Willdan Group (WLDN) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds
News articles about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.1923836128885 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Several research analysts have commented on the stock. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Wednesday, July 12th. Canaccord Genuity reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $36.00 price target on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub cut shares of Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.67.
Willdan Group (NASDAQ WLDN) traded up 2.44% on Monday, reaching $29.79. 48,378 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.79 and a 200 day moving average of $31.59. Willdan Group has a 52 week low of $15.25 and a 52 week high of $36.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $258.07 million, a P/E ratio of 26.48 and a beta of 1.40.
In other Willdan Group news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.78, for a total value of $178,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 43,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,550,454.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 13.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.
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, primarily in California and New York. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services.
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