Press coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog 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 news impact score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the construction company an impact score of 45.888122678092 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:
- Willdan Group, Inc. (WLDN) Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Q1 2018 Earnings Forecast for Willdan Group, Inc. Issued By Wedbush (WLDN) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Mid-Day Market Update: Dow Rises Over 250 Points; AutoWeb Shares Plunge (feeds.benzinga.com)
- Willdan Announces New Board and Officer Appointments (finance.yahoo.com)
- Willdan Group Reports Strong Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2017 Results (finance.yahoo.com)
Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) traded up $0.05 during trading hours on Wednesday, hitting $26.06. The stock had a trading volume of 79,815 shares, compared to its average volume of 69,411. The company has a market capitalization of $234.11, a PE ratio of 19.53 and a beta of 1.16. 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 has a 52 week low of $19.25 and a 52 week high of $36.87.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on WLDN. Zacks Investment Research raised Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $30.00 target price for the company in a report on Wednesday. Canaccord Genuity set a $36.00 price target on Willdan Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Willdan Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.75.
In other Willdan Group news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 3,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, December 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total value of $75,720.00. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 38,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $967,524.92. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 13.30% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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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