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August 25, 2011 08:45 ET

Research on Kennametal Inc. and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. - Toolmakers Hit by Raw Material Costs and Economic Slowdown

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 25, 2011) - www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the Machine Tools & Accessories industry and has completed analytical research on Kennametal Inc. (NYSE: KMT) and Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (NYSE: SWK). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches.

Tool manufacturers have made significant strides since the recession, but rising raw materials costs and another slowdown in the economic recovery threaten to undo some of these gains. Fears of a double dip in the recession have already led some companies to slowdown orders, ease spending and cut jobs. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the Machine Tools & Accessories industry.

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Raw material costs rose faster than prices in many cases in the first half of 2011. The gap has been narrowing recently though and companies like Kennametal Inc. expect them to be more in balance by the first quarter of 2012. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Kennametal Inc. at www.stockcall.com/KMT250811.pdf.

Some toolmakers are growing into new markets and are eyeing more international exposure. Stanley Black & Decker Inc. recently acquired 37 million shares in Sweden-based Niscayah. The move should help SB&D establish a greater presence in Europe and the Nordic Region. Investors can register for free to access the research reports on Stanley Black & Decker Inc. at www.stockcall.com/SWK250811.pdf.

Overall, 2011 has been a good year for toolmakers but the industrial sector is already appearing to stagnate over concerns of a sustained economic slowdown. The effect of raw material costs on margins is easing and acquisition efforts are providing stability though. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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