Willbros Group Inc. (WG) Trading Down 5.1%
Willbros Group Inc. (NYSE:WG)’s share price traded down 5.1% during trading on Wednesday . The stock traded as low as $2.58 and last traded at $2.63, with a volume of 114,646 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $2.77.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Willbros Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 4th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated an “underperform” rating and set a $1.90 price target on shares of Willbros Group in a report on Monday, March 28th. Finally, Morgan Stanley upgraded shares of Willbros Group to an “equal weight” rating in a report on Friday, June 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have assigned a hold rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $1.72.
The stock’s 50 day moving average is $2.84 and its 200-day moving average is $2.36. The firm has a market capitalization of $163.46 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.11.
Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, May 3rd. The company reported ($0.16) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.14) by $0.02. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned ($0.20) EPS. The company had revenue of $199 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $210.18 million. Willbros Group’s revenue for the quarter was down 20.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Willbros Group Inc. will post ($0.25) earnings per share for the current year.
A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of WG. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its stake in Willbros Group by 5.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,942,886 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,226,000 after buying an additional 107,882 shares during the period. Royce & Associates LLC purchased a new stake in Willbros Group during the fourth quarter valued at $1,775,000. Finally, Russell Frank Co raised its stake in Willbros Group by 1.1% in the fourth quarter. Russell Frank Co now owns 692,111 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,841,000 after buying an additional 7,516 shares during the period.
Willbros Group, Inc (Willbros) is a specialty energy infrastructure contractor serving the oil, gas, refining, petrochemical and power industries. The Company’s offerings include construction, maintenance and facilities development services. The Company operates through three segments: Oil & Gas, Utility T&D and Canada.
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