Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) SVP Sells $55,020.37 in Stock

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) SVP Paul Milton Whitelaw sold 1,721 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.97, for a total value of $55,020.37. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Paul Milton Whitelaw also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, June 10th, Paul Milton Whitelaw sold 3,500 shares of Willdan Group stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.74, for a total value of $111,090.00.

Shares of Willdan Group stock traded up $0.14 on Friday, reaching $32.43. 104 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 81,418. The stock has a market capitalization of $359.39 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.86 and a beta of 1.25. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 52 week low of $27.61 and a 52 week high of $40.70. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.59, a quick ratio of 1.37 and a current ratio of 1.37.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The construction company reported $0.10 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.08 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $91.79 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $80.79 million. Willdan Group had a return on equity of 12.34% and a net margin of 2.39%. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Willdan Group, Inc. will post 1.67 EPS for the current year.

Several research firms have recently issued reports on WLDN. ValuEngine downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Thursday, June 6th. BidaskClub raised shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 11th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Willdan Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, May 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $41.33.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its holdings in Willdan Group by 4.9% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 117,200 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $4,344,000 after acquiring an additional 5,438 shares in the last quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. lifted its holdings in Willdan Group by 14.9% in the first quarter. Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. now owns 24,156 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $896,000 after acquiring an additional 3,137 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new position in Willdan Group in the first quarter valued at about $1,768,000. Summit Global Investments lifted its holdings in Willdan Group by 4.1% in the first quarter. Summit Global Investments now owns 20,100 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $745,000 after acquiring an additional 800 shares during the period. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lifted its holdings in Willdan Group by 24.3% in the first quarter. Citigroup Inc. now owns 2,627 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $98,000 after acquiring an additional 514 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 78.70% of the company’s stock.

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About Willdan Group

Willdan Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and consulting services primarily in the United States. It operates in two segments, Energy, and Engineering and Consulting. The Energy segment offers comprehensive survey, program design, master planning, benchmarking analysis, design engineering, construction management, performance contracting, installation, alternative financing, and measurement and verification services.

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