Today Barclays Capital Reconfirms a “Overweight” Rating on John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) and a GBX 780.00 Target Price


John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) Rating Reaffirmed

John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) just had their share rating of a ‘”Overweight”‘ issued by research analysts at Barclays Capital, who now has a GBX 780.00 target PPS on the 2.09B GBP market cap company or a 39.65% upside potential. This key information was revealed to investors in recent note on Monday, 7 December.

From a total of 14 analysts covering John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) stock, 4 rate it a ”Buy”, 3 a “Sell”, and 7 a ”Hold”. This means that 29% 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 613.07 with a 9.76% above today’s (GBX 558.55) stock price. John Wood Group PLC was the topic of 36 analyst reports since July 23, 2015 according to the firm StockzIntelligence Inc. Barclays Capital maintained shares on December 7 with “Overweight” rating. Goldman Sachs maintained shares with “Neutral” rating and GBX 733.90 target share price in a report from an October 20. Liberum Capital maintained WG stock in a recent report from December 4 with “Hold” rating. Canaccord Genuity maintained the rating on October 6. Canaccord Genuity has a “Hold” rating and a GBX 575 price target on shares. Finally, BNP Paribas downgraded the stock to “Neutral” rating in a report issued on a November 12.

The stock increased 1.19% or GBX 6.55 on December 4, striking GBX 558.55. Approximately shares of stock traded hands. John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) has declined 19.83% since May 8, 2015 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 18.75% the S&P500.

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Analysts await Willbros Group Inc (NYSE:WG) to reports earnings on December, 21. They expect $-0.07 earnings per share, down 450.00% or $0.09 from last year’s $0.02 per share. After $-0.28 actual earnings per share 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 is negative, 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 2.09 billion GBP. The Firm provides a range of engineering, production support and turbine services to the gas and oil, and power sectors. It has 10.64 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.” Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on John Wood Group PLC (WG).