Taylor Wealth Management Partners grew its stake in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) by 295.2% during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The fund owned 162,939 shares of the construction company’s stock after acquiring an additional 121,709 shares during the period. Willdan Group comprises about 3.3% of Taylor Wealth Management Partners’ portfolio, making the stock its 14th biggest position. Taylor Wealth Management Partners’ holdings in Willdan Group were worth $5,700,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other large investors also recently modified their holdings of WLDN. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in shares of Willdan Group by 12.8% in the second quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 538,117 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $16,665,000 after acquiring an additional 61,156 shares in the last quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC lifted its position in shares of Willdan Group by 17.4% in the third quarter. William Blair Investment Management LLC now owns 342,964 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $11,647,000 after acquiring an additional 50,755 shares in the last quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. lifted its position in shares of Willdan Group by 11.0% in the third quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 414,094 shares of the construction company’s stock valued at $14,062,000 after acquiring an additional 40,877 shares in the last quarter. Putnam Investments LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Willdan Group in the third quarter valued at $1,151,000. Finally, Teton Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Willdan Group in the third quarter valued at $849,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 55.43% of the company’s stock.

WLDN has been the subject of several analyst reports. BidaskClub lowered Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. ValuEngine lowered Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 27th. Canaccord Genuity upped their target price on Willdan Group from $36.00 to $40.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, November 5th. Finally, Wedbush upped their target price on Willdan Group from $40.00 to $45.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Monday, November 12th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $38.50.

Willdan Group stock traded up $0.06 during trading on Monday, hitting $33.56. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,261 shares, compared to its average volume of 52,575. The firm has a market capitalization of $386.57 million, a P/E ratio of 28.44 and a beta of 1.33. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 1-year low of $19.25 and a 1-year high of $39.00.

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) last released its earnings results on Thursday, November 1st. The construction company reported $0.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.45 by ($0.01). The business had revenue of $71.39 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $61.01 million. Willdan Group had a net margin of 4.85% and a return on equity of 15.67%. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Willdan Group, Inc. will post 1.43 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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About Willdan Group

Willdan Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry, and public agencies at various levels of government primarily in the Unites States. It operates through four segments: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services, and Homeland Security Services.

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