Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) Upgraded to Buy by ValuEngine

Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN) was upgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report released on Tuesday, ValuEngine reports.

A number of other equities research analysts have also issued reports on WLDN. TheStreet lowered Willdan Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, November 1st. BidaskClub raised Willdan Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Willdan Group in a research report on Saturday, October 5th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $42.50.

Shares of Willdan Group stock opened at $30.08 on Tuesday. The stock’s fifty day moving average is $35.82 and its 200-day moving average is $35.51. The firm has a market capitalization of $352.19 million, a PE ratio of 19.53 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a quick ratio of 1.55, a current ratio of 1.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.67. Willdan Group has a 12-month low of $28.40 and a 12-month high of $40.70.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WLDN. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank acquired a new stake in shares of Willdan Group during the second quarter worth $27,000. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the third quarter valued at $28,000. Citadel Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the second quarter valued at $250,000. Campbell & CO Investment Adviser LLC purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the second quarter valued at $263,000. Finally, First Republic Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Willdan Group during the second quarter valued at $269,000. 86.91% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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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