Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN)’s share price hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Friday . The stock traded as high as $15.90 and last traded at $15.78, with a volume of 31,763 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $15.50.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price target (down previously from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Willdan Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 12th.

The company has a market cap of $131.36 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.13. The company’s 50 day moving average is $12.39 and its 200-day moving average is $10.43.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.37 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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 analysts predict 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 stake 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. 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 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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