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 maximum price target given was 82, which equates to a potential upside 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.

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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Today's price is 23.48 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.51 percent. 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.