Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) – Analysts at Jefferies Financial Group issued their Q1 2020 EPS estimates for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a research note issued on Friday, November 8th. Jefferies Financial Group analyst S. Kahyaoglu expects that the technology company will post earnings per share of $1.10 for the quarter. Jefferies Financial Group also issued estimates for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s Q2 2020 earnings at $1.47 EPS, Q3 2020 earnings at $1.47 EPS and Q4 2020 earnings at $1.46 EPS.
Several other research analysts have also issued reports on WWD. Wood & Company reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a research report on Monday, August 26th. BidaskClub lowered Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 24th. ValuEngine lowered Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Barrington Research set a $119.00 price objective on Woodward, Inc.Common Stock and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 21st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $106.75.
Shares of NASDAQ:WWD traded up $1.15 during trading on Monday, hitting $113.60. The stock had a trading volume of 314,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 390,763. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a 12 month low of $68.40 and a 12 month high of $119.20. The company has a market capitalization of $6.88 billion, a PE ratio of 29.51, a PEG ratio of 1.57 and a beta of 1.30. The firm’s fifty day moving average is $107.77 and its 200 day moving average is $109.68. The company has a quick ratio of 1.19, a current ratio of 2.02 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Monday, November 18th will be given a dividend of $0.162 per share. This represents a $0.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 15th. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.88%.
In related news, Vice Chairman Robert F. Weber, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.13, for a total transaction of $1,061,300.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 36,553 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,879,369.89. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 30,000 shares of company stock valued at $3,209,000. 4.61% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC increased its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 281.7% in the 3rd quarter. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC now owns 271 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $29,000 after purchasing an additional 200 shares in the last quarter. Usca Ria LLC bought a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the 3rd quarter worth $34,000. Motco bought a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the 2nd quarter worth $39,000. Harel Insurance Investments & Financial Services Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the 3rd quarter worth $55,000. Finally, FNY Investment Advisers LLC bought a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the 2nd quarter worth $80,000. 74.14% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
About Woodward, Inc.Common Stock
Woodward, Inc designs, manufactures, and services control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aerospace segment offers fuel pumps, metering units, actuators, air valves, specialty valves, fuel nozzles, and thrust reverser actuation systems for turbine engines and nacelles; and flight deck controls, actuators, servo controls, motors, and sensors for aircraft that are used on commercial and private aircraft and rotorcraft, as well as on military fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, guided weapons, and other defense systems.
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