American Woodmark Co. (NASDAQ:AMWD) has been assigned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one brokers that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Brokerages have set a 12 month consensus target price of $152.00 for the company and are predicting that the company will post $0.89 earnings per share for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Zacks has also given American Woodmark an industry rank of 179 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several research analysts recently issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut American Woodmark from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th. BidaskClub raised American Woodmark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, December 2nd. Finally, Robert W. Baird increased their price objective on American Woodmark from $108.00 to $142.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, December 4th.

In other American Woodmark news, insider Steven Cary Dunston sold 500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $99.35, for a total transaction of $49,675.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 48,609 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,829,304.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, major shareholder William F. Brandt sold 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.55, for a total value of $144,825.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 1,835,745 shares in the company, valued at approximately $177,241,179.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 95,011 shares of company stock worth $11,050,853. 1.10% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Broad Run Investment Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of American Woodmark by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Broad Run Investment Management LLC now owns 1,409,621 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,689,000 after purchasing an additional 9,135 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP lifted its holdings in shares of American Woodmark by 3.5% during the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 670,199 shares of the company’s stock valued at $64,037,000 after purchasing an additional 22,498 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp lifted its holdings in shares of American Woodmark by 4.1% during the 2nd quarter. State Street Corp now owns 338,203 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,312,000 after purchasing an additional 13,438 shares during the last quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of American Woodmark by 4.7% during the 3rd quarter. Rothschild Asset Management Inc. now owns 335,692 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,310,000 after purchasing an additional 15,145 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Royce & Associates LP lifted its holdings in shares of American Woodmark by 3.8% during the 3rd quarter. Royce & Associates LP now owns 289,518 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,866,000 after purchasing an additional 10,598 shares during the last quarter. 75.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of American Woodmark (AMWD) traded up $0.05 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $135.65. The stock had a trading volume of 65,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 98,043. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 2.95 and a current ratio of 3.41. American Woodmark has a 12-month low of $69.65 and a 12-month high of $136.45. The stock has a market capitalization of $2,373.45, a P/E ratio of 30.01 and a beta of 1.56.

American Woodmark (NASDAQ:AMWD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, December 1st. The company reported $1.23 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.24 by ($0.01). American Woodmark had a return on equity of 20.56% and a net margin of 6.98%. The business had revenue of $274.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $280.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.10 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.1% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that American Woodmark will post 4.96 EPS for the current year.

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American Woodmark Company Profile

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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