Press coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive 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 -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 46.7751295213979 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Shares of Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) opened at $25.01 on Tuesday. Willdan Group has a 12-month low of $20.60 and a 12-month high of $36.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $220.58, a PE ratio of 21.89 and a beta of 1.12. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a current ratio of 1.46.
Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last issued 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 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 the consensus estimate of $60.39 million. The company’s revenue was up 17.5% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Willdan Group will post 1.16 EPS for the current year.
WLDN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 19th. ValuEngine raised Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Seaport Global Securities reissued a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.50.
In other news, Director Douglas James Mceachern acquired 1,180 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 9th. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $27.32 per share, for a total transaction of $32,237.60. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Raymond W. Holdsworth, Jr. acquired 2,500 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.73 per share, with a total value of $64,325.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.
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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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