Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) CFO Robert F. Weber, Jr. sold 9,135 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.09, for a total transaction of $731,622.15. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 35,688 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,858,251.92. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock traded up $0.84 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $79.98. 2,048 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 406,212. The company has a market cap of $4.94 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.24, a PEG ratio of 1.71 and a beta of 1.31. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 2.11 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a 12-month low of $65.76 and a 12-month high of $89.30.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 30th. The technology company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $588.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $578.51 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a net margin of 7.59% and a return on equity of 15.40%. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. equities research analysts anticipate that Woodward, Inc.Common Stock will post 3.8 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.142 per share. This represents a $0.57 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 20th. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s payout ratio is 18.04%.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the first quarter valued at $217,000. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the first quarter valued at $262,000. Jane Street Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in the second quarter valued at $283,000. GAM Holding AG raised its stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 24.0% in the second quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 3,851 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $296,000 after acquiring an additional 746 shares during the period. Finally, Diversified Trust Co raised its stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 48.3% in the first quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 4,300 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $308,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the period. 73.50% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Barrington Research restated a “hold” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $91.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, August 1st. ValuEngine lowered shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 3rd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 4th. Finally, Wood & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a research note on Monday, July 30th. Eight investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $80.00.

About Woodward, Inc.Common Stock

Woodward, Inc engages in the provision of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. It operates through the Aerospace and Industrial segments. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion control.

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