Shares of Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) traded up 2.9% on Monday . The stock traded as high as $15.64 and last traded at $15.50, with a volume of 66,899 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.06.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $15.00 target price (down previously from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 12th.

The stock’s 50-day moving average is $12.13 and its 200 day moving average is $10.35. The stock has a market cap of $126.38 million and a P/E ratio of 23.22.

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 the 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. On average, equities analysts predict that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current year.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in Willdan Group stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) by 4.8% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 211,857 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 9,789 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP owned approximately 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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