FTSE 250 movers: Wood Group rises on better-than-expected earnings


LONDON (ShareCast) - First (Other OTC: FSTC - news) -half earnings at energy services provider John Wood Group were flat but slightly better than the market was expecting, pushing shares higher on Tuesday. Revenues were up 10% at $3.8bn as the company benefitted from strong activity in the US shale sector.

Amlin (LSE: AML.L - news) fell after Deutsche Bank (Xetra: 514000 - news) cut its target price from 472p to 461p and reiterated a 'hold' recommendation.

Petra Diamonds (LSE: PDL.L - news) was retreating one day after it pleased investors with its production forecasts that predicted a rise of around 3% to 3.2m carats in the 12 months to 30 June 2015.

Hochschild Mining (Other OTC: HCHDF - news) was falling ahead of its quarterly earnings on Wednesday.

Go-Ahead Group declined despite being short-listed by the UK government as a potential bidder for two railway franchises.

FTSE 250 - Risers
CSR (HKSE: 1766-OL.HK - news) (CSR (LSE: CSR.L - news) ) 584.00p +10.19%
AO World (AO.) 214.80p +6.44%
Supergroup (SGP) 1,134.00p +5.69%
Ocado Group (Other OTC: OCDGF - news) (OCDO) 371.70p +5.51%
Wood Group (John) (WG.) 790.00p +5.12%
Ophir Energy (Other OTC: OPGYF - news) (OPHR) 225.20p +5.04%
Countrywide (CWD) 528.00p +4.14%
Evraz (EVR) 108.80p +3.62%
Howden Joinery Group (HWDN) 355.80p +3.49%
Afren (AFR) 108.90p +3.32%

FTSE 250 - Fallers
Amlin (AML) 432.80p -3.52%
Petra Diamonds Ltd.(DI (KSE: 003160.KS - news) ) (PDL) 192.20p -3.51%
Diploma (DPLM) 652.50p -3.33%
Perform Group (LSE: PER.L - news) (PER) 207.10p -3.18%
Hochschild Mining (HOC) 160.90p -2.31%
Telecity Group (LSE: TCY.L - news) (TCY) 777.50p -1.77%
Go-Ahead Group (GOG) 2,206.00p -1.34%
Fenner (FENR) 364.50p -1.17%
Hiscox Ltd (CDI) (HSX) 639.50p -1.16%
Grainger (GRI) 215.20p -1.15%


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