Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Director Douglas James Mceachern purchased 306 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $36.11 per share, with a total value of $11,049.66. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ WLDN) traded down 1.72% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $35.91. 72,671 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The company has a market capitalization of $309.11 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 31.64 and a beta of 1.32. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 52-week low of $12.36 and a 52-week high of $36.45. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $31.97 and its 200-day moving average price is $30.79.

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WLDN has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Wedbush restated an “outperform” rating and issued a $40.00 price target (up previously from $35.00) on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Friday, May 12th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 price target on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 11th.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of WLDN. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP raised its position in shares of Willdan Group by 25.3% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 378,658 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $12,216,000 after buying an additional 76,343 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Willdan Group by 8.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 271,616 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $8,762,000 after buying an additional 20,036 shares during the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the second quarter worth approximately $5,417,000. Hennessy Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the first quarter worth approximately $4,716,000. Finally, William Blair Investment Management LLC raised its position in shares of Willdan Group by 10.5% in the second quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 123,197 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $3,764,000 after buying an additional 11,674 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 48.34% of the company’s stock.

About Willdan Group

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, primarily in California and New York. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services.

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