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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD)?

The company in question is, Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) currently with a stock price of 59.58 (0.66% today). The market cap for Woodward, Inc. is 3719.5, and is in the sector Industrial Goods, and Aerospace/Defense Products & Services industry. The target price for Woodward, Inc. is 59.75. Currently Woodward, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 22.45, and a forward P/E of 18.27. Average volume for Woodward, Inc. is 224.23 and so far today it is 194906.

Performance in the last year for Woodward, Inc. has been 37.96%. For EPS growth, Woodward, Inc. has seen a growth of 12.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.68%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 11.60% over the last five years and could be 13.74% for the next five years. Woodward, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 22.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.38%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 9.11%.

Since the IPO date for Woodward, Inc. on the 5/30/1996, Woodward, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 19.93%. With Woodward, Inc. trading at 59.58, the dividend yield is 0.74%, and the EPS is 2.64.

So could Woodward, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.45. The PEG is 1.63, P/S is 1.86 and the P/B is at 3.13. The P/cash is 31.49, with P/free cash flow at 13.79.

Woodward, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 2.1, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.59, and total debt/equity at 0.68.

In terms of margins, Woodward, Inc. has a gross margin of 27.20%, an operating margin of 11.60% and a profit margin of 8.40%.Payout ratio for Woodward, Inc. is 15.60%. Return on assets come to 6.50% with return on investment coming to 10.20%.

Insider ownership for Woodward, Inc., is at 0.60% and institutional ownership comes to 77.80%. Outstanding shares are at 62.84. While shares float is 54.88. The float short is currently 4.70%, and short ratio is 11.5.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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