Short Interest Worth Mentioning Today: Is Buying Willdan Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:WLDN) Here Good Idea?

November 21, 2016 - By Clifton Ray   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Worth Mentioning Today: Is Buying Willdan Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:WLDN) Here Good Idea?

The stock of Willdan Group Incorporated (NASDAQ:WLDN) registered an increase of 30.33% in short interest. WLDN’s total short interest was 15,900 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 30.33% from 12,200 shares, reported previously. With 77,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 0 days to cover their WLDN’s short positions. The short interest to Willdan Group Incorporated’s float is 0.22%. About 85,954 shares traded hands or 4.46% up from the average. Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) has risen 109.99% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 106.13% the S&P500.

Willdan Group, Inc. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $190.89 million. The Firm provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry and public agencies at all levels of government. It has a 26 P/E ratio. It operates through four divisions: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 2.4 in 2016 Q2. Its up 1.40, from 1 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 1 funds sold all Willdan Group, Inc. shares owned while 12 reduced positions. 2 funds bought stakes while 11 increased positions. They now own 2.64 million shares or 2.88% more from 2.56 million shares in 2016Q1.
Federated Investors Pa accumulated 0% or 360 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp has 217,341 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Manufacturers Life The has invested 0% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Essex Inv Mgmt Commerce Limited Liability Company last reported 0.09% of its portfolio in the stock. Renaissance Limited Co holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 307,100 shares. Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Company holds 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) for 898 shares. Commercial Bank Of America De accumulated 0% or 30,925 shares. Royal State Bank Of Canada owns 33,600 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Deutsche Financial Bank Ag reported 19,352 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Blackrock Fund Advisors owns 18,169 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Acadian Asset Mgmt Llc holds 0% or 42,165 shares in its portfolio. Gsa Prns Llp last reported 0.05% of its portfolio in the stock. Blackrock Institutional Trust Na last reported 0% of its portfolio in the stock. The United Kingdom-based Oxford Asset Mngmt has invested 0.01% in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN). Blackrock Group has invested 0% of its portfolio in Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN).

Insider Transactions: Since May 31, 2016, the stock had 4 insider buys, and 3 sales for $360,929 net activity. Another trade for 25 shares valued at $426 was bought by McEachern Douglas James. $38,280 worth of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) shares were sold by Tipermas Marc.

Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) Ratings Coverage

Out of 2 analysts covering Willdan Group (NASDAQ:WLDN), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Willdan Group has been the topic of 5 analyst reports since September 1, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was initiated on Friday, January 15 by Seaport Global Securities. As per Tuesday, September 1, the company rating was upgraded by TheStreet. The rating was initiated by Seaport Global Securities with “Speculative Buy” on Monday, January 18. The stock of Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) earned “Outperform” rating by Wedbush on Monday, November 7.

WLDN Company Profile

Willdan Group, Inc., incorporated on February 13, 2006, is a holding company. The Firm provides professional technical and consulting services to utilities, private industry and public agencies at all levels of government. The Firm operates through four divisions: Energy Efficiency Services, Engineering Services, Public Finance Services and Homeland Security Services. The Firm assists its clients with a range of complementary services relating to energy efficiency and sustainability; engineering and planning; economic and financial consulting, and national preparedness and interoperability. The Company’s client base comprises public and private utilities, commercial and industrial firms, cities, counties, special districts, other local and state agencies, and tribal governments.

Another recent and important Willdan Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WLDN) news was published by Latimes.com which published an article titled: “Willdan Group looks beyond California to diversify its client base” on October 05, 2014.

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