John Wood Group PLC (WG) Insider Acquires £8,337 in Stock

John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) insider Jann M. Brown purchased 1,588 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, March 28th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 525 ($6.86) per share, with a total value of £8,337 ($10,893.77).

Shares of LON:WG traded down GBX 19.20 ($0.25) on Monday, hitting GBX 505 ($6.60). The stock had a trading volume of 2,721,583 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,500,000. The company has a market capitalization of $3.39 billion and a PE ratio of -388.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 63.71, a quick ratio of 0.98 and a current ratio of 1.04. John Wood Group PLC has a twelve month low of GBX 481 ($6.29) and a twelve month high of GBX 801.20 ($10.47).

The business also recently declared a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 16th. Investors of record on Thursday, April 25th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. This is an increase from John Wood Group’s previous dividend of $0.11. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, April 25th. This represents a yield of 3.24%. John Wood Group’s dividend payout ratio is -13.08%.

WG has been the topic of several recent research reports. UBS Group reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a GBX 540 ($7.06) price objective (down previously from GBX 670 ($8.75)) on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 2nd. Jefferies Financial Group reaffirmed an “underperform” rating and set a GBX 650 ($8.49) target price (up previously from GBX 480 ($6.27)) on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Tuesday, April 9th. HSBC reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Berenberg Bank initiated coverage on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. They set a “hold” rating and a GBX 575 ($7.51) target price on the stock. Finally, Sanford C. Bernstein dropped their target price on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 1,000 ($13.07) to GBX 920 ($12.02) and set an “outperform” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, January 8th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of GBX 728.85 ($9.52).

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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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