Black Creek Investment Management Boosted Its Woodward (WWD) Holding; Vishay Precision Group (VPG) Has 1.56 Sentiment

November 14, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Vishay Precision Group, Inc. is a designer, maker and marketer of sensors and sensor measurement systems, as well as specialty resistors and strain gages. The company has market cap of $340.93 million. The Firm operates through three business divisions: Foil Technology Products, Force Sensors, and Weighing and Control Systems. It has a 26.78 P/E ratio. The Company’s Foil Technology Products segment includes foil resistor and strain gage operating divisions.

Black Creek Investment Management Inc increased Woodward Inc (WWD) stake by 127.47% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Black Creek Investment Management Inc acquired 409,940 shares as Woodward Inc (WWD)’s stock declined 5.03%. The Black Creek Investment Management Inc holds 731,527 shares with $49.44 million value, up from 321,587 last quarter. Woodward Inc now has $4.80 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.55% or $1.23 during the last trading session, reaching $78.31. About 407,642 shares traded or 51.60% up from the average. Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has risen 22.55% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 5.85% the S&P500.

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 stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 19 by Cowen & Co. The stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Perform” rating by Oppenheimer on Thursday, October 26. The stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 19 by SunTrust. Cowen & Co maintained the shares of WWD in report on Monday, July 24 with “Hold” rating. Oppenheimer maintained Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) on Monday, August 14 with “Buy” rating. Cowen & Co initiated the shares of WWD in report on Monday, September 14 with “Market Perform” rating. The stock of Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) earned “Buy” rating by Maxim Group on Friday, July 15. Oppenheimer initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Thursday, July 13 report. Oppenheimer maintained the shares of WWD in report on Tuesday, July 25 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Wednesday, November 11 with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.32, from 1.21 in 2017Q1. It worsened, as 28 investors sold WWD 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. State Treasurer State Of Michigan holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 22,700 shares. Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited owns 8,431 shares. 184,174 are owned by Century Cos. Gemmer Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 147 shares. Pacad Investment Limited reported 4,142 shares. Pnc Services Incorporated owns 0% invested in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 2,368 shares. Voya Ltd reported 777,981 shares. Manufacturers Life Ins The has 119,904 shares. Oregon Pub Employees Retirement Fund has 0.02% invested in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD) for 20,906 shares. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Company, Pennsylvania-based fund reported 13,102 shares. Shell Asset Mngmt has invested 0.03% in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky reported 0.01% in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Texas Permanent School Fund owns 40,262 shares or 0.04% of their US portfolio. Ls Inv Advsr Limited Liability Co has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Woodward Inc (NASDAQ:WWD). Crawford Investment Counsel Incorporated owns 50,120 shares or 0.12% of their US portfolio.

The stock decreased 1.35% or $0.35 on November 14, reaching $25.65. About 81,734 shares traded or 151.28% up from the average. Vishay Precision Group Inc (VPG) has risen 37.69% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 20.99% the S&P500.

Nokomis Capital L.L.C. holds 9.85% of its portfolio in Vishay Precision Group Inc for 1.94 million shares. Harvey Partners Llc owns 215,000 shares or 4.26% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Golden Gate Private Equity Inc. has 2.17% invested in the company for 244,862 shares. The New York-based Shufro Rose & Co Llc has invested 1.2% in the stock. Thomson Horstmann & Bryant Inc, a Connecticut-based fund reported 311,554 shares.

Analysts await Vishay Precision Group Inc (NYSE:VPG) to report earnings on February, 20. They expect $0.28 EPS, up 7.69% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.26 per share. VPG’s profit will be $3.72M for 22.90 P/E if the $0.28 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.27 actual EPS reported by Vishay Precision Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 3.70% EPS growth.

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