Is Woodward Inc Undervalued Following the Latest Insider Buy?

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Aug 07, 2022
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The latest data from GuruFocus shows that CEO and President N/A bought 500 shares of Woodward Inc (WWD) on 2022-08-03. 0C000009Q1.png

When insiders buy shares of their company’s stock, it can often be a positive sign. It could signal that insiders are turning bullish on the future of their company. Insiders know far more about their company than the general public does, so it is worth paying attention to their trades. With this in mind, let’s take a look at this insider buy to see if Woodward Inc deserves the attention of investors.

Charles Blankenship’s trades

Over the past year, Charles Blankenship has purchased 0 shares in total.

This means that Charles Blankenship has been buying their company’s stock over the long term. This could be a positive sign for the stock’s future.

Insider trends

Some investors may wonder whether one insider’s buys are that important. Are other insiders buying the stock as well, or are other insiders selling?

The insider transaction history for Woodward Inc shows than there have been 5 insiders buys in total over the past year. Meanwhile, there have been 7 insider sells over the same timeframe.

Although Charles Blankenship has been buying shares recently, it seems that most of their peers are selling. However, insiders sell for many reasons. Maybe they need the cash, or maybe they are trying to lower their taxes. High insider selling could be a bad sign or a neutral sign, depending on the reason for the sales.

Valuation

Shares of Woodward Inc were trading for $95.23 apice on the day of Charles Blankenship’s recent buy. This gives the stock a market cap of $5775.229 Millions.

The price-earnings ratio is 36.49, which is higher than the industry median of 28.17 and higher than the company’s historical median price-earnings ratio.

With a price of $95.23 and a GuruFocus Value $108.45, Woodward Inc has a price-to-GF-Value ratio of 0.88. This means the stock is {SIGNIFICANTLY OVERVALUED / MODESTLY OVERVALUED / FAIRLY VALUED / MODESTLY UNDERVALUED / SIGNIFICANTLY UNDERVALUED / A POSSIBLE VALUE TRAP} based on its GF Value.

Please note, the numbers and facts quoted are as of the writing of this article and may not factor in the latest trading data or company announcements.

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  • Insider Cluster Buys: Stocks that multiple company officers and directors have bought.
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  • Triple Buys: Companies that both Gurus and Insiders are buying, and Company is buying back.

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