Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.33

Media stories about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) have trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.33 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage 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 company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. Canaccord Genuity set a $36.00 price target on Willdan Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, March 11th. Zacks Investment Research reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $35.75.

Willdan Group stock opened at $27.47 on Thursday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 1.48 and a quick ratio of 1.48. Willdan Group has a 1 year low of $19.25 and a 1 year high of $36.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $245.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.65 and a beta of 1.16.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, March 8th. The construction company reported $0.22 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.04. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 17.31% and a net margin of 4.44%. The business had revenue of $64.16 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $55.44 million. research analysts expect that Willdan Group will post 1.57 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Willdan Group news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $26.47, for a total transaction of $66,175.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 42,500 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,124,975. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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Willdan Group Company Profile

Willdan Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at various levels of government primarily in the Unites States. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services, and Homeland Security Services.

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