Is There A Value in The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) And Woodward Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD)

The shares of The Howard Hughes Corporation (NYSE:HHC) has been pegged with a rating of Buy by Jefferies in its latest research note that was published on July 02, 2018. The Financial company has also assigned a $170 price target. Jefferies wasn’t the only research firm that published a report of The Howard Hughes Corporation, with other equities research analysts also giving their opinion on the stock. Citigroup advised investors in its research note published on June 19, 2018, to Buy the HHC stock while also putting a $160 price target. The stock had earned Buy rating from Sandler O’Neill Markets when it published its report on June 01, 2018. The stock was given Buy rating by BWS Financial in its report released on June 08, 2017, the day when the price target on the stock was placed at 150. Sandler O’Neill was of a view that HHC is Hold in its latest report on March 30, 2017. CJS Securities thinks that HHC is worth Market Outperform rating.

Amongst the analysts that rated the stock, 0 have recommended investors to sell it, 0 believe it has the potential for further growth, thus rating it as Hold while 2 advised investors to purchase the stock. The consensus currently stands at a Buy while its average price target is $139.67. The price of the stock the last time has raised by 25.36% from its 52-Week high price while it is -67.51% than its 52-Week low price. A look at the stock’s other technical shows that its 14-day RSI now stands at 22.18.

The shares of the company added by 17.52% during the trading session on Tuesday, reaching a low of $39.03 while ending the day at $44.00. During the trading session, a total of 937722.0 shares were traded which represents a -272.72% decline from the average session volume which is 251590.0 shares. HHC had ended its last session trading at $37.44. The Howard Hughes Corporation currently has a market cap of $2.04 billion, while its P/E ratio stands at 25.78, while its P/E earnings growth sits at 1.29, with a beta of 1.79. HHC 52-week low price stands at $35.10 while its 52-week high price is $135.42.

The company in its last quarterly report recorded -$0.03 earnings per share which is above the predicted by most analysts. In the second quarter last year, the firm recorded $0.69 earnings per share. Compared to the same quarter last year, the firm’s revenue was up by 2566.67%. The Howard Hughes Corporation has the potential to record 0.34 EPS for the current fiscal year, according to equities analysts.

Investment analysts at Credit Suisse published a research note on January 13, 2020 where it informed investors and clients that Woodward Inc. (NASDAQ:WWD) is now rated as Outperform. Their price target on the stock stands at $145. Even though the stock has been trading at $50.24/share, analysts expect it to surge by 15.01% to reach $99.83/share. It started the day trading at $58.24 and traded between $53.03 and $57.78 throughout the trading session.

A look at its technical shows that WWD’s 50-day SMA is 105.08 while its 200-day SMA stands at 110.27. The stock has a high of $129.06 for the year while the low is $46.51. The stock, however, witnessed a rise in its short on 02/28/20. Compared to previous close which recorded 2.21 M shorted shares, the short percentage went higher by 13.34%, as 2.50M HHC shares were shorted. At the moment, only 2.26% of Woodward Inc. shares were sold short. The company’s P/E ratio currently sits at 13.61, while the P/B ratio is 1.99. The company’s average trading volume currently stands at 767.88K shares, which means that the short-interest ratio is just 1.69 days. Over the past seven days, the company moved, with its shift of -12.72%. Looking further, the stock has dropped -51.53% over the past 90 days while it lost -47.14% over the last six months.

The change in the stock’s fortunes has led to several institutional investors altering their holdings of the stock. The The Vanguard Group, Inc. bought more WWD shares, increasing its portfolio by 1.57% during the last quarter. This move now sees The The Vanguard Group, Inc. purchasing 80,974 shares in the last quarter, thus it now holds 5,238,622 shares of WWD, with a total valuation of $540,625,790. BlackRock Fund Advisors meanwhile bought more WWD shares in the recently filed quarter, changing its stake to $495,355,459 worth of shares.

Similarly, SSgA Funds Management, Inc. decreased its Woodward Inc. shares by 1.34% during the recently filed quarter. After selling 1,296,854 shares in the last quarter, the firm now controls -17,623 shares of Woodward Inc. which are valued at $133,835,333. In the same vein, Fidelity Management & Research Co… decreased its Woodward Inc. shares by during the most recent reported quarter. The firm bought 208,024 shares during the quarter which decreased its stakes to 1,224,817 shares and is now valued at $126,401,114. Following these latest developments, around 7.50% of Woodward Inc. stocks are owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.