Media coverage about Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Woodward earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the technology company an impact score of 46.2370493562566 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
A number of brokerages have recently commented on WWD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Woodward from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $90.00 target price for the company in a report on Saturday, January 13th. BidaskClub raised shares of Woodward from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 3rd. Wood & Company reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Woodward in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Barrington Research reiterated a “market perform” rating on shares of Woodward in a research note on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, Cowen reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Woodward in a research note on Sunday, December 10th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $79.25.
Woodward stock opened at $74.03 on Monday. Woodward has a one year low of $65.22 and a one year high of $89.30. The company has a current ratio of 2.77, a quick ratio of 1.35 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42. The stock has a market cap of $4,536.00, a PE ratio of 25.01, a PEG ratio of 1.81 and a beta of 1.27.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, March 6th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, February 20th were given a dividend of $0.1425 per share. This is a positive change from Woodward’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.13. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.77%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 16th. Woodward’s dividend payout ratio is presently 20.96%.
Woodward, Inc is an independent designer, manufacturer and service provider of energy control and optimization solutions. The Company designs, produces and services energy control products for various applications. The Company’s segments include Aerospace and Industrial. The Company’s Aerospace segment designs, manufactures and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion control.
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