4% Yield And Recent Insider Buying Should Mark Bottom For This Stock

| About: Kaydon Corporation (KDN)

Kaydon Corporation (KDN) has had a substantial selloff over the past several months. Part of the selloff was due to a special dividend of $10.50 and the rest of the pullback was due to concerns on demand, especially with wind energy customers. However the stock is offering a good entry point given its high yield, reasonable valuations and some recent insider buying.

"Kaydon Corporation engages in the design, manufacture, and sale of custom engineered, performance-critical products in the United States, Germany, and internationally." (Business description from Yahoo Finance).

Six reasons to pick up KDN at under $21 a share:

  1. The stock yields 3.9% and the company has increased its dividend payouts by a 10% annual clip over the past five years. The high dividend yield should put a floor under the stock.
  2. Two insiders bought over $250K in new shares at higher prices in May.
  3. The stock is selling near the bottom of its five year valuation range based on P/B, P/E, and P/CF.
  4. The stock sells for just over 11 times forward earnings, a discount to its five year average (19.3). KDN also have five year projected PEG of just over 1 (1.04) under its five year average (1.8).
  5. Only three analysts cover the stock. They have price targets ranging from $27 to $36 a share on the stock, all significantly above the current price of KDN.
  6. The stock looks like it trying to bottom here (See Chart)

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, but may initiate a long position in KDN over the next 72 hours.