Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) Shares Purchased by California State Teachers Retirement System

California State Teachers Retirement System grew its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 88,442 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 906 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned approximately 0.14% of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock worth $9,537,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of WWD. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 2.4% in the 3rd quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 3,956 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $426,000 after purchasing an additional 93 shares in the last quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC boosted its holdings in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 0.6% in the third quarter. Northwestern Mutual Investment Management Company LLC now owns 16,047 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $1,730,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares during the last quarter. Vestmark Advisory Solutions Inc. grew its position in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 2.3% in the 3rd quarter. Vestmark Advisory Solutions Inc. now owns 5,220 shares of the technology company’s stock worth $563,000 after purchasing an additional 115 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH raised its stake in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 5.2% during the 2nd quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 2,543 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $288,000 after buying an additional 126 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan lifted its holdings in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. Municipal Employees Retirement System of Michigan now owns 10,330 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after buying an additional 190 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 73.65% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on WWD shares. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 19th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 19th. Barrington Research downgraded Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 20th. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group raised shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price objective for the company from $108.00 to $135.00 in a report on Wednesday, December 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $119.75.

In other news, CEO Thomas A. Gendron sold 1,000 shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $111.18, for a total transaction of $111,180.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 227,390 shares in the company, valued at $25,281,220.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CEO Thomas A. Gendron sold 3,500 shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $118.01, for a total value of $413,035.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now directly owns 229,890 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $27,129,318.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 66,980 shares of company stock worth $8,068,642 over the last ninety days. 4.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

WWD traded down $0.22 on Friday, hitting $118.43. The company had a trading volume of 124,042 shares, compared to its average volume of 397,358. The company has a quick ratio of 1.07, a current ratio of 1.80 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.50. The business’s fifty day simple moving average is $117.32 and its 200 day simple moving average is $111.60. The company has a market cap of $7.41 billion, a PE ratio of 24.27, a PEG ratio of 1.65 and a beta of 1.33. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a 12-month low of $70.15 and a 12-month high of $124.78.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) last issued its earnings results on Monday, November 18th. The technology company reported $1.22 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.29 by ($0.07). Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a return on equity of 18.62% and a net margin of 8.95%. The business had revenue of $736.54 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $746.21 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.39 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.4% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Woodward, Inc.Common Stock will post 5.52 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Woodward, Inc.Common Stock

Woodward, Inc designs, manufactures, and services control solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company's Aerospace segment offers 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, servo controls, motors, and sensors for aircraft that are used on commercial and private aircraft and rotorcraft, as well as on military fixed-wing aircraft and rotorcraft, guided weapons, and other defense systems.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD)

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