John Wood Group PLC (WG) Declines -2.04% on Feb 21

February 21, 2018 - By Hazel Jackson

Shares of John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) last traded at 614.8, representing a move of -2.04%, or -12.8 per share, on volume of 711,336 shares. After opening the trading day at 621.2, shares of John Wood Group PLC traded in a close range. John Wood Group PLC currently has a total float of 6.69M shares and on average sees 3.10 million shares exchange hands each day. The stock now has a 52-week low of 553 and high of 830.

What It Means To Invest In The UK

One of the fastest growing economies in Europe and in the world is that of the UK. It is swelling with extensive capacities to grow as a nation and contribute to the growth of the global economy. It is without a doubt that the UK provides domestic and international investors alike with countless opportunities to successfully trade and strengthen their financial positions at a crucial time.

Equity Market in the UK

In the UK, the primary stock exchange is the London Stock Exchange (LSE). Meanwhile, the benchmark blue-chip index in the UK is the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 100 Index.

The LSE is the world’s third largest stock exchange as it is Europe’s largest stock exchange. Almost 2,300 stocks are presently listed on the LSE, bringing its overall market valuation to more than ‘6 trillion. It also boasts itself as one of the world’s first stock exchanges, having been created in 1801.

The LSE operates under the supervision of the LSE Group, which had been created in October 2007 from the combination of the LSE and the Borsa Italiana.

On the other hand, the FTSE 100 weighs the 100 most actively traded stocks on the LSE as a free-float, market-capitalization-weighted index. It had been created on January 3, 1984 using 1,000 points as its base value.

The FTSE 100 operates under the supervision of an LSEG subsidiary, the FTSE Group. It represents roughly 80% of the overall market valuation on the LSE. The FTSE 100 has an overall market valuation of roughly $1.70 trillion as of September. John Wood Group PLC is a stock traded on the U.K’s stock exchange.

Reviewing of the components of the FTSE 100 occurs four times a year. To be specific, it occurs on the first Wednesday after the first Friday of March and every succeeding three months thereafter. The components are regularly reviewed to make sure that they meet all conditions for inclusion in the FTSE 100. John Wood Group PLC has relatively good liquidity.

The FTSE 100 is a competent indicator of the LSE. However, it is a weaker indicator of the UK economy than the FTSE 250, which weighs the 250 most actively traded stocks on the LSE. Such is the case for three reasons: 1) most of the components of the FTSE 100 are international stocks; 2) the FTSE 250 is more extensive than the FTSE 100 in terms of the number of components; and 3) most of the components of the FTSE 250 are domestic stocks.

The FTSE 100 had posted its all-time low of 427.50 points in February 1978. Upon recovery, the FTSE 100 had posted its all-time high of 7,103.98 points in April 2015. Meanwhile, in October, it had posted its best intraday high of 7,129 points.

Trading in the UK

The regular session on the LSE starts at 8:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m.

The UK is consistently materializing its growth prospects. It boasts with meaningful potentials that can truly leverage growth opportunities’ thanks to a healthy corporate environment that is viable for all kinds of investors. Because of this, many investors are flocking European equity markets, particularly that of the UK. Professional analysts might be interested how this will affect John Wood Group PLC.

More notable recent John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) news were published by: which released: “Wood Group to Acquire Amec in $2.7 Billion All-Share Deal” on March 13, 2017, also with their article: “UK’s Wood Group sees 2017 core earnings of $590-$600 mln” published on December 13, 2017, published: “Wood Group profits tumble 77% as North Sea oil work dries up” on August 22, 2017. More interesting news about John Wood Group PLC (LON:WG) were released by: and their article: “Recommended All-Share Offer by John Wood Group PLC for Amec Foster Wheeler plc” published on October 06, 2017 as well as‘s news article titled: “Wood Group insists Amec deal reduces oil and gas exposure” with publication date: October 09, 2017.

John Wood Group PLC, together with its subsidiaries, provides engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services to the gas and oil, and power generation industries in the United Kingdom, the United States, and internationally. The company has market cap of 4.11 billion GBP. The firm operates through three divisions: Asset Life Cycle Solutions West, Asset Life Cycle Solutions East, and Specialist Technical Solutions. It currently has negative earnings. It offers project and modification services, such as engineering, project management, repair orders, construction, commissioning, and fabrication services; activities and maintenance services; and industrial services, including access and containment, rope access, insulation, painting and protective coatings, positive pressure habitats, heat treatment, composite wrap, industrial cleaning, asbestos remediation, building construction and civil engineering, passive fire protection, and mechanical and piping support services, as well as electrical, control, and instrumentation services.

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