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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WWD. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 82, implying a possible profit of 16.46 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying potential capital losses of -11.94 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -6.52 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.52 percent. 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, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WWD to grow at a rate of -5.13 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. WWD has a PEG ratio of -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 below the 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 market cap of WWD is $4.44 billion. WWD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.