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NASDAQ:WWD

Woodward - WWD Stock Forecast, Price & News

$97.95
+2.72 (+2.86%)
(As of 08/8/2022 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$95.39
$98.55
50-Day Range
$88.27
$104.79
52-Week Range
$87.43
$129.12
Volume
509,687 shs
Average Volume
426,710 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.18 billion
P/E Ratio
37.53
Dividend Yield
0.80%
Price Target
$114.29

Woodward MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.17 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
16.7% Upside
$114.29 Price Target
Short Interest
Bearish
3.51% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-3.25
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
-0.03mentions of Woodward in the last 14 days
Based on 29 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$1.02 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
55.64%
From $2.66 to $4.14 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.13 out of 5 stars

Computer And Technology Sector

388th out of 833 stocks

Electrical Industrial Apparatus Industry

3rd out of 10 stocks

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About Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) Stock

Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through two segments: Aerospace and Industrial. The Aerospace segment provides 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, servocontrols, motors, and sensors for aircraft. These products 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. It also provides aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and other end users. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier-one suppliers, and various contractors, as well as through aftermarket sales of components, such as provisioning spares or replacements, and spare parts. The Industrial segment offers actuators, valves, pumps, fuel injection systems, solenoids, ignition systems, speed controls, electronics and software, and sensors. These products are used on industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, compressors, and reciprocating engines. This segment sells its aftermarket products, and other related services to OEMs through an independent network of distributors, as well as directly to end users. The company was founded in 1870 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, Colorado.

Woodward Stock Performance

Shares of WWD Stock opened at $95.23 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $6.01 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 36.49, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.65 and a beta of 1.48. Woodward has a 52 week low of $87.43 and a 52 week high of $129.12. The company has a quick ratio of 2.29, a current ratio of 2.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.38. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $95.21 and a 200-day moving average of $107.70.

Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD - Get Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The technology company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.91 by ($0.27). Woodward had a return on equity of 8.38% and a net margin of 7.24%. The company had revenue of $614.33 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $625.04 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.74 EPS. The business's quarterly revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts forecast that Woodward will post 2.66 earnings per share for the current year.

Woodward Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 29th. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.80%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 12th. Woodward's payout ratio is currently 29.12%.

Wall Street Analysts Forecast Growth

Several research firms have issued reports on WWD. Wells Fargo & Company lowered their price target on shares of Woodward from $117.00 to $100.00 and set an "equal weight" rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Truist Financial lowered shares of Woodward from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating and lowered their price target for the stock from $121.00 to $88.00 in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Cowen lowered their price target on shares of Woodward from $130.00 to $125.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. Finally, Cowen lowered their price target on shares of Woodward from $130.00 to $125.00 in a report on Tuesday, May 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat.com, Woodward presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $114.29.

Insider Activity at Woodward

In related news, insider Thomas A. Gendron sold 10,000 shares of Woodward stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.35, for a total value of $1,023,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 32,000 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,275,200. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other news, CEO Charles P. Blankenship acquired 400 shares of the business's stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $99.05 per share, with a total value of $39,620.00. Following the acquisition, the chief executive officer now directly owns 36,100 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,575,705. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Thomas A. Gendron sold 10,000 shares of Woodward stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.35, for a total transaction of $1,023,500.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 32,000 shares in the company, valued at $3,275,200. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders acquired 2,000 shares of company stock valued at $188,811. 3.90% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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WWD Stock News Headlines

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WWD Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 5/31 Dividend
5/16/2022
Dividend Payable
5/31/2022
Last Earnings
8/01/2022
Today
8/08/2022
Ex-Dividend for 8/29 Dividend
8/12/2022
Dividend Payable
8/29/2022
Fiscal Year End
9/30/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/17/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Electrical industrial apparatus
Sub-Industry
Industrial Machinery
Current Symbol
NASDAQ:WWD
CUSIP
98074510
Employees
7,200
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$114.29
High Stock Price Forecast
$135.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$88.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+16.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.17
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$208.65 million
Pretax Margin
8.78%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$2.25 billion
Cash Flow
$5.53 per share
Book Value
$34.82 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
60,644,000
Market Cap
$6.18 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.48














WWD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Woodward stock right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Woodward in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "hold" WWD shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in WWD, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Woodward's stock price forecast for 2022?

6 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Woodward's stock. Their WWD stock forecasts range from $88.00 to $135.00. On average, they anticipate the company's stock price to reach $114.29 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.1% from the stock's current price.
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How has Woodward's stock performed in 2022?

Woodward's stock was trading at $109.46 at the start of the year. Since then, WWD stock has decreased by 11.6% and is now trading at $96.78.
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When is Woodward's next earnings date?

Woodward is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 17th 2022.
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How were Woodward's earnings last quarter?

Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) issued its earnings results on Monday, August, 1st. The technology company reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.27. The technology company had revenue of $614.33 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $625.04 million. Woodward had a net margin of 7.24% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 8.38%. The firm's revenue was up 10.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.74 EPS.

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

Woodward announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, July 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Monday, August 29th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.79%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 12th.
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Is Woodward a good dividend stock?

Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) pays an annual dividend of $0.76 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 0.80%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 29.12%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WWD will have a dividend payout ratio of 18.36% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What guidance has Woodward issued on next quarter's earnings?

Woodward updated its FY 2022 earnings guidance on Tuesday, August, 2nd. The company provided EPS guidance of $2.55-$2.75 for the period, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.25. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.35 billion-$2.40 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.41 billion.

What is Thomas A. Gendron's approval rating as Woodward's CEO?

178 employees have rated Woodward Chief Executive Officer Thomas A. Gendron on Glassdoor.com. Thomas A. Gendron has an approval rating of 67% among the company's employees.

What other stocks do shareholders of Woodward own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Woodward investors own include Tesla (TSLA), Alibaba Group (BABA), Boeing (BA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), Caterpillar (CAT), Lockheed Martin (LMT) and Intuitive Surgical (ISRG).

What is Woodward's stock symbol?

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

Who are Woodward's major shareholders?

Woodward's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Cooke & Bieler LP (2.79%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.16%), Royce & Associates LP (0.46%), Rezny Wealth Management Inc. (0.27%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.26%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (0.25%). Insiders that own company stock include Chad Robert Preiss, Charles P Blankenship, Christopher Fawzy, Daniel G Korte, David P Hess, John D Cohn, Mary L Petrovich, Paul Donovan, Robert F Weber Jr, Ronald M Sega, Sagar A Patel, Terence J Voskuil and Thomas A Gendron.
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How do I buy shares of Woodward?

Shares of WWD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Woodward's stock price today?

One share of WWD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $96.78.

How much money does Woodward make?

Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) has a market capitalization of $6.11 billion and generates $2.25 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $208.65 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.61 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Woodward have?

Woodward employs 7,200 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Woodward?

Woodward's mailing address is 1081 WOODWARD WAY, FORT COLLINS CO, 80524. The official website for the company is www.woodward.com. The technology company can be reached via phone at (970) 482-5811, via email at investorrelations@woodward.com, or via fax at 970-498-3050.

This page (NASDAQ:WWD) was last updated on 8/8/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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