Is Curtiss-wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) a Buy? The Stock Reported Less Sellers

April 25, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.31 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.07, from 1.24 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 5 investors sold Curtiss-Wright Corporation shares while 84 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 69 raised stakes. 33.56 million shares or 2.16% more from 32.85 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Bluestein R H And Com reported 3,500 shares. Northern reported 0.04% of its portfolio in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW). National Bank & Trust Of America De has 0% invested in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) for 151,070 shares. Goldman Sachs Group holds 0.02% or 674,891 shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa, a New York-based fund reported 51,545 shares. Voya Invest Management Limited Co holds 612,143 shares or 0.16% of its portfolio. Jpmorgan Chase Com holds 0.01% or 409,707 shares. Westwood Grp Inc stated it has 534,247 shares or 0.49% of all its holdings. Fund Mgmt reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW). Aqr Capital Ltd Llc holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) for 851,280 shares. Susquehanna Int Llp reported 0% of its portfolio in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW). First Tru L P reported 0% in Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW). Cap Research Global invested in 0.02% or 563,649 shares. Tiaa Cref Mngmt Lc owns 217,895 shares. Numeric Limited Co reported 191,105 shares stake.

Since October 26, 2017, it had 5 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $2.60 million activity. $22,698 worth of stock was bought by Heise Rita J. on Monday, January 8. 1,300 shares were sold by Nathman John B, worth $152,462 on Monday, October 30. 67 shares valued at $6,993 were bought by Jakubowitz Harry on Tuesday, January 9. 80 shares were bought by Ferdenzi Paul J, worth $8,350. $21,189 worth of stock was bought by Quinly Tom P on Tuesday, January 9. The insider Farkas K Christopher bought 101 shares worth $10,542.

The stock of Curtiss-wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) registered a decrease of 15.12% in short interest. CW’s total short interest was 773,900 shares in April as published by FINRA. Its down 15.12% from 911,800 shares, reported previously. With 203,700 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their CW’s short positions. The short interest to Curtiss-wright Corporation’s float is 1.77%.

The stock decreased 3.98% or $5.62 during the last trading session, reaching $135.5. About 247,986 shares traded or 10.60% up from the average. Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) has risen 47.95% since April 25, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 36.40% the S&P500.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, designs, makes, and overhauls precision components, and engineered services and products primarily to the aerospace, defense, power generation, and general industrial markets worldwide. The company has market cap of $6.00 billion. The firm operates through three divisions: Commercial/Industrial, Defense, and Power. It has a 28.23 P/E ratio. The Commercial/Industrial segment offers industrial vehicle products, such as electronic throttle control devices and transmission shifters; sensors, controls and electro-mechanical actuation components, and utility systems used in commercial aircrafts; valves primarily to the industrial and naval defense markets; and surface technology services, including shot peening, laser peening, coatings, and advanced testing.

Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Curtiss-Wright (NYSE:CW), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Curtiss-Wright had 12 analyst reports since October 27, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, February 22 by SunTrust. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $124 target in Friday, October 27 report. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of CW in report on Tuesday, January 16 to “Outperform” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) on Sunday, December 10 with “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, October 30 by Bank of America. Wells Fargo maintained it with “Market Perform” rating and $120 target in Friday, October 27 report. The company was maintained on Monday, January 8 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Tuesday, January 16 with “Hold”. The stock of Curtiss-Wright Corporation (NYSE:CW) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, October 26 by SunTrust. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 23 by Stifel Nicolaus.

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