NASDAQ:WWD - Woodward, Inc.Common Stock Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $75.82 +0.07 (+0.09 %) (As of 01/15/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$75.75Today's Range$75.19 - $76.095052-Week Range$68.40 - $89.30Volume172,127 shsAverage Volume340,241 shsMarket Capitalization$4.71 billionP/E Ratio19.69Dividend Yield0.75%Beta1.31 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive WWD News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for WWD and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Electrical industrial apparatus Sub-IndustryIndustrial Machinery SectorComputer and Technology Current SymbolNASDAQ:WWD Previous Symbol CUSIP98074510 Webwww.woodward.com Phone970-482-5811Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio0.71 Current Ratio1.89 Quick Ratio0.96Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio19.69 Forward P/E Ratio16.48 P/E Growth1.4 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$2.33 billion Price / Sales2.01 Cash Flow$5.8368 per share Price / Cash Flow12.99 Book Value$24.93 per share Price / Book3.04Profitability 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 Shares61,780,000Market Cap$4.71 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 given a dividend of $0.1425 per share on Tuesday, November 27th. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.75%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 9th. This is an increase 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 authorized a share repurchase plan on Wednesday, April 12th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $500,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 11.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is 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 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.31 by $0.08. The technology company had revenue of $719.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $689.01 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a return on equity of 16.80% and a net margin of 7.76%. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's revenue was up 18.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.98 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 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 (EPS) 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 brokers 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 anticipate Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's share price to reach $89.6667 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 18.2% 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. It currently expects net sales of $2.65-$2.8 billion for fiscal 2019 with 10% and 30% rise in Aerospace and Industrial sales, respectively, year over year. Woodward’s commercial after-market remains strong, buoyed by initial provisioning on new programs, higher utilization and favorable fleet dynamics. To expand its footprint in the OEM market, the company acquired L’Orange. The buyout is expected to enhance Woodward’s product portfolio as well as extend its presence in key end markets. 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." (1/12/2019) 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? Media coverage about WWD stock has trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock earned a daily sentiment score of 0.6 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned press coverage about the technology company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is very unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next few days. Who are some of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Woodward, Inc.Common Stock include GrafTech International (EAF), Bloom Energy (BE), Hollysys Automation Technologies (HOLI), Thermon Group (THR), Ballard Power Systems (BLDP), Plug Power (PLUG), SCI Engineered Materials (SCIA), American Electric Technologies (AETI), Ideal Power (IPWR) and China Carbon Graphite Group (CHGI). 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. Chad R. Preiss, Pres of Industrial Control Systems (Age 53)Mr. Sagar A. Patel, Pres of Aircraft Turbine Systems (Age 52) 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 shareholders include Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.12%), YHB Investment Advisors Inc. (0.03%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.02%) and First Hawaiian Bank (0.01%). 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 institutional investors are selling Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock? WWD stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. 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 institutional investors are buying Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock? WWD stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including First Hawaiian Bank, YHB Investment Advisors Inc. and Retirement Systems of Alabama. 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 $75.83. How big of a company is Woodward, Inc.Common Stock? Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a market capitalization of $4.71 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 ( )Outperform Votes: 257 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 306 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 563MarketBeat'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. 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