What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts are very bullish on this stock, unanimously backing it as a buy. Analysts like Woodward better than competitor Generac Holdings overall. Two out of seven analysts rate Generac Holdings a buy compared to eight of eight for Woodward. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $465.6 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 13% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.55 per share. Estimates range from $0.53 to $0.57.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 98.7% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars with 98% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools have embraced Woodward and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 139 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Woodward's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Woodward's profit has risen year over year by an average of 21.1% over the past five quarters. Revenue has now gone up for three straight quarters.
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