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MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) CFO Paul J. Evans bought 1,000 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 14th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $23.15 per share, with a total value of $23,150.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the chief financial officer now directly owns 20,465 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $473,765. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) traded up 1.30% on Friday, hitting $23.44. The stock had a trading volume of 167,989 shares. MYR Group has a 1-year low of $21.72 and a 1-year high of $27.30. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $25.02 and a 200-day moving average of $24.61. The company has a market cap of $500.0 million and a P/E ratio of 15.54.

MYR Group (NASDAQ:MYRG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 6th. The company reported $0.36 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $228.90 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $228.90 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that MYR Group will post $1.40 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

MYRG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks downgraded shares of MYR Group from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $27.90 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at FBR Capital Markets downgraded shares of MYR Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $27.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $30.00. Finally, analysts at Robert W. Baird upgraded shares of MYR Group from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $27.00. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. MYR Group presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $27.82.

MYR Group Inc (NASDAQ:MYRG) is a holding company.

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