The stock of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 4.88% or $1.09 on November 23, hitting $23.43. About 120,603 shares traded hands or 44.02% up from the average. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) has risen 117.15% since April 22, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 111.74% the S&P500.
The move comes after 8 months positive chart setup for the $199.99M company. It was reported on Nov, 24 by Barchart.com. We have $24.84 PT which if reached, will make NASDAQ:WLDN worth $12.00 million more.
Analysts await Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) to report earnings on March, 9. They expect $0.16 EPS, up 220.00% or $0.11 from last year’s $0.05 per share. WLDN’s profit will be $1.37M for 36.61 P/E if the $0.16 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.28 actual EPS reported by Willdan Group, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -42.86% negative EPS growth.
Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Ratings Coverage
Out of 2 analysts covering Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Willdan Group has been the topic of 6 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 7 by Wedbush. Wedbush maintained Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) rating on Wednesday, November 23. Wedbush has “Outperform” rating and $23 price target. As per Monday, January 18, the company rating was initiated by Seaport Global Securities. The firm has “Speculative Buy” rating by Seaport Global Securities given on Friday, January 15. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, September 1 by TheStreet.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Willdan Group is a provider of professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at all levels of government. Nationwide, they enable their clients to realize cost and energy savings by providing a wide range of specialized services. They assist their clients with a broad range of complementary services relating to: Energy Efficiency and Sustainability; Engineering and Planning; Economic and Financial Consulting; and National Preparedness and Interoperability. They operate their business through a network of offices located primarily in California and New York. They also have operations in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Kansas, Oregon, Texas, Washington and Washington, DC.”
Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 2.4 in 2016 Q2. Its up 1.40, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio improved, as 1 funds sold all Willdan Group, Inc. shares owned while 12 reduced positions. 2 funds bought stakes while 11 increased positions. They now own 2.64 million shares or 2.88% more from 2.56 million shares in 2016Q1.
Geode Capital Mgmt Lc reported 34,711 shares or 0% of all its holdings. National Bank & Trust Of America Corporation De last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Pnc Fincl Serv Gru, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 200 shares. Bard Associate last reported 243,664 shares in the company. Blackrock Institutional Na, a California-based fund reported 128,213 shares. Rbf Ltd Liability Corporation, a California-based fund reported 193,159 shares. Gsa Capital Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has 81,048 shares for 0.05% of their US portfolio. Acadian Asset Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Essex Management Co Ltd Company owns 49,539 shares or 0.09% of their US portfolio. Blackrock Group accumulated 0% or 12,520 shares. Vanguard Group Incorporated Incorporated last reported 235,156 shares in the company. Perritt Capital Management has invested 0.27% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Tocqueville Asset Management L P holds 0.03% or 206,394 shares in its portfolio. Blackrock Fund Advisors last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. Manufacturers Life Insurance Com The reported 511 shares or 0% of all its holdings.
Insider Transactions: Since May 31, 2016, the stock had 4 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $360,929 net activity. 25 shares were bought by McEachern Douglas James, worth $248 on Tuesday, May 31. The insider Tipermas Marc sold $66,971.
Another recent and important Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) news was published by Latimes.com which published an article titled: “Willdan Group looks beyond California to diversify its client base” on October 05, 2014.
WLDN Company Profile
Willdan Group, Inc., incorporated on February 13, 2006, is a holding company. The Firm provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry and public agencies at all levels of government, primarily in California and New York. The Firm enables its clients to provide a range of specialized services without having to incur and maintain the overhead necessary to develop staffing in-house. The Firm operates through four divisions: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services. The Firm assists its clients with a range of complementary services relating to energy efficiency and sustainability, engineering and planning, economic and financial consulting, and national preparedness and interoperability. The Firm serves public and governmental agencies, including cities, counties, public utilities, redevelopment agencies, water districts, school districts and universities, state agencies, federal agencies, a range of other special districts and agencies, private utilities and industry and tribal governments.
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