Shares of American Woodmark Corp. (NASDAQ:AMWD) traded up 3.3% during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $78.50 and last traded at $77.41, with a volume of 281,288 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $74.94.

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. Robert W. Baird lifted their price objective on American Woodmark Corp. from $78.00 to $88.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research raised American Woodmark Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 22nd.

The stock has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion and a PE ratio of 24.54. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $74.66 and its 200-day moving average price is $71.47.

American Woodmark Corp. (NASDAQ:AMWD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, August 23rd. The company reported $1.32 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.93 by $0.39. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. The company earned $258.20 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $261.65 million. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.7% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that American Woodmark Corp. will post $4.00 EPS for the current year.

In other news, Director William F. Brandt sold 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, July 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.97, for a total value of $74,970.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 2,086,065 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $156,392,293.05. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Steven Cary Dunston sold 8,267 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, June 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $65.45, for a total value of $541,075.15. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 50,738 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,320,802.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in American Woodmark Corp. stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of American Woodmark Corp. (NASDAQ:AMWD) by 5.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 679,180 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 37,324 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 4.17% of American Woodmark Corp. worth $54,321,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

American Woodmark Corporation manufactures and distributes kitchen cabinets and vanities for the remodeling and new home construction markets. The Company offers framed stock cabinets in approximately 500 different cabinet lines, ranging in price from relatively inexpensive to medium-priced styles. Styles vary by design and color from natural wood finishes to low-pressure laminate surfaces.

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