Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) shares shot up 7.5% during trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $15.00 and last traded at $14.95, with a volume of 96,506 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $13.91.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on WLDN. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (down from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price target for the company in a research note on Thursday, June 2nd.

The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $11.27 and its 200-day moving average price is $9.99. The company has a market capitalization of $121.90 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.39.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.37 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.23 by $0.14. The business earned $58.90 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $49.55 million. Analysts anticipate that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.87 EPS for the current fiscal year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Willdan Group stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) by 4.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 211,857 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 9,789 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned about 2.68% of Willdan Group worth $1,775,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services.

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