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

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$81.83 -0.02 (-0.02 %)
(As of 09/20/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$81.85
Today's Range$81.59 - $82.89
52-Week Range$68.56 - $89.30
Volume167,000 shs
Average Volume374,940 shs
Market Capitalization$5.00 billion
P/E Ratio25.86
Dividend Yield0.70%
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 Ratio0.83
Current Ratio2.11
Quick Ratio1.01


Trailing P/E Ratio25.86
Forward P/E Ratio21.59
P/E Growth1.74

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$2.10 billion
Price / Sales2.41
Cash Flow$4.6336 per share
Price / Cash17.66
Book Value$22.37 per share
Price / Book3.66


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$3.16
Net Income$200.50 million
Net Margins7.59%
Return on Equity15.40%
Return on Assets7.27%


Outstanding Shares61,690,000
Market Cap$5.00 billion

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 20th. Investors 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 0.70%. 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 announced that its board has initiated a share buyback program on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which authorizes the company to buyback $500,000,000.00 in 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 typically 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 data on Monday, July, 30th. The technology company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.12. The technology company earned $588 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $578.51 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a return on equity of 15.40% and a net margin of 7.59%. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. 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 Wednesday, November, 14th 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 updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Monday, July, 30th. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of ~$3.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $3.68. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.27 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of prior $3.60-3.80.

What price target have analysts set for WWD?

8 analysts have issued 1-year price targets for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock. Their predictions range from $62.00 to $89.00. On average, they expect Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock price to reach $78.1667 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.5%. View Analyst Price Targets 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." 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 third-quarter fiscal 2018 adjusted earnings trumped the Zacks Consensus Estimate by 8.7%, backed by solid top-line growth. Momentum within the company’s defense OEM business remained strong, supported by guided weapon sales and fixed-wing, rotorcraft and ground programs. Further, commercial after-market is buoyed by initial provisioning on new programs, higher utilization and favorable fleet dynamics. Overall, the aerospace industry is reflecting solid growth prospects driven by improvement in the business jet and rotorcraft markets, while global uncertainty continues to drive increased defense activity. Woodward also outperformed the industry on average in past three months. However, the company is witnessing demand-related challenges in the industrial gas and turbine market as well as a drop in volume tied to renewables penetration and greater energy efficiency." (8/1/2018)
  • 2. Wood & Company analysts commented, "WWD’s L’Orange acquisition and Aerospace momentum support net adjusted EPS improvement in FY18 guidance, while ’18E FCF pressures bear incremental timing headwinds on capex and cash restructuring as well as working capital pressures (both from still increasing Aero organic outlook, still decreasing Industrial outlook). Assuming solid execution on leaner working capital in FY19 and reversion to long-term view of capex ($80-90M plus L’Orange), FY19 could see substantial improvement in FCF, well north of 50% growth y-o-y, in our view. YTD Aero AM revenue is up over 20% (FY3Q up 19% on +31% comparison); FY19 should still perform ahead of flight hours growth, but less in terms of multiples, while OEM growth could tick up (OM trend favorable within OE business discretely)." (7/30/2018)

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 & 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?

Press coverage about WWD stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock earned a coverage optimism score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave media stories about the technology company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock.

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

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (9.72%), Eagle Asset Management Inc. (2.30%), Northern Trust Corp (1.77%), Brown Advisory Inc. (1.66%), Royce & Associates LP (1.57%) and Voya Investment Management LLC (1.49%). 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 major investors are selling Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock?

WWD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Waddell & Reed Financial Inc., Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Segall Bryant & Hamill LLC, Eagle Asset Management Inc., Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Vulcan Value Partners LLC and Advisors Asset Management Inc.. 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 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 bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Voya Investment Management LLC, Pembroke Management LTD, Fort Washington Investment Advisors Inc. OH, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, Cooke & Bieler LP, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. and Victory Capital Management 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 $81.83.

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

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a market capitalization of $5.00 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:  243 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  285 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  528
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 9/20/2018 by Staff

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