Analyst Ratings for Woodward Inc. (WWD)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Woodward Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, WWD received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WWD. The most optimistic price target was 82, implying potential capital gains of 16.46 percent. The minimum price target given was 62, implying a possible loss of -11.94 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -6.52 percent. That number becomes -6.52 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.8 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.8 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of WWD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -5.13 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. WWD has a PEG ratio of -4.33.

In the last 52-weeks, WWD has achieved a high of 72.97 and a low of 57.02. Today's price is 23.48 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.51 percent lower than its 52-week high. WWD has a P/E ratio of 22.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WWD value stock report compares WWD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.44 billion. WWD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.