John Wood Group PLC (WG) Insider Buys £6,238.05 in Stock

John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) insider Robin Watson purchased 1,371 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 455 ($5.95) per share, for a total transaction of £6,238.05 ($8,151.12).

Robin Watson also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, April 18th, Robin Watson purchased 1,218 shares of John Wood Group stock. The shares were acquired at an average price of GBX 512 ($6.69) per share, for a total transaction of £6,236.16 ($8,148.65).

Shares of LON WG opened at GBX 450.50 ($5.89) on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.02 billion and a PE ratio of -346.54. John Wood Group PLC has a fifty-two week low of GBX 436.80 ($5.71) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 801.20 ($10.47). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 63.71, a current ratio of 1.04 and a quick ratio of 0.98.

The business also recently declared a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, May 16th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, April 25th were given a $0.24 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, April 25th. This is a boost from John Wood Group’s previous dividend of $0.11. This represents a dividend yield of 3.24%. John Wood Group’s payout ratio is -20.77%.

A number of research firms have issued reports on WG. UBS Group reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Friday, May 10th. Jefferies Financial Group downgraded John Wood Group to an “underperform” rating and decreased their target price for the stock from GBX 550 ($7.19) to GBX 480 ($6.27) in a research report on Monday, March 25th. Berenberg Bank began coverage on John Wood Group in a research report on Tuesday, February 26th. They issued a “hold” rating and a GBX 575 ($7.51) target price for the company. Barclays reissued an “underweight” rating on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, HSBC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of John Wood Group in a research report on Friday, February 1st. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of GBX 702.50 ($9.18).

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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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