|Bid||0.00 x 800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1300|
|Day's Range||114.23 - 117.50|
|52 Week Range||46.51 - 127.91|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||1.74|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||32.48|
|Earnings Date||May 03, 2021 - May 07, 2021|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||0.65 (0.56%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Feb 19, 2021|
|1y Target Est||127.14|
Woodward (WWD) reported earnings 30 days ago. What's next for the stock? We take a look at earnings estimates for some clues.
Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) declared a dividend payable on March 8, 2021 to its shareholders as of February 1, 2021. It was also announced that shareholders of Woodward's stock as of February 22, 2021 are entitled to the dividend. The stock is expected to become ex-dividend 1 business day(s) before the record date. Woodward has an ex-dividend date set for for February 19, 2021. The company's current dividend payout is $0.16, which equates to a dividend yield of 0.58% at current price levels. What Are Ex-Dividend Dates? An ex-dividend date is when a company's shares stop trading with its current dividend payout in preparation for the company to announce a new one. Usually, a company's ex-dividend date falls one business day before its record date. Investors should keep this in mind when purchasing stocks because buying them on or after ex-dividend dates does not qualify them to receive the declared payment. Newly declared dividends go to shareholders who have owned that stock before the ex-dividend date. Typically, companies will announce and implement new dividend yields on a quarterly basis. Understanding Woodward's Dividend Performance Over the past year, Woodward has seen its dividend payouts and yields descend downward overall. Last year on February 14, 2020 the company's payout sat at $0.28, which has since decreased by $0.12. Woodward's dividend yield last year was 0.95%, which has since declined by 0.37%. Companies use dividend yields in different strategic ways. Some companies may opt to not give yields altogether to reinvest in themselves. Other companies may opt to increase or decrease their yield amounts to control how their shares circulate throughout the stock market. Click here to find details on Woodward's previous dividends. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaEx-Dividend Date Insight: Louisiana-PacificAnalyzing Atmos Energy's Ex-Dividend Date© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.
Over the past three months, shares of Woodward (NASDAQ:WWD) rose by 30.15%. Before we understand the importance of debt, let us look at how much debt Woodward has. Woodward's Debt Based on Woodward's financial statement as of November 20, 2020, long-term debt is at $736.85 million and current debt is at $101.63 million, amounting to $838.48 million in total debt. Adjusted for $153.27 million in cash-equivalents, the company's net debt is at $685.21 million. Let's define some of the terms we used in the paragraph above. Current debt is the portion of a company's debt which is due within 1 year, while long-term debt is the portion due in more than 1 year. Cash equivalents include cash and any liquid securities with maturity periods of 90 days or less. Total debt equals current debt plus long-term debt minus cash equivalents. To understand the degree of financial leverage a company has, investors look at the debt ratio. Considering Woodward's $3.90 billion in total assets, the debt-ratio is at 0.21. As a rule of thumb, a debt-ratio more than one indicates that a considerable portion of debt is funded by assets. A higher debt-ratio can also imply that the company might be putting itself at risk for default, if interest rates were to increase. However, debt-ratios vary widely across different industries. A debt ratio of 40% might be higher for one industry and average for another. Importance Of Debt Besides equity, debt is an important factor in the capital structure of a company, and contributes to its growth. Due to its lower financing cost compared to equity, it becomes an attractive option for executives trying to raise capital. Interest-payment obligations can impact the cash-flow of the company. Equity owners can keep excess profit, generated from the debt capital, when companies use the debt capital for its business operations. Looking for stocks with low debt-to-equity ratios? Check out Benzinga Pro, a market research platform which provides investors with near-instantaneous access to dozens of stock metrics - including debt-to-equity ratio. Click here to learn more. See more from BenzingaClick here for options trades from BenzingaRecap: Woodward Q1 EarningsEarnings Scheduled For February 1, 2021© 2021 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.