Woodward, Inc. (WWD) Analysts See $1.02 EPS; 13D Management Decreased Armstrong World Inds New (AWI) Position By $1.82 Million

June 20, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

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13D Management Llc decreased Armstrong World Inds Inc New (AWI) stake by 13.97% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. 13D Management Llc sold 32,464 shares as Armstrong World Inds Inc New (AWI)’s stock rose 3.47%. The 13D Management Llc holds 199,971 shares with $11.26M value, down from 232,435 last quarter. Armstrong World Inds Inc New now has $3.32B valuation. The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.2 during the last trading session, reaching $64. About 280,992 shares traded. Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) has risen 47.88% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 35.31% the S&P500. Some Historical AWI News: ; 30/04/2018 – Armstrong World 1Q Loss/Shr 25c; 12/03/2018 – LAUNCHED EQUITY OFFERINGS: AWI BL AQUA HLI MC EYE SABR; 17/05/2018 – Research Report Identifies Armstrong World Industries, Empire State Realty Trust, Alder BioPharmaceuticals, Cadence, World Wres; 14/03/2018 – New Research: Key Drivers of Growth for Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Armstrong World Industries, Banco Latinoamericano de Comercio Ext; 15/05/2018 – Valueact Adds SLM, Exits Microsoft, Cuts Armstrong World: 13F; 15/05/2018 – VALUEACT REDUCED AWI, CBRE IN 1Q: 13F; 30/04/2018 – ARMSTRONG WORLD RAISING FY EPS GUIDANCE TO $3.60 TO $3.82; 30/04/2018 – ARMSTRONG WORLD REAFFIRMING FY GUIDANCE OF 5%-7% REV GROWTH; 30/04/2018 – Correct: Armstrong World 1Q EPS 51c; 30/04/2018 – ARMSTRONG WORLD REAFFIRMING GREATER THAN 10% ADJ EBITDA GROWTH

Analysts expect Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) to report $1.02 EPS on July, 23.They anticipate $0.17 EPS change or 20.00% from last quarter’s $0.85 EPS. WWD’s profit would be $62.75M giving it 19.08 P/E if the $1.02 EPS is correct. After having $0.82 EPS previously, Woodward, Inc.’s analysts see 24.39% EPS growth. The stock decreased 1.31% or $1.03 during the last trading session, reaching $77.86. About 232,460 shares traded. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 8.91% since June 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 3.66% the S&P500. Some Historical WWD News: ; 23/04/2018 – Woodward Inc Sees FY18 EPS $3-EPS $3.20; 16/04/2018 – ADVANCED PROTEOME THERAPEUTICS CORP – APPOINTMENTS OF JOHN R. GARRETT AND PAUL WOODWARD TO BOARD; 09/04/2018 – ROLLS-ROYCE HOLDINGS – AGREEMENT SIGNED TO SELL L’ORANGE TO WOODWARD INC; 16/04/2018 – Michigan PSC: M-1 (Woodward Avenue) repairs planned between 14 Mile Road and Quarton Road; 23/04/2018 – Woodward Inc 2Q Adj EPS 82c; 30/05/2018 – Woodward Closes Above 200-Day Moving Average: Technicals; 09/04/2018 – Rolls-Royce and Woodward, Inc. Announce Agreement for Woodward to Acquire L’Orange, a World Class Fuel Injection Systems Technology Company; 09/04/2018 – Woodward: L’Orange Deal Expected to Close by End 2Q 2018, Subject to German Antitrust Authorities’ Clearance; 09/04/2018 – Woodward Is Exploring Various Options With Respect to the Duarte Property and Believes That a Gain Will Be Realized Upon Its Disposition; 23/05/2018 – CHORUS SAYS GENERAL MANAGER SALES NICK WOODWARD TO LEAVE

Among 12 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. Woodward Governor had 33 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Friday, August 25 with “Hold”. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Monday, July 24. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. The company was maintained on Monday, April 23 by Jefferies. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Thursday, January 19. Oppenheimer initiated it with “Buy” rating and $8200 target in Thursday, July 13 report. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Monday, January 8. Jefferies maintained the shares of WWD in report on Friday, June 23 with “Hold” rating. Maxim Group maintained Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) rating on Friday, July 15. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $70 target.

Since April 26, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 6 selling transactions for $7.02 million activity. $869,991 worth of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) was sold by DONOVAN PAUL. Preiss Chad Robert sold $533,553 worth of stock or 7,000 shares. $293,011 worth of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) shares were sold by Taylor Matthew Freeman. Shares for $4.54M were sold by GENDRON THOMAS A on Tuesday, May 8. 3,800 Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) shares with value of $276,369 were sold by COHN JOHN D. On Monday, April 30 Weber Robert F Jr sold $510,109 worth of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) or 7,000 shares.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.13 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.10, from 1.23 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 33 investors sold Woodward, Inc. shares while 74 reduced holdings. 40 funds opened positions while 81 raised stakes. 43.23 million shares or 1.30% less from 43.80 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Aperio Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.01% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 25,053 shares. Hudson Bay Capital Management Limited Partnership accumulated 0.1% or 68,232 shares. Arrowmark Colorado Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.32% or 439,882 shares. Commonwealth Of Pennsylvania School Empls Retrmt has invested 0.01% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Bank Of The West owns 5,254 shares. Nicholas Inv Ptnrs Lp accumulated 0.23% or 44,062 shares. Thrivent Fin For Lutherans invested in 0% or 12,463 shares. Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership has invested 0.08% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc owns 1.44 million shares or 0.56% of their US portfolio. Zacks Inv Mngmt stated it has 0.1% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Proshare Advsr Ltd Liability has invested 0.01% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Mutual Of America Capital Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.07% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Chilton Investment Co Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 46,402 shares. Champlain Inv Partners Ltd invested in 1.23M shares or 0.95% of the stock. Geode Mngmt invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD).

Woodward, Inc. designs, manufactures, and services energy control and optimization solutions for the aerospace, industrial, and energy markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $4.79 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 helicopters, as well as in military fixed-wing aircrafts and rotorcrafts, weapons, and defense systems. It has a 28.64 P/E ratio. It also offers aftermarket repair, overhaul, and other services to commercial airlines, turbine original equipment maker repair facilities, military depots, third party repair shops, and other end users.

More recent Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Consolidated Research: 2018 Summary Expectations for B. Riley Financial, Woodward, Sientra, NL Industries …” on May 29, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “Woodward Announces Completion of L’Orange Acquisition” on June 04, 2018. 9News.com‘s news article titled: “Colorado aerospace company completes Rolls-Royce unit purchase” with publication date: June 04, 2018 was also an interesting one.

Since March 12, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 2 selling transactions for $141.78 million activity. ValueAct Holdings – L.P. sold $140.06M worth of stock. On Wednesday, June 6 the insider Cookson David S sold $1.72 million.

13D Management Llc increased Alliance Data Systems Corp (NYSE:ADS) stake by 4,402 shares to 46,100 valued at $9.81M in 2018Q1. It also upped Ericsson (NASDAQ:ERIC) stake by 176,930 shares and now owns 1.85 million shares. Perrigo Co Plc (NYSE:PRGO) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.41, from 1.31 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 27 investors sold AWI shares while 64 reduced holdings. 25 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 52.88 million shares or 0.68% less from 53.24 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Great Lakes has invested 0.16% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). Moreover, Golden Gate Private Equity has 3.9% invested in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) for 83,750 shares. 1.99 million are held by London Of Virginia. Jpmorgan Chase & Company stated it has 8,233 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Co reported 8,599 shares. Clarivest Asset Limited Liability reported 0% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI). New York State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.02% in Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) or 292,867 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp accumulated 1.26M shares or 0.03% of the stock. Tudor Corp Et Al has 9,456 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd accumulated 15,973 shares. Steinberg Asset Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 14,820 shares. Millennium Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 0.05% or 703,074 shares. Massachusetts Services Com Ma reported 0.01% stake. Icon Advisers Inc reported 14,100 shares stake. Freestone Cap Holdings Ltd Company reported 14,071 shares.

Among 17 analysts covering Armstrong World Industries (NYSE:AWI), 5 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 29% are positive. Armstrong World Industries had 38 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of AWI in report on Tuesday, October 24 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Friday, October 23 by Macquarie Research. Deutsche Bank maintained Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) rating on Wednesday, August 2. Deutsche Bank has “Buy” rating and $53 target. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, September 23 by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy” on Friday, October 27. On Tuesday, October 13 the stock rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with “Equal-Weight”. On Wednesday, April 4 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Neutral”. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 19. The stock of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) earned “Neutral” rating by Citigroup on Friday, October 20. The stock of Armstrong World Industries, Inc. (NYSE:AWI) earned “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Monday, February 26.

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