Willdan Group, Inc. (WLDN) Director Purchases $32,237.60 in Stock

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Director Douglas James Mceachern bought 1,180 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $27.32 per share, with a total value of $32,237.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Douglas James Mceachern also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, August 16th, Douglas James Mceachern purchased 150 shares of Willdan Group stock. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $32.95 per share, with a total value of $4,942.50.

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ WLDN) traded up $0.29 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $26.02. The stock had a trading volume of 65,400 shares, compared to its average volume of 77,276. The company has a market cap of $228.03, a PE ratio of 22.63 and a beta of 1.17. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 1.46 and a quick ratio of 1.59. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 12-month low of $18.52 and a 12-month high of $36.87.

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

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A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Renaissance Technologies LLC raised its holdings in Willdan Group by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 475,700 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $14,533,000 after purchasing an additional 2,984 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Willdan Group by 7.9% in the 2nd quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 408,688 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $12,485,000 after buying an additional 30,030 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in Willdan Group by 12.8% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 306,407 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $9,361,000 after buying an additional 34,791 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in Willdan Group by 48.0% in the 3rd quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 262,361 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $8,629,000 after buying an additional 85,042 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thrivent Financial For Lutherans purchased a new stake in Willdan Group in the 2nd quarter worth $5,331,000. 59.55% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of research firms have weighed in on WLDN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Seaport Global Securities reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 target price on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. ValuEngine downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.50.

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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