Willdan Group (WLDN) Getting Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.4118627602695 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Willdan Group (WLDN) opened at $24.35 on Friday. Willdan Group has a 12 month low of $22.35 and a 12 month high of $36.87. The firm has a market cap of $203.76, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.99 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a quick ratio of 1.46, a current ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.30 by $0.01. Willdan Group had a net margin of 3.90% and a return on equity of 18.10%. The firm had revenue of $69.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $60.39 million. Willdan Group’s revenue for the quarter was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts anticipate that Willdan Group will post 1.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

WLDN has been the subject of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.50.

In related news, Director Douglas James Mceachern purchased 1,180 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $27.32 per share, with a total value of $32,237.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, insider Marc Tipermas sold 1,318 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, December 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $24.90, for a total transaction of $32,818.20. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 42,015 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,046,173.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders acquired 4,100 shares of company stock worth $106,588 and sold 5,000 shares worth $125,247. Insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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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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