Willdan Group (WLDN) Earns News Sentiment Score of 0.30

Media headlines about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the construction company an impact score of 45.2457020392645 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Willdan Group (WLDN) traded down $0.12 during trading on Wednesday, reaching $19.85. 49,145 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 64,068. Willdan Group has a 52-week low of $19.45 and a 52-week high of $36.87. The stock has a market capitalization of $178.87, a P/E ratio of 17.26 and a beta of 1.08. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on WLDN. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of 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 reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price target on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. Willdan Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $36.50.

In related news, Director Douglas James Mceachern bought 1,180 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Marc Tipermas sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total transaction of $75,720.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 38,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $967,524.92. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 5,000 shares of company stock valued at $125,247. 13.30% of the stock is owned by 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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