John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Brokerages

Shares of John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the eleven research firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 666.67 ($8.71).

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on WG. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated an “underperform” rating on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Friday. Berenberg Bank upgraded John Wood Group to a “buy” rating and lifted their price objective for the stock from GBX 560 ($7.32) to GBX 590 ($7.71) in a research report on Friday, July 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price objective on John Wood Group from GBX 760 ($9.93) to GBX 720 ($9.41) and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, July 23rd. Barclays reiterated an “underweight” rating and issued a GBX 600 ($7.84) price objective on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Monday, July 8th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada cut their price objective on John Wood Group from GBX 725 ($9.47) to GBX 670 ($8.75) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, July 18th.

John Wood Group stock traded up GBX 17.80 ($0.23) during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching GBX 450.80 ($5.89). The company had a trading volume of 2,047,947 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,500,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 63.71, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.98. The company has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 495.87 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 490.09. The firm has a market cap of $3.05 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of -346.77. John Wood Group has a 12-month low of GBX 379.90 ($4.96) and a 12-month high of GBX 801.20 ($10.47).

In other John Wood Group news, insider David Kemp purchased 769 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, July 18th. The stock was purchased at an average price of GBX 514 ($6.72) per share, for a total transaction of £3,952.66 ($5,164.85). Also, insider Jacqui Ferguson purchased 636 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 28th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 451 ($5.89) per share, with a total value of £2,868.36 ($3,748.02).

John Wood Group Company Profile

John Wood Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides project, engineering, and technical services in energy, industry, and built environment worldwide. It operates through five segments: Asset Solutions Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia; Assets Solutions Americas; Specialist Technical Solutions; Environment and Infrastructure Solutions; and Investment Services.

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