Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) VP Christopher Fawzy sold 8,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $113.50, for a total transaction of $964,750.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 12,006 shares in the company, valued at $1,362,681. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

Christopher Fawzy also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Friday, May 3rd, Christopher Fawzy sold 8,000 shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $108.58, for a total transaction of $868,640.00.

Shares of NASDAQ:WWD traded down $2.85 during trading on Thursday, reaching $110.65. The company had a trading volume of 721,356 shares, compared to its average volume of 414,982. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.74, a PEG ratio of 1.85 and a beta of 1.50. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a 12 month low of $68.40 and a 12 month high of $114.55. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 1.94 and a quick ratio of 1.10.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, April 29th. The technology company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.05 by $0.35. The firm had revenue of $758.84 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $661.88 million. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a net margin of 9.21% and a return on equity of 19.75%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 38.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.82 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts expect that Woodward, Inc.Common Stock will post 4.74 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 20th will be paid a $0.1625 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 17th. This represents a $0.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.59%. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 16.88%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on WWD. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, January 26th. SunTrust Banks increased their price target on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock to $97.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Barrington Research increased their price target on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock to $96.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 29th. Wood & Company reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Tuesday, February 5th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, February 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $105.00.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 3.8% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,449,780 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $612,019,000 after purchasing an additional 237,595 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc boosted its position in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 1.9% during the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 4,965,656 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $401,523,000 after buying an additional 93,193 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp boosted its position in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 1.3% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 1,104,274 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $104,785,000 after buying an additional 14,253 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 10.6% during the 1st quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 747,708 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $70,950,000 after buying an additional 71,366 shares during the period. Finally, Bank of America Corp DE boosted its position in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 6.6% during the 4th quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 646,294 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $48,013,000 after buying an additional 40,245 shares during the period. 75.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Woodward, Inc.Common Stock Company Profile

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.

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