Woodward, Inc. (WWD) Reaches $83.41 52-Week High; Marcato Capital Management LP Has Lifted Aar (AIR) Stake By $573,500

January 14, 2018 - By Maria Brooks

Marcato Capital Management Lp increased Aar Corp (AIR) stake by 1.11% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Marcato Capital Management Lp acquired 15,500 shares as Aar Corp (AIR)’s stock declined 1.12%. The Marcato Capital Management Lp holds 1.41M shares with $53.16 million value, up from 1.39 million last quarter. Aar Corp now has $1.42B valuation. The stock increased 7.25% or $2.82 during the last trading session, reaching $41.73. About 394,112 shares traded or 71.49% up from the average. AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) has risen 46.02% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.32% the S&P500.

The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) hit a new 52-week high and has $86.75 target or 4.00% above today’s $83.41 share price. The 7 months bullish chart indicates low risk for the $5.11B company. The 1-year high was reported on Jan, 14 by Barchart.com. If the $86.75 price target is reached, the company will be worth $204.36 million more. The stock increased 0.92% or $0.76 during the last trading session, reaching $83.41. About 367,497 shares traded or 9.41% up from the average. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 22.55% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.14, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 25 investors sold Woodward, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 43.37 million shares or 0.39% more from 43.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Mackenzie Finance Corporation reported 5,383 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Sei Invs Co has invested 0.02% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Crawford Counsel Inc reported 0.13% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Morgan Stanley has invested 0% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Riverhead Management Llc invested in 0.02% or 5,639 shares. Cwm reported 0% stake. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Renaissance Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). 337,968 are held by Earnest Prtnrs Lc. Bank & Trust Of The West has 0.05% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 5,254 shares. Garrison Bradford Associate has 3.58% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Moreover, First Manhattan has 0% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Bbva Compass Bank has 13,767 shares. Rhumbline Advisers stated it has 140,277 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Whittier Trust stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD).

Among 10 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Woodward Governor has $83.0 highest and $45 lowest target. $75.57’s average target is -9.40% below currents $83.41 stock price. Woodward Governor had 27 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by SunTrust. As per Thursday, July 13, the company rating was initiated by Oppenheimer. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse on Monday, December 11 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Friday, July 15. Oppenheimer downgraded the shares of WWD in report on Thursday, October 26 to “Perform” rating. As per Tuesday, July 25, the company rating was maintained by Oppenheimer. The stock has “Hold” rating by Suntrust Robinson on Thursday, January 19. The rating was initiated by Barrington Research with “Mkt Perform” on Friday, September 16. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 24.

Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace and industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $5.11 billion. The Company’s 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 that are used on commercial and private aircrafts and rotorcrafts, as well as in military fixed-wing aircrafts and rotorcrafts, weapons, and defense systems. It has a 26.4 P/E ratio. It also offers aftermarket maintenance, repair, overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and other end users.

Analysts await Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) to report earnings on January, 22. They expect $0.60 earnings per share, down 17.81% or $0.13 from last year’s $0.73 per share. WWD’s profit will be $36.75M for 34.75 P/E if the $0.60 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.98 actual earnings per share reported by Woodward, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -38.78% negative EPS growth.

Since August 8, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $1.14 million activity. The insider DONOVAN PAUL sold $402,158. 1,800 shares were sold by HALBROOK JOHN A, worth $127,080 on Friday, September 1.

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