Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor acquired 6,700 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $228,000. Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc. owned about 0.08% of Willdan Group at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 4.2% during the 3rd quarter. Essex Investment Management Co. LLC now owns 56,324 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $1,913,000 after acquiring an additional 2,270 shares during the last quarter. Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 66.4% during the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 6,119 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $191,000 after acquiring an additional 2,441 shares during the last quarter. Globeflex Capital L P boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 14.8% during the 2nd quarter. Globeflex Capital L P now owns 19,400 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $601,000 after acquiring an additional 2,500 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 2.7% during the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 108,176 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,066,000 after acquiring an additional 2,868 shares during the last quarter. Finally, First Trust Advisors LP boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 34.8% during the 3rd quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 11,642 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $395,000 after acquiring an additional 3,004 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.22% of the company’s stock.

WLDN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 2nd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, Canaccord Genuity increased their price objective on shares of Willdan Group from $36.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Willdan Group currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.33.

Shares of NASDAQ:WLDN opened at $37.11 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $409.20 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.45 and a beta of 1.37. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $19.25 and a 1-year high of $38.43.

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About Willdan Group

Willdan Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at various levels of government primarily in the Unites States. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services, and Homeland Security Services.

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