John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) has earned an average recommendation of “Buy” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, Marketbeat.com reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokers that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is GBX 350.70 ($4.32).

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Morgan Stanley upped their price target on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 250 ($3.08) to GBX 270 ($3.32) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a report on Monday, June 22nd. Barclays upped their price objective on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 250 ($3.08) to GBX 300 ($3.69) and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Goldman Sachs Group reduced their price objective on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 467 ($5.75) to GBX 282 ($3.47) and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, March 17th. Jefferies Financial Group reduced their price objective on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 350 ($4.31) to GBX 200 ($2.46) and set a “hold” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 7th. Finally, Berenberg Bank upped their price objective on shares of John Wood Group from GBX 230 ($2.83) to GBX 300 ($3.69) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 19th.

In other news, insider Robin Watson sold 1,982 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, April 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 160 ($1.97), for a total value of £3,171.20 ($3,902.54). Also, insider Jacqui Ferguson acquired 1,270 shares of John Wood Group stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 26th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of GBX 198 ($2.44) per share, with a total value of £2,514.60 ($3,094.51).

Shares of WG opened at GBX 197.50 ($2.43) on Friday. John Wood Group has a 52-week low of GBX 100.90 ($1.24) and a 52-week high of GBX 560.80 ($6.90). The company has a quick ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.95 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 87.97. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.36 billion and a PE ratio of 18.81. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of GBX 204.90 and a 200 day moving average price of GBX 279.38.

About John Wood Group

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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