Headlines about Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Willdan Group earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the construction company an impact score of 45.9474558537286 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) traded down 1.43% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $32.34. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 32,675 shares. The company has a 50 day moving average of $30.87 and a 200-day moving average of $31.65. Willdan Group has a 12 month low of $15.25 and a 12 month high of $36.87. The firm has a market capitalization of $280.16 million, a P/E ratio of 28.75 and a beta of 1.30.

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. BidaskClub downgraded Willdan Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 25th. ValuEngine downgraded Willdan Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Finally, Wedbush reaffirmed an “outperform” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th.

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In other news, insider Marc Tipermas sold 5,000 shares of the business’s 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 transaction, the insider now directly owns 43,333 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,550,454.74. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 13.30% of the stock is owned by 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.

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