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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WWD. The highest price target was 82, implying a possible profit of 16.46 percent. The lowest price target was 62, implying potential capital losses of -11.94 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -6.52 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.52 percent. 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of WWD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -5.13 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WWD is -4.33.

In the last 52-weeks, WWD has achieved a high of 72.97 and a low of 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.