Boston Partners acquired a new stake in shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor acquired 16,595 shares of the technology company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,275,000.

Several other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in WWD. Fisher Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock during the 1st quarter valued at about $217,000. Zions Bancorporation purchased a new stake in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock during the 1st quarter valued at about $262,000. Diversified Trust Co boosted its holdings in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock by 48.3% during the 1st quarter. Diversified Trust Co now owns 4,300 shares of the technology company’s stock valued at $308,000 after acquiring an additional 1,400 shares during the period. Oakbrook Investments LLC purchased a new stake in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock during the 2nd quarter valued at about $323,000. Finally, First Foundation Advisors purchased a new stake in Woodward, Inc.Common Stock during the 1st quarter valued at about $456,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 73.68% of the company’s stock.

In other news, insider Chad Robert Preiss sold 4,812 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.79, for a total value of $388,761.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 21,812 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,762,191.48. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Paul Donovan sold 11,400 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $76.32, for a total value of $870,048.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 49,734 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,795,698.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 40,324 shares of company stock valued at $3,175,506 in the last three months. Corporate insiders own 6.17% of the company’s stock.

WWD has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 27th. BidaskClub cut Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 1st. ValuEngine upgraded Woodward, Inc.Common Stock from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, July 12th. Barrington Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Friday, July 13th. Finally, Wood & Company reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Woodward, Inc.Common Stock in a report on Monday, July 30th. Eight research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $80.00.

NASDAQ WWD opened at $79.24 on Friday. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock has a fifty-two week low of $67.04 and a fifty-two week high of $89.30. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.83, a current ratio of 2.11 and a quick ratio of 1.01. The company has a market capitalization of $4.99 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.08, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.73 and a beta of 1.31.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock (NASDAQ:WWD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, July 30th. The technology company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.00 by $0.12. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock had a return on equity of 15.40% and a net margin of 7.59%. The business had revenue of $588.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $578.51 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.4% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Woodward, Inc.Common Stock will post 3.79 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 4th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 21st will be given a $0.142 dividend. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, August 20th. Woodward, Inc.Common Stock’s dividend payout ratio is currently 18.04%.

Woodward, Inc.Common Stock Profile

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 segments. The Aerospace segment designs, manufactures, and services systems and products for the management of fuel, air, combustion and motion control.

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