News coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.1726750101336 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several equities research analysts have issued reports on WLDN shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price target for the company in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 price target on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine upgraded Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.50.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) traded down $0.17 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $25.17. The company had a trading volume of 75,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 115,237. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46. The company has a market capitalization of $220.58, a P/E ratio of 21.89 and a beta of 1.12. Willdan Group has a fifty-two week low of $20.60 and a fifty-two week high of $36.87.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.31 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $69.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $60.39 million. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 18.10% and a net margin of 3.90%. Willdan Group’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Willdan Group will post 1.16 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director Raymond W. Holdsworth, Jr. purchased 2,500 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $25.73 per share, with a total value of $64,325.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, Director Douglas James Mceachern purchased 1,180 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 9th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $27.32 per share, with a total value of $32,237.60. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 13.30% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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, 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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