Willbros Group (WG) Receives Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.32

News headlines about Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) have trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willbros Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.572270166929 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Willbros Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. ValuEngine cut Willbros Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Thursday, November 9th.

Willbros Group (WG) traded down $0.05 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $0.97. The company had a trading volume of 325,081 shares, compared to its average volume of 344,003. Willbros Group has a 12-month low of $0.93 and a 12-month high of $3.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.03, a quick ratio of 1.29 and a current ratio of 1.30. The firm has a market capitalization of $61.66, a PE ratio of -0.90 and a beta of 2.64.

Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The oil and gas company reported ($0.52) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of ($0.03) by ($0.49). Willbros Group had a negative net margin of 8.45% and a negative return on equity of 54.91%. The company had revenue of $240.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $246.20 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted ($0.17) EPS. Willbros Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 37.7% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts forecast that Willbros Group will post -0.87 EPS for the current year.

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Willbros Group Company Profile

Willbros Group, Inc is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil and gas and power industries with offerings that primarily include construction, maintenance and facilities development services. The Company operates through three segments: Oil & Gas, Utility T&D and Canada. The Company provides services through operating subsidiaries.

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