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.

Several price targets were given for WWD by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 82, implying a possible profit of 16.46 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 62, implying a possible loss of -11.94 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.8 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.8 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

WWD has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.13 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WWD is -4.33.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WWD hit 72.97 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 57.02. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.48 percent, and 3.51 percent lower than its 52-week high. WWD has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.