Woodward (WWD) Investors: Cowen & Co. Reaffirms Hold Rating, Sees $62.0000/Share; Raymond James & Associates Has Trimmed Cedar Fair LP (FUN) Position By $999,488

July 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Among 9 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 5 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Woodward Governor has $8200 highest and $45 lowest target. $69.80’s average target is 0.19% above currents $69.67 stock price. Woodward Governor had 14 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Suntrust Robinson initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. The stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Market Perform” rating given on Monday, September 14 by Cowen & Co. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by SunTrust. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70 target in Friday, July 15 report. On Wednesday, November 11 the stock rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, July 13 by Oppenheimer. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7300 target in Friday, June 23 report. Barrington Research initiated the shares of WWD in report on Friday, September 16 with “Mkt Perform” rating.

Raymond James & Associates decreased Cedar Fair LP (FUN) stake by 7.17% reported in 2016Q4 SEC filing. Raymond James & Associates sold 15,617 shares as Cedar Fair LP (FUN)’s stock rose 6.08%. The Raymond James & Associates holds 202,209 shares with $12.98 million value, down from 217,826 last quarter. Cedar Fair LP now has $3.94 billion valuation. The stock rose 0.04% or $0.03 reaching $70.9. About 15,648 shares traded. Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) has risen 22.21% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.51% the S&P500.

About 36,805 shares traded. Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 22.55% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.85% the S&P500.

Since January 26, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 7 sales for $7.28 million activity. Fawzy Christopher also sold $722,800 worth of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) on Thursday, January 26. 8,200 shares were sold by HALBROOK JOHN A, worth $582,610 on Thursday, March 2. Weber Robert F Jr sold $498,710 worth of stock or 7,500 shares. 26,000 shares valued at $1.87 million were sold by Glass Martin Val on Wednesday, March 1. RULSEH JAMES R also sold $245,490 worth of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) on Thursday, February 16. Preiss Chad Robert had sold 3,400 shares worth $238,091 on Monday, February 6. 45,000 shares valued at $3.12M were sold by GENDRON THOMAS A on Friday, January 27.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in 2016 Q4. Its up 0.38, from 0.89 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 12 investors sold Woodward Inc shares while 83 reduced holdings. 43 funds opened positions while 78 raised stakes. 42.17 million shares or 6.64% less from 45.17 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 36,165 were reported by Mackenzie Fincl. Great West Life Assurance Can has 0.01% invested in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 31,278 shares. Regions Fincl Corp has 0.01% invested in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 11,652 shares. Mason Street Advsrs, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 25,885 shares. New York State Common Retirement Fund owns 157,878 shares. Us Bankshares De invested 0% in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). 26,804 were reported by Blackrock Incorporated. Asset Mgmt Inc holds 3,341 shares. Ruane Cunniff & Goldfarb Inc holds 10,401 shares. Eulav Asset Management invested 0.38% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Loomis Sayles And Lp invested 0% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Nj State Employees Deferred Compensation Plan stated it has 0.27% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Retirement Of Alabama holds 0.03% or 71,622 shares in its portfolio. 172,913 were reported by Tiaa Cref Mgmt Llc. Paloma Partners Management holds 15,792 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio.

Analysts await Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) to report earnings on July, 24 after the close. They expect $0.77 earnings per share, down 4.94% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.81 per share. WWD’s profit will be $48.63M for 22.62 P/E if the $0.77 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.60 actual earnings per share reported by Woodward Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 28.33% EPS growth.

Woodward, Inc. is an independent designer, maker and service well-known provider of energy control and optimization solutions. The company has market cap of $4.40 billion. The Firm designs, produces and services energy control products for various applications. It has a 22.23 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Aerospace and Industrial.

Among 9 analysts covering Cedar Fair (NYSE:FUN), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Cedar Fair had 15 analyst reports since August 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, February 16 by FBR Capital. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 9 by Macquarie Research. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, August 24 by Hilliard Lyons. Macquarie Research upgraded Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) on Friday, July 8 to “Outperform” rating. The firm earned “Outperform” rating on Thursday, February 18 by FBR Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, September 16 by Janney Capital. The firm has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs given on Monday, June 19. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, April 21 by Stifel Nicolaus. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 25 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was initiated by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Thursday, April 6.

Analysts await Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) to report earnings on August, 2 before the open. They expect $1.03 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $1.03 per share. FUN’s profit will be $57.24M for 17.21 P/E if the $1.03 EPS becomes a reality. After $-1.13 actual EPS reported by Cedar Fair, L.P. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -191.15% EPS growth.

Raymond James & Associates increased Liberty Media Corp Delaware stake by 19,857 shares to 345,445 valued at $11.72 million in 2016Q4. It also upped Alphabet Inc stake by 11,033 shares and now owns 183,665 shares. Novartis A G (NYSE:NVS) was raised too.

Since March 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 selling transactions for $1.57 million activity. On Tuesday, May 16 the insider Ouimet Matthew A sold $1.05M. Shares for $146,220 were sold by Hoffman David R. on Thursday, June 15. 5,419 Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) shares with value of $371,093 were sold by SEMMELROTH KELLEY.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.1 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.71, from 1.81 in 2016Q3. It dived, as 24 investors sold FUN shares while 48 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 52 raised stakes. 27.66 million shares or 2.01% more from 27.12 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. 53 were accumulated by Architects. New York-based Epoch Inv Prns has invested 0.1% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Nwq Com Lc holds 89,020 shares or 0.08% of its portfolio. Pennsylvania-based First National Tru Communications has invested 0.13% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Geneva Advisors Ltd Com invested in 0.01% or 4,033 shares. Neuberger Berman Gru Limited Com stated it has 0.51% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Ftb reported 46 shares stake. Allianz Asset Ag reported 467,855 shares. Tdam Usa owns 16,916 shares. Next Group Inc has invested 0% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Weatherly Asset Lp has 0.09% invested in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Reilly Fincl Ltd Com reported 0.01% in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Schulhoff Communications reported 27,195 shares. Osterweis Cap Mgmt has invested 1.85% of its portfolio in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN). Moreover, Landscape Capital Mngmt Limited Liability has 0.15% invested in Cedar Fair, L.P. (NYSE:FUN) for 17,234 shares.

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