Reaffirmed: John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) “Overweight” Rating Maintained by Barclays Capital; GBX 770.00 Target in Place

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John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) Rating Reaffirmed

Barclays Capital now has a GBX 770.00 target price on the 2.16B GBP market cap company or 31.40% upside potential. In an analyst note finalized on Wednesday, 16 December, John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) shares have had their “Overweight” Rating reconfirmed by equity analysts at Barclays Capital.

From a total of 15 analysts covering John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) stock, 5 rate it a ”Buy”, 3 a “Sell”, and 7 a ”Hold”. This means that 33% of the ratings are positive. The highest target price is GBX 830 while the lowest target price is GBX 435. The mean of all analyst targets is GBX 622.14 with a 5.99% above today’s (GBX 587) stock price. John Wood Group PLC was the topic of 43 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Barclays Capital maintained shares on December 16 with “Overweight” rating. Numis Securities maintained shares with “Buy” rating and GBX 680 target share price in a report from a December 4. Morgan Stanley maintained WG stock in a recent report from December 10 with “Overwt/Attractive” rating. Mirabaud Securities maintained the rating on December 3. Mirabaud Securities has a “Hold” rating and a GBX 600 price target on shares. Finally, Investec maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in a report issued on a December 9.

Approximately 216,576 shares of stock traded hands. John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) has declined 18.16% since May 19, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.54% the S&P500.

Reaffirmed: John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG)

Analysts await Willbros Group Inc (NYSE:WG) to reports earnings on December, 21. They expect $-0.07 EPS, down 450.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.02 per share. After $-0.28 actual EPS reported by Willbros Group Inc for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -75.00% EPS growth.

The overall sentiment of institutions has decreased to 0.26 in Q2 2015. Its down 0.17, from 0.43 in 2015Q2. The ratio fall, as 22 institutions have sold all the shares of John Wood Group PLC that they owned while 28 funds have taken shares off the table. 2 funds have purchased shares for the first time while 11 added to their positions. These institutions now hold 31.04 million shares or 15.80% less than the 36.86 million shares they owned in 2015Q2.

The Fund Gendell Jeffrey L currently is holding shares equating to 1.05% of its total portfolio in John Wood Group PLC representing a total of 4.03 million shares. Another fund,Schneider Capital Management Corp, is holding a total of 2.22 million shares equating to 0.59% of their holdings. Additionally, Prescott Group Capital Management L.L.C. has a 949,663 share stake in John Wood Group PLC which represents 0.29% of their total portfolio. The Fund, Netols Asset Management Inc., based out of Wisconsin, has also built up a stake in the stock, which represents a total of 0.27% of their total portfolio. Finally Heartland Advisors Inc, a fund which is based in the state of Wisconsin reported a total holdings of 5.55 million shares.

John Wood Group PLC is a United Kingdom energy services company. The company has a market cap of 2.16 billion GBP. The Firm provides a range of engineering, production support and turbine services to the gas and oil, and power sectors. It has 11.18 P/E ratio. The Firm operates through two divisions: Wood Group Engineering and Wood Group PSN.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Willbros Group, Inc. is an independent contractor serving the oil, gas and power industries, providing construction, engineering and specialty services to industry and government entities worldwide. They place particular emphasis on projects in developing countries where they believe their experience gives them a competitive advantage.”

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