Wells Fargo Maintains Their Hold Rating on Woodward (WWD)

Wells Fargo analyst Matthew Akers maintained a Hold rating on Woodward (WWDResearch Report) today and set a price target of $117.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $109.70.

According to, Akers is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.8% and a 66.7% success rate. Akers covers the Technology sector, focusing on stocks such as L3Harris Technologies, Raytheon Technologies, and Science Applications.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Woodward is a Hold with an average price target of $122.33, which is a 10.3% upside from current levels. In a report released today, Cowen & Co. also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $125.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $130.75 and a one-year low of $101.28. Currently, Woodward has an average volume of 503.9K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 17 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 March 2022, Thomas Gendron, the President & CEO of WWD sold 70,895 shares for a total of $8,662,418.

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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.

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