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How to buy Woodward stock

Learn how to easily invest in Woodward stock.

Woodward is an aerospace & defense business based in the US. Woodward shares (WWD) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Woodward employs 8,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2.8 billion.

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Woodward stock price (NASDAQ: WWD)

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Woodward shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-09-19.
Latest market close$123.92
52-week range$78.64 - $132.92
50-day moving average $125.34
200-day moving average $108.09
Wall St. target price$129.25
PE ratio 39.1355
Dividend yield $0.82 (0.68%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.32

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Is it a good time to buy Woodward stock?

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Woodward price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $123.92 from 2023-09-22

1 week (2023-09-15) -3.95%
1 month (2023-08-24) -0.29%
3 months (2023-06-23) 8.56%
6 months (2023-03-24) 36.43%
1 year (2022-09-23) 49.48%
2 years (2021-09-24) 7.80%
3 years (2020-09-24) 64.97%
5 years (2018-09-24) 55.21%

Is Woodward stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Woodward stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Woodward's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Woodward financials

Revenue TTM $2.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.53%
Gross profit TTM $525.3 million
Return on assets TTM 3.81%
Return on equity TTM 10.2%
Profit margin 7.34%
Book value $34.68
Market Capitalization $7.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Woodward share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 22.91% of net profits

Recently Woodward has paid out, on average, around 22.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.68% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Woodward shareholders could enjoy a 0.68% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Woodward's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.

While Woodward's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Woodward is investing more in its future growth.

Woodward's most recent dividend payout was on 27 August 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 10 August 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Woodward's shares ever split?

Woodward's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 14 February 2008. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Woodward shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Woodward shares which in turn could have impacted Woodward's share price.

Woodward share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Woodward's shares have ranged in value from as little as $78.6378 up to $132.9202. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WWD.US volatility(beta: 1.45)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Woodward's is 1.4471. This would suggest that Woodward's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Woodward overview

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. These products 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. It also provides aftermarket maintenance, repair and overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and other end users. This segment sells its products to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), tier-one suppliers, and various contractors, as well as through aftermarket sales of components, such as provisioning spares or replacements, and spare parts.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Woodward is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.823% of Woodward shares are held by insiders and 83.216% by institutions.
How many people work for Woodward?
Latest data suggests 8,300 work at Woodward.
When does the fiscal year end for Woodward?
Woodward's fiscal year ends in September.
Where is Woodward based?
Woodward's address is: 1081 Woodward Way, Fort Collins, CO, United States, 80524
What is Woodward's ISIN number?
Woodward's international securities identification number is: US9807451037
What is Woodward's CUSIP number?
Woodward's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 980745103

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