Media coverage about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the construction company an impact score of 45.1405852197483 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of Willdan Group (WLDN) traded down 5.12% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $30.79. 49,293 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market cap of $266.73 million, a PE ratio of 27.37 and a beta of 1.30. Willdan Group has a 52-week low of $15.25 and a 52-week high of $36.87. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $31.10 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.70.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on WLDN shares. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine raised shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Finally, Seaport Global Securities reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $37.00 target price on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Wednesday. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $37.67.
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In other Willdan Group news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.78, for a total transaction of $178,900.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 43,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,550,454.74. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. 13.30% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
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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