Red Spruce Capital LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD – Free Report) by 0.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 17,822 shares of the technology company’s stock after selling 160 shares during the quarter. Red Spruce Capital LLC’s holdings in Woodward were worth $2,119,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. KB Financial Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Woodward in the first quarter worth $30,000. CWM LLC increased its holdings in shares of Woodward by 265.4% during the 1st quarter. CWM LLC now owns 380 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $37,000 after purchasing an additional 276 shares during the period. TFC Financial Management Inc. bought a new position in shares of Woodward during the 4th quarter worth about $43,000. Johnson Financial Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Woodward during the 4th quarter worth about $58,000. Finally, State of Wyoming increased its holdings in shares of Woodward by 66.9% during the 4th quarter. State of Wyoming now owns 821 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $79,000 after purchasing an additional 329 shares during the period. 79.63% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Insiders Place Their Bets
In other news, VP Christopher Fawzy sold 5,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total value of $650,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at $648,570. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. In other news, VP Christopher Fawzy sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.00, for a total transaction of $650,000.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 4,989 shares in the company, valued at approximately $648,570. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Rajeev Bhalla purchased 399 shares of Woodward stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 24th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $125.07 per share, with a total value of $49,902.93. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 1,779 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $222,499.53. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 11,079 shares of company stock worth $1,426,185. Corporate insiders own 1.19% of the company’s stock.
Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
Woodward Trading Up 0.6 %
NASDAQ WWD traded up $0.79 on Thursday, reaching $130.49. The company had a trading volume of 38,941 shares, compared to its average volume of 339,081. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $124.85 and its 200-day moving average is $110.99. The stock has a market cap of $7.88 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.07, a PEG ratio of 2.33 and a beta of 1.45. The company has a quick ratio of 1.63, a current ratio of 2.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31. Woodward, Inc. has a 52 week low of $79.26 and a 52 week high of $133.15.
Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD – Get Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The technology company reported $1.37 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.40. The company had revenue of $800.66 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $703.49 million. Woodward had a net margin of 7.34% and a return on equity of 11.46%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 30.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.64 earnings per share. Equities analysts predict that Woodward, Inc. will post 4.15 earnings per share for the current year.
Woodward Dividend Announcement
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, August 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 14th were paid a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.67%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 11th. Woodward’s payout ratio is presently 26.51%.
Woodward, Inc designs, manufactures, and services control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company operates through two segments: Aerospace and Industrial. The Aerospace segment provides fuel pumps, metering units, actuators, air valves, specialty valves, fuel nozzles, and thrust reverser actuation systems for turbine engines and nacelles, and flight deck controls, actuators, servocontrols, motors, and sensors for aircraft.
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