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

WLDN has been the topic of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Wedbush reiterated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (down previously from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Friday, August 5th.

The company’s 50 day moving average price is $11.52 and its 200-day moving average price is $10.10. The company has a market cap of $122.40 million and a PE ratio of 22.48.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.14. The company earned $58.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.55 million. Equities research analysts expect that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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

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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