Next Century Growth Investors Has Raised Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) Stake; 3 Analysts Covering Woodward (WWD)

November 14, 2017 - By Stephen Andrade

Among 9 analysts covering Woodward Governor (NASDAQ:WWD), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Woodward Governor had 25 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. The firm has “Mkt Perform” rating by Barrington Research given on Friday, September 16. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Tuesday, September 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by Cowen & Co on Thursday, October 19. As per Monday, July 17, the company rating was maintained by Cowen & Co. The stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, June 23 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $73.0 target in Friday, August 25 report. The rating was maintained by Cowen & Co with “Hold” on Monday, July 24. Suntrust Robinson initiated the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 19 report. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $70 target in Friday, July 15 report. See Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) latest ratings:

09/11/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $77.0
27/10/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0 Maintain
26/10/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Perform Old Target: $82 Downgrade
19/10/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0 Maintain
26/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0 Maintain
25/08/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0 Maintain
14/08/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $73.0000 Maintain
25/07/2017 Broker: Oppenheimer Rating: Buy New Target: $80.0000 Maintain
24/07/2017 Broker: Cowen & Co Rating: Hold New Target: $62.0000 Maintain




Next Century Growth Investors Llc increased Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) stake by 73.16% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Next Century Growth Investors Llc acquired 11,476 shares as Vulcan Materials Co (VMC)’s stock rose 5.55%. The Next Century Growth Investors Llc holds 27,163 shares with $3.44M value, up from 15,687 last quarter. Vulcan Materials Co now has $16.30B valuation. The stock declined 0.61% or $0.76 reaching $123.23 on the news. About 20,240 shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has risen 10.59% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.11% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.32, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 28 investors sold Woodward Inc shares while 86 reduced holdings. 28 funds opened positions while 74 raised stakes. 43.20 million shares or 0.86% more from 42.83 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ing Groep Nv has 6,709 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Nomura Holdg accumulated 8,310 shares. Mason Street Advsr Lc holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 26,939 shares. Teachers Retirement Sys Of The State Of Kentucky accumulated 10,250 shares. Moreover, New York State Teachers Retirement Sys has 0.02% invested in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Gsa Capital Prns Ltd Liability Partnership accumulated 3,546 shares or 0.02% of the stock. 6,000 were reported by Stonebridge Advsr. Federated Investors Pa owns 28,073 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Shell Asset Mngmt Com reported 16,189 shares. Old Second Bancshares Of Aurora holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 1,400 shares. Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc invested in 175,642 shares. Capstone Asset Co owns 6,732 shares. Champlain Partners Limited Liability Co, a Us-based fund reported 1.05 million shares. 449,055 are owned by Lazard Asset. Pacad Invest Limited holds 0.04% or 4,142 shares in its portfolio.

Woodward, Inc. is an independent designer, maker and service well-known provider of energy control and optimization solutions. The company has market cap of $4.89 billion. The Firm designs, produces and services energy control products for various applications. It has a 25.28 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Aerospace and Industrial.

About 2,106 shares traded. Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 22.55% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.85% the S&P500.

Next Century Growth Investors Llc decreased Cognex Corporation (NASDAQ:CGNX) stake by 102,711 shares to 157,362 valued at $13.36M in 2017Q2. It also reduced Adr stake by 78,118 shares and now owns 378,285 shares. K2m Group Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:KTWO) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 9 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 69% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 32 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was initiated on Thursday, June 9 by Alembic. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus with “Buy” on Monday, May 16. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Bank of America. As per Thursday, November 2, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Friday, August 14 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Thursday, November 19 by Argus Research. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, July 24 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has “Buy” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, October 26. The stock has “Buy” rating by Stifel Nicolaus on Wednesday, August 23. Goldman Sachs maintained it with “Buy” rating and $146 target in Wednesday, June 8 report.

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