earnings decline 22 percent and announced plans to institute $50 million of merger-related cost saving measures, principally job cuts. Most recently, Stanley Black & Decker announced an agreement to acquire Hong Kong-based Infastech for $850 million, a move which could enhance its revenue generation capacity. Register now to have free access to our report on Stanley Black & Decker Inc., and to do so please click the link below.

In coming quarter aerospace and automotive markets are expected to see strong growth as well as energy markets, industry players may further benefit from the recently passed federal highway bill in the U.S. 

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