Willdan Group Inc. (WLDN) Director Acquires $20,498.40 in Stock
Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Director Douglas James Mceachern acquired 1,095 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 10th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $18.72 per share, with a total value of $20,498.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.
Douglas James Mceachern also recently made the following trade(s):
- On Friday, September 16th, Douglas James Mceachern acquired 25 shares of Willdan Group stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of $17.05 per share, with a total value of $426.25.
- On Wednesday, August 17th, Douglas James Mceachern acquired 1,122 shares of Willdan Group stock. The stock was bought at an average cost of $14.95 per share, with a total value of $16,773.90.
Shares of Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) opened at 19.05 on Tuesday. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $17.49 and a 200 day moving average of $13.80. The stock has a market cap of $158.08 million, a PE ratio of 29.04 and a beta of 1.42. Willdan Group Inc. has a 12 month low of $6.95 and a 12 month high of $19.74.
Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.07. Willdan Group had a net margin of 3.88% and a return on equity of 16.60%. The firm earned $58.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $51.09 million. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 88.7% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 57,763 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,013,000 after buying an additional 27,146 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp bought a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth $185,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth $350,000. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. boosted its stake in shares of Willdan Group by 4.7% in the third quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 216,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,791,000 after buying an additional 9,606 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN bought a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth $163,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 32.01% of the company’s stock.
Several equities research analysts have issued reports on WLDN shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 19th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective (down from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Friday, August 5th.
Willdan Group Company Profile
Willdan Group, Inc is a holding company. The Company provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry and public agencies at all levels of government. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services.
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