Press coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the construction company an impact score of 46.6292127136737 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- 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)
Several analysts have weighed in on WLDN shares. Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Canaccord Genuity set a $36.00 price objective on shares of Willdan Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, March 5th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. Willdan Group presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $36.50.
In other Willdan Group news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, December 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $25.24, for a total transaction of $75,720.00. Following the sale, 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. 13.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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