NASDAQ:WWD - Woodward, Inc.Common Stock Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$75.85 -0.47 (-0.62 %)
(As of 12/17/2018 02:36 PM ET)
Previous Close$76.32
Today's Range$75.04 - $76.86
52-Week Range$68.56 - $89.30
Volume8,001 shs
Average Volume213,820 shs
Market Capitalization$4.72 billion
P/E Ratio19.69
Dividend Yield0.75%
Beta1.32
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. It also provides aftermarket maintenance, repair, 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. Its Industrial segment designs, produces, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, motion, combustion, and electricity. Its products include actuators, valves, pumps, fuel injection systems, solenoids, ignition systems, speed controls, electronics and software, power converters, sensors, and other devices that measure, communicate, and protect electrical distribution systems for use in industrial gas turbines, steam turbines, reciprocating engines, electric power generation and power distribution systems, wind turbines, and compressors. This segment sells its products, 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.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Electrical industrial apparatus
Sub-IndustryIndustrial Machinery
SectorComputer and Technology
Current SymbolNASDAQ:WWD
Previous Symbol
CUSIP98074510
Phone970-482-5811

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.71
Current Ratio1.89
Quick Ratio0.96

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio19.69
Forward P/E Ratio16.49
P/E Growth1.41

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.33 billion
Price / Sales2.01
Cash Flow$5.8346 per share
Price / Cash Flow13.00
Book Value$24.93 per share
Price / Book3.04

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.85
Net Income$180.37 million
Net Margins7.76%
Return on Equity16.80%
Return on Assets7.51%

Miscellaneous

Employees8,300
Outstanding Shares61,780,000
Market Cap$4.72 billion
OptionableOptionable

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock symbol?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "WWD."

How often does Woodward, Inc.Common Stock pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 20th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, November 13th will be paid a dividend of $0.1425 per share on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.57 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 9th. This is a boost from Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.14. View Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's Dividend History.

How will Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock buyback program work?

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

How were Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's earnings last quarter?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November, 7th. The technology company reported $1.39 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.31 by $0.08. The technology company had revenue of $719.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $689.01 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a return on equity of 16.80% and a net margin of 7.76%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share. View Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's Earnings History.

When is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's next earnings date?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, January 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

What guidance has Woodward, Inc.Common Stock issued on next quarter's earnings?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, November, 7th. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.40-$4.70 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $4.49. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.65-$2.80 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.65 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WWD?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's shares. Their predictions range from $81.00 to $99.00. On average, they expect Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock price to reach $89.6667 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 18.3% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 2 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Woodward’s strategic plan to become a systems integrator has increased contract flow substantially, enabling it to capture a larger market share in the wide-body commercial aircraft field. The company’s defense activity continues to be robust considering the fact that countries around the globe are favoring more expenditure on defense. Its commercial after-market remains strong, buoyed by initial provisioning on new programs, higher utilization and favorable fleet dynamics. The stock has outperformed the industry in the past six months on an average. However, Woodward is witnessing demand-related challenges in the industrial gas and turbine market due to higher penetration and greater energy efficiency of renewables. It faces intense competition from a number of major players in the United States and abroad. Changes in competitive conditions like introduction of new channels of distribution could hamper Woodward’s revenue stream." (11/17/2018)
  • 2. Wood & Company analysts commented, "WWD reported a solid FY4Q18, and in our view, a better FY19 guide (given balance), with Industrial segment returning to organic growth of ~6% forecast, as no markets project as dragging on favorable markets, and notably following three years of organic declines (variously mixed earlier in that period; lately punctuated by diminished Industrial Gas Turbine sector, mainly heavy duty, as well as WWD’s renewables mix exposure). Aerospace results and outlook remain a picture of healthy expansion. As Industrial markets collectively turn, key watch items include prospects for core OM expansion and leverage, and organic opportunity from end customer product mix to favor WWD’s content wins." (11/8/2018)

Has Woodward, Inc.Common Stock been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about WWD stock have trended somewhat positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock earned a news impact score of 1.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the technology company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

Who are some of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's key competitors?

Who are Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's key executives?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas A. Gendron, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 57)
  • Mr. Robert F. Weber Jr., Vice Chairman, CFO & Treasurer (Age 64)
  • Mr. A. Christopher Fawzy, Corp. VP, Gen. Counsel, Corp. Sec. & Chief Compliance Officer (Age 48)
  • Mr. Sagar A. Patel, Pres of Aircraft Turbine Systems (Age 52)
  • Mr. John D. Tysver, Corp. VP of Technology (Age 56)

Who are Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's major shareholders?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (9.90%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.04%), Vanguard Group Inc (8.04%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.26%), Fiduciary Management Inc. WI (2.08%) and Royce & Associates LP (1.55%). Company insiders that own Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock include Chad Robert Preiss, Christopher Fawzy, James R Rulseh, John A Halbrook, John D Cohn, Martin Val Glass, Mary L Petrovich, Matthew Freeman Taylor, Paul Donovan, Robert F Weber Jr, Ronald M Sega and Thomas A Gendron. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

Which major investors are selling Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock?

WWD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Penn Capital Management Co. Inc., Brown Advisory Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, Hsbc Holdings PLC, Deutsche Bank AG, Nuance Investments LLC, Fiduciary Management Inc. WI and Man Group plc. Company insiders that have sold Woodward, Inc.Common Stock company stock in the last year include Chad Robert Preiss, Christopher Fawzy, James R Rulseh, John D Cohn, Mary L Petrovich, Matthew Freeman Taylor, Paul Donovan, Robert F Weber Jr, Ronald M Sega and Thomas A Gendron. View Insider Buying and Selling for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

Which major investors are buying Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock?

WWD stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Federated Investors Inc. PA, Nordea Investment Management AB, Eaton Vance Management, BlackRock Inc., Vanguard Group Inc, Vanguard Group Inc., Morgan Stanley and Macquarie Group Ltd.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

How do I buy shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock?

Shares of WWD can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock price today?

One share of WWD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $75.80.

How big of a company is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a market capitalization of $4.72 billion and generates $2.33 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $180.37 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.85 on an earnings per share basis. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock employs 8,300 workers across the globe.

What is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's official website?

The official website for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock is http://www.woodward.com.

How can I contact Woodward, Inc.Common Stock?

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's mailing address is 1081 WOODWARD WAY, FORT COLLINS CO, 80524. The technology company can be reached via phone at 970-482-5811 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ WWD)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  255 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  303 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  558
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This page was last updated on 12/17/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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