Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) – Research analysts at Seaport Global Securities issued their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Willdan Group in a report released on Wednesday. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Shlisky expects that the construction company will post earnings per share of $0.28 for the quarter. Seaport Global Securities currently has a “Buy” rating and a $37.00 price target on the stock. Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for Willdan Group’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.20 EPS, FY2017 earnings at $1.15 EPS, Q1 2018 earnings at $0.38 EPS, Q2 2018 earnings at $0.57 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.24 EPS, Q4 2018 earnings at $0.19 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $1.39 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.71 EPS.

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Several other research firms have also recently weighed in on WLDN. BidaskClub cut Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine cut Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Wedbush reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Wednesday, July 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $37.67.

Shares of Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) opened at 30.79 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $31.10 and a 200 day moving average of $31.70. The firm has a market capitalization of $266.73 million, a PE ratio of 27.37 and a beta of 1.30. Willdan Group has a 12-month low of $15.25 and a 12-month high of $36.87.

A number of hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Alps Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Willdan Group by 0.3% in the second quarter. Alps Advisors Inc. now owns 14,146 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $432,000 after purchasing an additional 36 shares during the period. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC lifted its position in Willdan Group by 1.0% in the second quarter. Rice Hall James & Associates LLC now owns 9,926 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $303,000 after purchasing an additional 103 shares during the period. Geode Capital Management LLC lifted its position in Willdan Group by 2.0% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 44,623 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $1,439,000 after purchasing an additional 856 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. lifted its position in Willdan Group by 4.7% in the second quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 19,684 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $601,000 after purchasing an additional 891 shares during the period. Finally, Navellier & Associates Inc lifted its position in Willdan Group by 3.2% in the second quarter. Navellier & Associates Inc now owns 31,331 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $957,000 after purchasing an additional 967 shares during the period. 57.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $35.78, for a total value of $178,900.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 43,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,550,454.74. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 13.30% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Willdan Group Company 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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN)

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