Willdan Group Inc. (WLDN) has been one of the best performers amongst all NYSE and NASDAQ listed stocks in the services sector during morning trading on September 23. At the lunch break, shares of WLDN have tacked on 3.16% to $18.91 after closing the day prior at $18.33. In the first two and a half hours of trading, the stock has gone as high as $19.15 and as low as $18.22. Today’s rise has come with about 75,278 shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 76,662 for Willdan Group Inc.. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $18.78 for WLDN.
The share appreciation gives the company a market capitalization of $152.12 million based upon 8.3 million shares outstanding. It also means that WLDN has a price-to-book ratio of 3.4:1.
In the past 52 weeks, shares of WLDN have traded as low as $6.95 and as high as $18.72. Technical traders will take note that at $18.91, shares of WLDN are trading above their 200-day MA at $10.66 and above their 50-day MA at $14.45. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move through or holding above them is typically regarded as bullish.
Who is WLDN?
Willdan Group Inc is a provider of professional, technical and consulting services to public agencies at all levels of government, public and private utilities and commercial and industrial firms. The company’s 688 employees are led by CEO Thomas D. Brisbin from the corporate headquarters at 2401 East Katella Avenue in Anaheim, CA.
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