Woodward Company Profile (NASDAQ:WWD)

About Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)

Woodward logoWoodward, Inc. is an independent designer, manufacturer and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions. The Company designs, produces and services energy control products for various applications. The Company's segments include Aerospace and Industrial. The Company's Aerospace segment designs, manufactures and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion control. The Company's Industrial segment designs, produces and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, electricity, motion and combustion. The Company has production and assembly facilities in the United States, Europe and Asia and South America, and promotes its products and services throughout the world. The Company offers solutions for the aerospace, industrial and energy markets. The Company focuses primarily on serving original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and equipment packagers.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Computer and Technology
  • Industry: Aerospace/Defense Products & Services
  • Sub-Industry: Industrial Machinery
  • Symbol: NASDAQ:WWD
  • CUSIP: 98074510
  • Web: www.woodward.com
  • Market Cap: $4.17 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 61,272,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $67.69
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $68.48
  • 52 Week Range: $53.18 - $72.28
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 21.73
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 19.01
  • P/E Growth: 1.70
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $2.04 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.04
  • Book Value: $20.48 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.32
  • Annual Dividend: $0.44
  • Dividend Yield: 0.8%
  • EBIDTA: $328.36 million
  • Net Margins: 9.97%
  • Return on Equity: 17.11%
  • Return on Assets: 7.73%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.47%
  • Current Ratio: 2.12%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.94%
  • Average Volume: 293,890 shs.
  • Beta: 1.21
  • Short Ratio: 4.71

Frequently Asked Questions for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)

What is Woodward's stock symbol?

Woodward trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WWD."

How often does Woodward pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Woodward?

Woodward declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, April 25th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.125 per share on Monday, June 5th. This represents a $0.50 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.73%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, May 18th. View Woodward's Dividend History.

How will Woodward's stock buyback program work?

Woodward declared that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to purchase up to 11.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often a sign that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Woodward's earnings last quarter?

Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April, 19th. The company reported $0.60 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.06. The business earned $500.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $498.56 million. Woodward had a net margin of 9.97% and a return on equity of 17.11%. The firm's quarterly revenue was up 4.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.65 EPS. View Woodward's Earnings History.

When will Woodward make its next earnings announcement?

Woodward is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July, 18th 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Woodward.

What guidance has Woodward issued on next quarter's earnings?

Woodward issued an update on its FY17 earnings guidance on Wednesday, April, 19th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $2.95-3.25 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.20.

Where is Woodward's stock going? Where will Woodward's stock price be in 2017?

6 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Woodward's shares. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $82.00. On average, they anticipate Woodward's stock price to reach $69.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Woodward.

Who are some of Woodward's key competitors?

Who owns Woodward stock?

Woodward's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.16%), Vanguard Group Inc. (7.47%), State Street Corp (2.85%), Royce & Associates LP (2.67%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.29%) and Eagle Asset Management Inc. (1.55%). Company insiders that own Woodward stock include Chad Robert Preiss, Christopher Fawzy, Gregg C Sengstack, James D Rudolph, James R Rulseh, John A Halbrook, John D Cohn, Larry E Rittenberg, Martin Val Glass, Mary L Petrovich, Paul Donovan, Robert F Weber Jr, Ronald M Sega and Thomas A Gendron. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Woodward.

Who sold Woodward stock? Who is selling Woodward stock?

Woodward's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings LLC., Royce & Associates LP, Westwood Holdings Group Inc., Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Hermes Investment Management Ltd. and Lazard Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Woodward stock in the last year include Chad Robert Preiss, Christopher Fawzy, James R Rulseh, John A Halbrook, John D Cohn, Larry E Rittenberg, Martin Val Glass, Mary L Petrovich, Robert F Weber Jr and Thomas A Gendron. View Insider Buying and Selling for Woodward.

Who bought Woodward stock? Who is buying Woodward stock?

Woodward's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, American Century Companies Inc., Bank of America Corp DE, LaFleur & Godfrey LLC and Legato Capital Management LLC. Company insiders that have bought Woodward stock in the last two years include Christopher Fawzy, Gregg C Sengstack, Mary L Petrovich, Paul Donovan and Ronald M Sega. View Insider Buying and Selling for Woodward.

How do I buy Woodward stock?

Shares of Woodward can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Woodward stock cost?

One share of Woodward stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.06.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 4 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.33)
Consensus Price Target: $69.00 (1.38% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
4/21/2017Cowen and CompanyReiterated RatingMarket Perform$58.00 -> $62.00LowView Rating Details
4/13/2017StephensInitiated CoverageOverweight$82.00LowView Rating Details
1/19/2017SunTrust Banks, Inc.Initiated CoverageHold$69.00N/AView Rating Details
11/18/2016Jefferies Group LLCReiterated RatingHold$59.00 -> $62.00N/AView Rating Details
9/16/2016Barrington ResearchInitiated CoverageMarket PerformN/AView Rating Details
7/15/2016Maxim GroupBoost Price TargetBuy$60.00 -> $70.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/25/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Earnings by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Earnings History by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
4/19/2017Q2 2017$0.66$0.60$498.56 million$500.40 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2017Q117$0.50$0.73$450.95 million$443.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2016Q416$0.92$0.99$571.55 million$590.92 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2016Q316$0.76$0.81$521.70 million$508.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/19/2016Q216$0.66$0.65$497.27 million$479.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/19/2016Q1$0.51$0.56$458.00 million$445.11 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/9/2015Q415$0.75$0.77$540.48 million$562.60 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/20/2015Q315$0.71$0.66$538.35 million$494.42 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/20/2015Q215$0.64$0.66$508.08 million$493.20 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/20/2015Q115$0.46$0.66$446.90 million$487.65 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/10/2014Q4$0.78$0.77$598.23 million$565.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/21/2014Q314$0.60$0.69$507.20 million$524.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/22/2014Q214$0.50$0.66$481.86 million$482.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/21/2014Q114$0.42$0.34$431.76 million$429.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/12/2013Q413$0.70$0.76$548.67 million$558.40 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
7/25/2013Q3 2013$0.56$0.34$494.55 million$483.80 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
4/22/2013Q2 2013$0.61$0.61$503.60 million$485.50 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
1/22/2013Q1 2013$0.45$0.39$434.58 million$408.30 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/13/2012Q412$0.58$0.66$528.19 million$528.70 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
7/23/2012$0.40$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
4/23/2012$0.55$0.55ViewN/AView Earnings Details
1/23/2012$0.45$0.40ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2011$0.55$0.60ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.12 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.58 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Next Dividend:6/5/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.44
Dividend Yield:0.65%
Payout Ratio:13.84% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
14.10% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
12.29% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)

Dividend History by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 5.93%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 73.30%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/17/2017Robert F Weber JrCFOSell7,500$66.49$498,675.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2017Mary L PetrovichDirectorBuy7,300$68.35$498,955.00View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017John A HalbrookDirectorSell8,200$71.05$582,610.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2017Martin Val GlassInsiderSell26,000$71.94$1,870,440.00View SEC Filing  
2/27/2017John D CohnDirectorSell5,700$70.75$403,275.00View SEC Filing  
2/16/2017James R RulsehDirectorSell3,500$70.14$245,490.00View SEC Filing  
1/30/2017Thomas A GendronInsiderSell45,000$69.40$3,123,000.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2017Christopher FawzyVPSell10,400$69.50$722,800.00View SEC Filing  
11/28/2016Robert F Weber JrCFOSell1,692$67.55$114,294.60View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Larry E RittenbergDirectorSell5,700$67.18$382,926.00View SEC Filing  
11/18/2016Robert F Weber JrCFOSell17,308$66.79$1,156,001.32View SEC Filing  
11/17/2016Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell7,000$67.44$472,080.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2016Christopher FawzyVPSell6,000$59.30$355,800.00View SEC Filing  
7/28/2016Mary L PetrovichDirectorSell8,200$58.54$480,028.00View SEC Filing  
5/2/2016Thomas A GendronCEOSell74,000$54.45$4,029,300.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2016James D RudolphInsiderSell16,500$54.93$906,345.00View SEC Filing  
4/27/2016Thomas A GendronCEOSell70,000$55.00$3,850,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/26/2016Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell14,500$54.85$795,325.00View SEC Filing  
3/1/2016Thomas A GendronCEOSell30,000$48.00$1,440,000.00View SEC Filing  
2/29/2016Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell7,200$47.14$339,408.00View SEC Filing  
2/26/2016Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell7,300$47.27$345,071.00View SEC Filing  
2/4/2016Paul DonovanDirectorBuy2,600$44.59$115,934.00View SEC Filing  
1/29/2016Christopher FawzyVPBuy2,100$46.03$96,663.00View SEC Filing  
1/26/2016Ronald M SegaDirectorBuy1,000$46.03$46,030.00View SEC Filing  
1/15/2016John A. HalbrookDirectorSell7,850$44.94$352,779.00View SEC Filing  
7/30/2015Gregg C SengstackDirectorBuy12,000$48.26$579,120.00View SEC Filing  
6/2/2015Mary L PetrovichDirectorSell8,962$52.00$466,024.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell35,000$52.05$1,821,750.00View SEC Filing  
5/27/2015Paul DonovanDirectorBuy2,508$52.05$130,541.40View SEC Filing  
1/15/2015John A HalbrookDirectorSell7,746$42.27$327,423.42View SEC Filing  
11/14/2014Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell16,000$51.00$816,000.00View SEC Filing  
4/30/2014Larry RittenbergDirectorSell2,000$44.37$88,740.00View SEC Filing  
4/28/2014James RulsehDirectorSell7,600$44.11$335,236.00View SEC Filing  
2/20/2014Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell16,000$43.35$693,600.00View SEC Filing  
1/31/2014Paul DonovanDirectorBuy1,129$42.80$48,321.20View SEC Filing  
12/3/2013Christopher FawzyVPSell1,800$42.56$76,608.00View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Chad Robert PreissInsiderSell16,000$42.20$675,200.00View SEC Filing  
8/15/2013Gregg SengstackDirectorBuy2,500$40.97$102,425.00View SEC Filing  
8/14/2013Paul DonovanDirectorBuy1,000$41.94$41,940.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013James RulsehDirectorSell9,500$42.21$400,995.00View SEC Filing  
8/2/2013James RudolphInsiderSell9,000$42.30$380,700.00View SEC Filing  
6/5/2013Paul DonovanDirectorBuy7,370$39.53$291,336.10View SEC Filing  
6/3/2013Martin Val GlassInsiderSell27,000$39.30$1,061,100.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013John A HalbrookDirectorSell3,805$38.18$145,274.90View SEC Filing  
2/26/2013Paul DonovanDirectorBuy2,500$36.77$91,925.00View SEC Filing  
9/6/2012Paul DonovanDirectorBuy2,000$36.21$72,420.00View SEC Filing  
9/5/2012John A HalbrookDirectorSell2,000$35.06$70,120.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


Headline Trends for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
Latest Headlines for Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD)
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks: Analysts Anticipate Woodward Inc (WWD) Will Announce Earnings of $0.77 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 24 at 8:08 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward, Inc. : WWD-US: Dividend Analysis : May 22nd, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : May 23, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 23 at 8:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Woodward Inc (WWD) CFO Sells 7,500 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 17 at 7:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Woodward, Inc. : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 7:51 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 8 at 4:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Shows
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 8:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logo$533.16 Million in Sales Expected for Woodward Inc (WWD) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 1:09 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo$0.77 EPS Expected for Woodward Inc (WWD) This Quarter
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 9:02 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Getting Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Report Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 1:22 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Director Acquires $498,955.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 7:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Director Acquires $498,955.00 in Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 7:20 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Receives Media Impact Rating of 0.08
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 27 at 8:36 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Woodward, Inc. : April 26, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 26 at 5:19 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward, Inc. :WWD-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : April 25, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 25 at 7:38 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.13 (WWD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 25 at 6:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward Announces Declaration of Dividend
finance.yahoo.com - April 24 at 7:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Earns Daily News Sentiment Rating of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 9:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Short Interest Up 1.6% in March
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 5:17 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward's (WWD) "Market Perform" Rating Reaffirmed at Cowen and Company
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 22 at 12:57 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 9:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward (WWD) Misses Q2 Earnings and Revenue Estimates
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 1:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of WWD earnings conference call or presentation 19-Apr-17 8:30pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - April 21 at 1:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward Reports Second Quarter Fiscal Year 2017 Results
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:26 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward misses Street 2Q forecasts
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 1:26 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Posts Earnings Results, Misses Estimates By $0.06 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 9:05 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Updates FY17 Earnings Guidance
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 19 at 6:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Given Daily News Impact Score of 0.13
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 12:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Scheduled to Post Quarterly Earnings on Wednesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 7:54 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 8:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward, Inc. – Value Analysis (NASDAQ:WWD) : April 13, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 13 at 3:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Receives Consensus Recommendation of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 1:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoStephens Begins Coverage on Woodward Inc (WWD)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 13 at 12:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward Inc (WWD) Expected to Post Quarterly Sales of $501.48 Million
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 11:53 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWoodward (WWD) Board of Directors Approves Share Repurchase Plan
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 12 at 8:58 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WWD-US : April 12, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 12 at 8:47 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward Schedules Second Quarter 2017 Earnings Release and Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 8:11 PM
americanbankingnews.com logo Analysts Expect Woodward Inc (WWD) Will Announce Earnings of $0.68 Per Share
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 12:57 PM
feeds.benzinga.com logoWoodward Schedules Facility Tour for Analysts and Investors
feeds.benzinga.com - March 23 at 3:30 PM
seekingalpha.com logoThings Are Flowing Nicely For Woodward - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - March 14 at 8:22 AM
nasdaq.com logoWoodward (WWD) Up 2.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue? - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - February 24 at 8:28 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward (WWD) Up 2.6% Since Earnings Report: Can It Continue?
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 12:23 AM
streetinsider.com logoWoodward (WWD) Appoints Eileen Drake to Board of Directors
www.streetinsider.com - February 17 at 5:16 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoWOODWARD, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - February 17 at 7:55 AM
streetinsider.com logoWoodward (WWD) Approves $500M Buyback Plan
www.streetinsider.com - February 1 at 7:31 AM
us.rd.yahoo.com logo3:00 pm Woodward announces new $500 mln stock repurchase program; new program is scheduled to expire in November 2019
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 1 at 7:31 AM
streetinsider.com logoForm 8-K Woodward, Inc. For: Jan 25
www.streetinsider.com - January 27 at 4:11 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoCan Arconic Get Wall Street’s Support with Its 4Q16 Earnings?
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 27 at 4:11 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo3:00 pm Woodward raises quarterly dividend to $0.125/share from $0.11/share
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWoodward Increases Dividend by 14%
finance.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:51 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoWOODWARD, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Other Events, Financial Statements and Exhibits
biz.yahoo.com - January 27 at 6:51 AM



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