Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) insider Marc Tipermas sold 3,470 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.30, for a total value of $66,971.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 38,333 shares in the company, valued at $739,826.90. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Marc Tipermas also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, November 14th, Marc Tipermas sold 1,962 shares of Willdan Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.51, for a total value of $38,278.62.
  • On Thursday, November 10th, Marc Tipermas sold 15,566 shares of Willdan Group stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $18.86, for a total value of $293,574.76.

Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) traded up 5.28% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $21.75. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 116,166 shares. Willdan Group Inc. has a 12-month low of $7.10 and a 12-month high of $22.48. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $17.65 and a 200-day moving average price of $13.96. The company has a market cap of $181.07 million, a P/E ratio of 25.95 and a beta of 1.42.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.21 by $0.07. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 16.60% and a net margin of 3.88%. The firm earned $58.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $51.09 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.95 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN)

Large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. raised its stake in shares of Willdan Group by 82.3% in the second quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 206,394 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,192,000 after buying an additional 93,194 shares in the last quarter. Morgan Stanley raised its stake in shares of Willdan Group by 88.7% in the third quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 57,763 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,013,000 after buying an additional 27,146 shares in the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth about $185,000. ClariVest Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth about $350,000. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN acquired a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter worth about $163,000. 32.01% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 19th. Wedbush boosted their target price on Willdan Group from $17.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, November 7th.

About Willdan Group

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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