Shares of John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) have been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eighteen brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, seven have assigned a hold recommendation and nine have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12 month price target among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is GBX 798.63 ($10.83).
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WG shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised John Wood Group to an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 810 ($10.98) price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Morgan Stanley reissued an “overweight” rating and set a GBX 960 ($13.02) price target on shares of John Wood Group in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Barclays reissued an “underweight” rating and set a GBX 730 ($9.90) price target on shares of John Wood Group in a report on Wednesday. Credit Suisse Group lowered their price target on John Wood Group from GBX 875 ($11.87) to GBX 865 ($11.73) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 500 ($6.78) price target on shares of John Wood Group in a report on Monday, December 11th.
In related news, insider Jann M. Brown purchased 1,193 shares of John Wood Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 22nd. The stock was bought at an average cost of GBX 645 ($8.75) per share, for a total transaction of £7,694.85 ($10,435.11). Also, insider David Kemp sold 6,615 shares of John Wood Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 714 ($9.68), for a total transaction of £47,231.10 ($64,050.85).
About John Wood Group
John Wood Group PLC is a United Kingdom-based energy services company. The Company provides a range of engineering, production support, maintenance management and industrial gas turbine overhaul and repair services to the oil and gas and power generation industries. It operates through two segments: Wood Group Engineering segment, which provides a range of engineering services, such as conceptual studies, engineering, project and construction management, and control system upgrades, to the upstream, subsea and pipeline, downstream, chemical process and industrial, and clean energy sectors, and Wood Group PSN segment, which provides production services to the upstream, midstream, downstream and industrial sectors through brownfield engineering and modifications, production enhancement, operations and maintenance, facility construction and maintenance management, industrial services, training and decommissioning services, and turbine activities.
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