Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) Updates FY 2019 Earnings Guidance

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) issued an update on its FY 2019 earnings guidance on Monday morning. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $4.70-4.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $4.87. The company issued revenue guidance of $2.9-2.9 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $2.86 billion.

WWD stock traded down $2.90 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $106.94. 699,200 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 446,528. The company has a quick ratio of 1.10, a current ratio of 1.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.82 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.79 and a beta of 1.34. The firm’s fifty day simple moving average is $113.99. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a 12-month low of $68.40 and a 12-month high of $119.20.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.162 per share. This represents a $0.65 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.61%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 19th. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 16.88%.

WWD has been the topic of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $115.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a strong-buy rating to a buy rating in a research report on Saturday, July 27th. William Blair assumed coverage on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Wednesday, April 17th. They issued an outperform rating on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a hold rating and issued a $110.00 target price (down previously from $118.00) on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Friday, June 14th. Finally, Barrington Research set a $110.00 target price on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock and gave the company a buy rating in a report on Tuesday, April 23rd. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $103.40.

In other Woodward, Inc.Common Stock news, Director Ronald M. Sega sold 6,700 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, June 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $112.00, for a total transaction of $750,400.00. Following the sale, the director now owns 18,975 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,125,200. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Chad Robert Preiss sold 12,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $109.53, for a total transaction of $1,369,125.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 29,627 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,245,045.31. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 27,700 shares of company stock worth $3,084,275. 4.61% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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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