Woodward, Inc. (WWD) At $73.51 Forms Top; Aar (AIR) Shorts Raised By 6.19%

February 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Aar Corp (NYSE:AIR) had an increase of 6.19% in short interest. AIR’s SI was 1.11M shares in February as released by FINRA. Its up 6.19% from 1.04M shares previously. With 244,000 avg volume, 5 days are for Aar Corp (NYSE:AIR)’s short sellers to cover AIR’s short positions. The SI to Aar Corp’s float is 3.49%. The stock increased 0.38% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $42.66. About 302,284 shares traded or 9.68% up from the average. AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) has risen 46.02% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 29.32% the S&P500.

Woodward, Inc. (WWD) formed multiple top with $80.13 target or 9.00% above today’s $73.51 share price. Woodward, Inc. (WWD) has $4.50B valuation. The stock decreased 0.55% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $73.51. About 499,552 shares traded. Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 22.55% since February 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.85% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.03 in Q3 2017. Its up 0.14, from 0.89 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 25 investors sold Woodward, Inc. shares while 72 reduced holdings. 24 funds opened positions while 76 raised stakes. 43.37 million shares or 0.39% more from 43.20 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 2,190 shares. Ls Investment Ltd Liability has invested 0.06% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Wesbanco Bankshares holds 0.01% or 2,615 shares. Arizona State Retirement Sys reported 0.03% stake. Metropolitan Life Insurance has invested 0.04% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Pennsylvania Trust has invested 0.04% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). D E Shaw & owns 0% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 12,687 shares. Moreover, Crawford Inv Counsel has 0.13% invested in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) for 52,880 shares. Ohio-based Victory Cap Management has invested 0.11% in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). Keybank Association Oh owns 14,400 shares. Jpmorgan Chase & reported 100,144 shares. Stonebridge Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 5,500 shares. Schwab Charles Investment Management reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD). 820 were accumulated by Fuller & Thaler Asset Management.

Among 10 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Woodward Governor had 28 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. As per Monday, January 8, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 25. As per Friday, June 23, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, July 13 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. On Monday, December 11 the stock rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Hold”. On Thursday, January 19 the stock rating was initiated by Suntrust Robinson with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, July 17. Maxim Group maintained Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) rating on Wednesday, November 11. Maxim Group has “Buy” rating and $60 target.

Since September 1, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $127,080 activity. 1,800 shares were sold by HALBROOK JOHN A, worth $127,080.

Analysts await Woodward, Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) to report earnings on April, 18. They expect $0.80 earnings per share, up 33.33% or $0.20 from last year’s $0.6 per share. WWD’s profit will be $49.02M for 22.97 P/E if the $0.80 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.53 actual earnings per share reported by Woodward, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 50.94% EPS growth.

AAR CORP. provides products and services to commercial aviation, government, and defense markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $1.46 billion. The companyÂ’s Aviation Services segment offers aftermarket support and services; inventory management and distribution services; and maintenance, repair, and overhaul, as well as engineering services. It has a 64.93 P/E ratio. This segment also sells and leases new, overhauled, and repaired engine and airframe parts and components; and provides inventory and repair programs, warranty claim management, and outsourcing programs for engine and airframe parts and components, as well as performance logistics programs in support of the U.S.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.5 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.19, from 1.31 in 2017Q2. It increased, as 13 investors sold AAR Corp. shares while 43 reduced holdings. 33 funds opened positions while 51 raised stakes. 30.06 million shares or 0.02% more from 30.06 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Credit Suisse Ag owns 50,899 shares. Verition Fund Management Limited Liability Corporation holds 12,295 shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. State Street Corp reported 1.19 million shares. Ameritas Prtn stated it has 2,738 shares. Advsrs Asset has 40,227 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Vanguard Gp has 2.99 million shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Aperio Gp Ltd Liability Company reported 14,518 shares or 0% of all its holdings. 74,620 are owned by Monarch Ptnrs Asset Limited Liability Com. Gabelli Funds Limited Co holds 25,000 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Rhumbline Advisers reported 0.01% in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Marcato Management Limited Partnership invested 6.06% of its portfolio in AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR). Paloma Prtnrs Management Communication accumulated 9,923 shares. Cwm Lc holds 19 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Brandywine Global Investment Mgmt invested in 0.04% or 152,781 shares. Macquarie Group Inc, Australia-based fund reported 3,800 shares.

Among 7 analysts covering AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR), 7 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. AAR Corp. had 21 analyst reports since December 22, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Seaport Global upgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Tuesday, January 16 report. Noble Financial maintained AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) on Thursday, August 10 with “Buy” rating. The stock of AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, December 22 by Noble Financial. The stock has “Hold” rating by Canaccord Genuity on Wednesday, October 11. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, September 20 by Noble Financial. Seaport Global initiated AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity initiated AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) rating on Wednesday, September 6. Canaccord Genuity has “Hold” rating and $40 target. The rating was maintained by Canaccord Genuity with “Hold” on Thursday, January 11. The stock of AAR Corp. (NYSE:AIR) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, July 12 by Noble Financial. Noble Financial maintained the shares of AIR in report on Thursday, November 2 with “Buy” rating.

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