Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, September 25th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 18th will be paid a dividend of 0.162 per share by the technology company on Monday, December 2nd. This represents a $0.65 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.57%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, November 15th.

NASDAQ:WWD opened at $113.60 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a current ratio of 2.02 and a quick ratio of 1.19. The firm has a market capitalization of $6.85 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.94, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.56 and a beta of 1.30. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a one year low of $68.40 and a one year high of $119.20. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $107.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $109.68.

In other news, Vice Chairman Robert F. Weber, Jr. sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $106.45, for a total transaction of $1,064,500.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 36,553 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,891,066.85. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Insiders have sold a total of 30,000 shares of company stock worth $3,209,000 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 4.61% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Barrington Research set a $119.00 target price on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 21st. Wood & Company reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Monday, August 26th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 24th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $106.75.

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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