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How to buy Willdan Group stock | $38.07

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Willdan Group, Inc is an engineering & construction business based in the US. Willdan Group shares (WLDN) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Willdan Group employs 1,451 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$423.5 million.

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  3. Search for Willdan Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WLDN. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Willdan Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$38.07, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Willdan Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Willdan Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Willdan Group share price

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Willdan Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-09.
Latest market closeUSD$38.07
52-week rangeUSD$17.92 - USD$39.6
50-day moving average USD$34.2303
200-day moving average USD$28.5939
Wall St. target priceUSD$42.33
PE ratio 47.8293
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.248

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Is it a good time to buy Willdan Group stock?

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Willdan Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $38.07 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-13) N/A
1 month (2020-12-24) -7.95%
3 months (2020-10-20) N/A
6 months (2020-07-20) N/A
1 year (2020-01-20) N/A
2 years (2019-01-20) N/A
3 years (2018-01-20) N/A
5 years (2016-01-20) N/A

Is Willdan Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Willdan Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Willdan Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Willdan Group's P/E ratio

Willdan Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 48x. In other words, Willdan Group shares trade at around 48x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

Willdan Group's EBITDA

Willdan Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$14.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Willdan Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Willdan Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$423.5 million
Gross profit TTM USD$135 million
Return on assets TTM -0.65%
Return on equity TTM -4.5%
Profit margin -1.72%
Book value $14.028
Market capitalisation USD$471.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Willdan Group shares

There are currently 576,820 Willdan Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Willdan Group's "short interest". This figure is 0.9% down from 582,135 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Willdan Group shares can be evaluated.

Willdan Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Willdan Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Willdan Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Willdan Group shares traded daily (recently around 53707.635009311). Willdan Group's SIR currently stands at 10.74. In other words for every 100,000 Willdan Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10740 shares are currently held short.

However Willdan Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Willdan Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Willdan Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Willdan Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Willdan Group shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0508% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Willdan Group shares, roughly 51 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against Willdan Group.

Find out more about how you can short Willdan Group stock.

Willdan Group share dividends

We're not expecting Willdan Group to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Willdan Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Willdan Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $17.92 up to $39.6. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WLDN.US volatility(beta: 1.56)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Willdan Group's is 1.5596. This would suggest that Willdan Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Willdan Group overview

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 audit and surveys, program design, master planning, demand reduction, grid optimization, benchmarking analyses, design engineering, construction management, performance contracting, installation, alternative financing, and measurement and verification services, as well as software and data analytics. The Engineering and Consulting segment provides building and safety, city engineering, code enforcement, development plan review and inspection, disaster recovery, geotechnical and earthquake engineering, planning and surveying, contract staff support, program and construction management, structural engineering, transportation and traffic engineering, and water resources services. This segment also offers district administration, financial consulting, and federal compliance services; emergency preparedness, planning, training, and exercise services; and communications and technology services. The company serves public and governmental agencies, including cities, counties, redevelopment agencies, water districts, school districts, and universities; investor and municipal owned energy utilities; state and federal agencies; commercial and industrial firms; and tribal governments, as well as various other special districts and agencies. Willdan Group, Inc. was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Anaheim, California.

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