Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) Given News Sentiment Rating of 0.46

News stories about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) have been trending positive this week, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.46 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the construction company an impact score of 0 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Willdan Group (NASDAQ WLDN) traded up 2.41% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $36.54. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 172,912 shares. The stock has a market capitalization of $314.54 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.19 and a beta of 1.32. Willdan Group has a 52-week low of $12.36 and a 52-week high of $36.87. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $31.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $30.79.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WLDN shares. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price objective (up from $35.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, May 12th. Canaccord Genuity reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price objective on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub lowered Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, May 11th.

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In related news, COO Daniel Chow sold 1,203 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.43, for a total value of $36,607.29. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, Director Raymond W. Holdsworth, Jr. purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 15th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $30.39 per share, with a total value of $30,390.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Company insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

About Willdan Group

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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