NASDAQ:WWD - Woodward, Inc.Common Stock Stock Price, Price Target & More

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$79.96 -0.24 (-0.30 %)
(As of 07/17/2018 01:45 AM ET)
Previous Close$80.20
Today's Range$79.50 - $80.58
52-Week Range$65.76 - $89.30
Volume132,500 shs
Average Volume436,129 shs
Market Capitalization$4.93 billion
P/E Ratio25.28
Dividend Yield0.71%
Woodward, Inc.Common Stock logoWoodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. Its 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 that are used on commercial and private aircrafts and rotorcrafts, as well as in military fixed-wing aircrafts and rotorcrafts, weapons, and defense systems. It also offers 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 prime contractors, as well as through aftermarket sales of components, such as provisioning spares or replacements. The company's 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, injectors, solenoids, ignition systems, speed controls, electronics and software, power converters, and 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. Woodward, Inc. 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


Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.40
Current Ratio2.92
Quick Ratio1.48


Trailing P/E Ratio25.28
Forward P/E Ratio22.09
P/E Growth1.85

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.10 billion
Price / Sales2.34
Cash Flow$4.5770 per share
Price / Cash17.47
Book Value$22.37 per share
Price / Book3.57


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.16
Net Income$200.50 million
Net Margins7.94%
Return on Equity14.56%
Return on Assets7.36%


Outstanding Shares61,520,000
Market Cap$4,933.90

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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, April 26th. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.142 per share on Monday, June 4th. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 18th. View Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's Dividend History.

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

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock announced that its Board of Directors has approved a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which allows the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to reacquire up to 11.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback plans are often an indication that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

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

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) posted its earnings results on Monday, April, 23rd. The technology company reported $0.82 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.79 by $0.03. The technology company had revenue of $548.25 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $526.84 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a net margin of 7.94% and a return on equity of 14.56%. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's revenue for the quarter was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. 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, July, 30th 2018. 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 issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, April, 23rd. The company provided EPS guidance of $3.60-3.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $3.63. The company issued revenue guidance of approx $2.20 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.27 billion.

What price target have analysts set for WWD?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock. Their forecasts range from $62.00 to $89.00. On average, they anticipate Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's share price to reach $78.4286 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.9%. View Analyst Ratings for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

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

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the last year. There are currently 7 hold ratings and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold."

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 second-quarter fiscal 2018 earnings as well as revenues surpassed the respective Zacks Consensus Estimate.  The company’s Aerospace business continues to perform well with increasing production of the Airbus A320neo and Boeing 737 MAX. It has also been investing in technologies to secure fresh businesses. In this line, the company’s pending acquisition of L’Orange is expected to expand its OEM portfolio. It is also spending on new manufacturing units and automation equipment to perk up efficiency, as the company intends to accelerate production. However, Woodward’s Industrial segment continued to face significant headwinds.Within power generation market, the company is witnessing demand related challenges in the industrial gas and turbine market as well as a drop off in volume tied to renewables penetration and greater energy efficiency. The company underperformed its broader industry in the last one year." (4/27/2018)
  • 2. Wood & Company analysts commented, "Segment profit rose 10%, including Aero up 25% (on 20% revenue growth) and Industrial down 40% (on -15% organic top line). Aero OM expansion should widen in FY2H, as absorption of incremental capacity costs and overall seasonal volume leverage should extend the trend that built off 1Q’s low ebb. Aero remains emphatically and broadly healthy. Industrial OM dipped ~3 ppts y-o-y and nearly 6 ppts sequentially, as industrial turbines worked lower (market levels and channel inventory corrections) and maybe some weak mix, with Asia natural gas vehicle outlook stronger in 2H. Restructuring has quick payback, with some benefits in 3Q and more in 4Q; WWD FY2H Industrial OM outlook consistent with prior, despite deviant FY2Q." (4/24/2018)

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, Principal Accounting Officer & 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)

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

News headlines about WWD stock have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock earned a media sentiment score of 0.45 on Accern's scale. They also assigned news stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.27 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next few days.

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 YHB Investment Advisors Inc. (0.03%) and Bank of Montreal Can (0.02%). Company insiders that own Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock include Chad Robert Preiss, Christopher Fawzy, James R Rulseh, John A Halbrook, John D Cohn, Larry E Rittenberg, Martin Val Glass, Mary L Petrovich, Matthew Freeman Taylor, Paul Donovan, Robert F Weber Jr and Thomas A Gendron. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

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

WWD stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Bank of Montreal Can and YHB Investment Advisors Inc.. 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 $79.96.

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

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a market capitalization of $4.93 billion and generates $2.10 billion in revenue each year. The technology company earns $200.50 million in net income (profit) each year or $3.16 on an earnings per share basis. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock employs 6,900 workers across the globe.

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:  217 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  255 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  472
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Woodward, Inc.Common Stock and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WWD will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WWD will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 7/17/2018 by Staff

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