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This shock growth stock returned over 120% in the past year

While other construction companies have suffered profit warnings and sinking share prices due to worries about the health of the domestic economy, Morgan Sindall (LSE:MGNS) has been off to the races over the past year with its share price rocketing more than 120% during that time.

The company's secret has been its diversified business model that offers not just the usual construction and infrastructure services, but also higher margin services such as fitting-out offices, maintaining properties and partnering with councils to build and redevelop housing stock.

2 great growth stocks that could make you insanely wealthy

Johnson Service Group's (LSE:JSG) share price bubbled close to fresh record peaks in Tuesday business after the firm upgraded its profits expectations for the first half of 2017. The stock was last 3% higher on the day and within a whisker of May's record summit of 133.25p per share.

JSG declared that it "has continued to trade very well in the first half with the results for the full financial year now expected to be slightly ahead of management expectations."

JSG slightly ahead of forecasts

Johnson Service Group expects full year results to be slightly ahead of management forecasts after it continued to trade very well in the first half.

JSG said it was very well placed for the seasonally busy summer months following the successful completion of two major investment programmes at the Southall and Chester factories.

It said the board remained focused on driving the operational and synergy cost benefits of last year's acquisitions as well as considering further opportunities to develop the business. Results for the half year are expected to be published in early September.

2 small-cap stocks that prove boring is beautiful

For many, the lure of speculative, fast-moving tech or oil and gas stocks can be overwhelming. Based on share price performance however, investors could do just as well buying slices of companies that provide routine -- some would say mundane -- services with fairly predictable earnings. Here are just two examples from the small-cap world.

All resolutions passed at AGM of Johnson Service Group

Johnson Service Group has announced that, at its Annual General Meeting held today, all resolutions were approved by shareholders.

At 1:09pm: (LON:JSG) Johnson Service Group PLC share price was +1.63p at 132.63p

Johnson Service Group on track

Johnson Service Group remains on track to deliver management expectations for the year, shareholders at today's annual general meeting will be told.

Chairman Paul Moody will say: "Following strong results in 2016, trading in the first quarter of 2017 is progressing well and the group remains on track to deliver management expectations for the year.

"Our £4.5m investment at London Linen's Southall plant, which started in August 2016, has recently been completed, and we have also finished a £3.5m refit at our Chester plant.

Director Deals - Johnson Service Group PLC (JSG)

Yvonne Monaghan, Financial Director, sold post-exercise 387,628 shares in the company on the 27th March 2017 at a price of 109.93p. The Director now holds 564,086 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com

Director Deals - Johnson Service Group PLC (JSG)

Yvonne Monaghan, Financial Director, exercised 387,628 shares in the company on the 27th March 2017 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 951,714 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com

Director Deals - Johnson Service Group PLC (JSG)

Christopher Sander, Chief Executive Officer, sold post-exercise 461,855 shares in the company on the 27th March 2017 at a price of 109.93p. The Director now holds 525,930 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com

Director Deals - Johnson Service Group PLC (JSG)

Christopher Sander, Chief Executive Officer, exercised 461,855 shares in the company on the 27th March 2017 at a price of 0.00p. The Director now holds 987,785 shares.

Director deals data provided by www.directorsholdings.com