Fiera Capital Corp increased its stake in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) by 56.2% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 121,417 shares of the construction company’s stock after purchasing an additional 43,670 shares during the period. Fiera Capital Corp owned approximately 1.41% of Willdan Group worth $3,709,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in WLDN. Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 4,225.1% in the 1st quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 9,126 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $294,000 after purchasing an additional 8,915 shares during the period. Oxford Asset Management boosted its stake in Willdan Group by 20.4% in the 1st quarter. Oxford Asset Management now owns 91,078 shares of the construction company’s stock worth $2,938,000 after purchasing an additional 15,431 shares during the period. Hancock Holding Co. acquired a new position in Willdan Group in the 1st quarter worth $254,000. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in Willdan Group in the 1st quarter worth $606,000. Finally, Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware acquired a new position in Willdan Group in the 1st quarter worth $1,458,000. 57.22% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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Shares of Willdan Group, Inc. (WLDN) opened at 29.08 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $251.92 million, a PE ratio of 25.85 and a beta of 1.40. Willdan Group, Inc. has a 12 month low of $15.25 and a 12 month high of $36.87. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $31.92 and its 200 day moving average is $31.55.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on WLDN shares. Canaccord Genuity reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $36.00 target price on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Willdan Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $32.67.

In other news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 5,000 shares of Willdan Group stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $35.78, for a total transaction of $178,900.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,333 shares in the company, valued at $1,550,454.74. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. 13.30% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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.

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

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