Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) shares rose 5.4% during trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $16.84 and last traded at $16.72, with a volume of 102,907 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $15.86.

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

The company has a 50-day moving average of $12.82 and a 200-day moving average of $10.66. The stock has a market capitalization of $138.16 million and a PE ratio of 25.38.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last issued its quarterly earnings results 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 company earned $58.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $49.55 million. On average, equities analysts forecast that Willdan Group Inc. will post $0.87 earnings per share for the current year.

An institutional investor recently raised its position in Willdan Group stock. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased 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. 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 approximately 2.68% of Willdan Group worth $1,775,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

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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