Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Chairman Thomas Donald Brisbin sold 30,000 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction on Friday, March 17th. The stock was sold at an average price of $32.32, for a total value of $969,600.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.
Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) opened at 32.01 on Tuesday. The stock has a market cap of $269.33 million, a P/E ratio of 33.00 and a beta of 1.73. Willdan Group, Inc. has a one year low of $8.40 and a one year high of $36.39. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $28.87 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.80.
Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 9th. The company reported $0.18 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.16 by $0.02. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 16.60% and a net margin of 3.88%. On average, analysts predict that Willdan Group, Inc. will post $1.19 earnings per share for the current year.
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WLDN has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $23.00 target price (down from $30.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, January 20th. Zacks Investment Research cut Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 11th.
A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in Willdan Group by 38.6% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 506,989 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,453,000 after buying an additional 141,189 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in Willdan Group by 22.8% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 302,315 shares of the company’s stock worth $6,829,000 after buying an additional 56,149 shares during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC acquired a new stake in Willdan Group during the fourth quarter worth about $5,648,000. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. increased its stake in Willdan Group by 4.7% in the third quarter. Tocqueville Asset Management L.P. now owns 216,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,791,000 after buying an additional 9,606 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Oxford Asset Management acquired a new stake in Willdan Group during the fourth quarter worth about $1,709,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 35.80% of the company’s stock.
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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