Barrington Upgrades Woodward (WWD) to Hold

In a report released today, Christopher Howe from Barrington upgraded Woodward (WWDResearch Report) to Hold. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $112.35.

According to TipRanks.com, Howe is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 32.5% and a 61.1% success rate. Howe covers the Industrial Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Commercial Vehicle Group, Standex International, and Columbus Mckinnon.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Woodward is a Hold with an average price target of $126.00, a 13.5% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Truist Financial also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $110.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $130.75 and a one-year low of $73.23. Currently, Woodward has an average volume of 268.5K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 36 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of WWD in relation to earlier this year. Most recently, in June 2021, Christopher Fawzy, the VP, Gen Counsel & Corp Sec of WWD sold 9,000 shares for a total of $1,152,000.

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Woodward, Inc. engages in the provision of control system solutions and components for the aerospace and industrial markets. It operates through the Aerospace and Industrial segment. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion control. The Industrial segment includes the design and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, fluids, gases, electricity, motion, and combustion. The company was founded by Amos W. Woodward in 1870 and is headquartered in Fort Collins, CO.