Willbros Group (WG) Receives News Impact Score of 0.26

Headlines about Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) have been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 45.8161643533469 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Willbros Group (WG) remained flat at $3.13 during midday trading on Thursday. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 52,397 shares. Willbros Group has a 52 week low of $1.42 and a 52 week high of $3.84. The stock’s market cap is $198.14 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $2.92 and a 200-day moving average price of $2.54.

Willbros Group (NYSE:WG) last issued its earnings results on Monday, July 31st. The oil and gas company reported ($0.02) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.02. Willbros Group had a negative net margin of 6.17% and a negative return on equity of 31.89%. The business had revenue of $227.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $193.61 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted ($0.09) EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Willbros Group will post ($0.23) EPS for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on WG shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Willbros Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $2.50 target price for the company in a research note on Saturday, September 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willbros Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 15th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group raised their target price on shares of Willbros Group from $1.25 to $1.35 and gave the company an “underperformer” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 16th.

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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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