Shares of Willdan Group Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) hit a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $15.18 and last traded at $15.16, with a volume of 44,506 shares. The stock had previously closed at $14.70.

WLDN has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $11.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, June 2nd. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $15.00 price objective (down from $17.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Friday, August 5th.

The firm has a market capitalization of $125.71 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.09. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $11.78 and its 200 day moving average price is $10.17.

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

A hedge fund recently raised its stake 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 13F 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 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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