Teachers Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund bought 14,061 shares of the construction company’s stock, valued at approximately $430,000. Teachers Advisors LLC owned about 0.16% of Willdan Group as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of Willdan Group by 25.3% during the 1st quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 378,658 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $12,216,000 after purchasing an additional 76,343 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Willdan Group by 8.0% during the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 271,616 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $8,762,000 after acquiring an additional 20,036 shares during the period. Eagle Asset Management Inc. purchased a new position in Willdan Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $5,417,000. William Blair Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in Willdan Group by 10.5% during the 2nd quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 123,197 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,764,000 after acquiring an additional 11,674 shares during the period. Finally, Fiera Capital Corp boosted its holdings in Willdan Group by 56.2% during the 2nd quarter. Fiera Capital Corp now owns 121,417 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $3,709,000 after acquiring an additional 43,670 shares during the period. 59.75% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, Director Douglas James Mceachern bought 1,180 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $27.32 per share, for a total transaction of $32,237.60. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Raymond W. Holdsworth, Jr. bought 2,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $25.73 per share, with a total value of $64,325.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders acquired a total of 3,830 shares of company stock valued at $101,505 over the last quarter. Company insiders own 13.30% of the company’s stock.

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A number of research firms recently issued reports on WLDN. BidaskClub cut Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine cut Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Seaport Global Securities restated a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective on shares of Willdan Group in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective for the company in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. Willdan Group has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $36.50.

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ WLDN) opened at $26.41 on Tuesday. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $18.52 and a 1-year high of $36.87. The company has a current ratio of 1.46, a quick ratio of 1.46 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03. The stock has a market capitalization of $228.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.63 and a beta of 1.17.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The construction company reported $0.31 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.30 by $0.01. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 18.10% and a net margin of 3.90%. The business had revenue of $69.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $60.39 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 17.5% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Willdan Group, Inc. will post 1.16 earnings per share for the current year.

Willdan Group Profile

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN)

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