Surging Earnings Estimates Signal Good News for Willdan Group (WLDN)


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Willdan Group Inc WLDN is a professional technical and consulting services providing company that could be an interesting play for investors. That is because, not only does the stock have decent short-term momentum, but it is seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate revision front as well.

These positive earnings estimate revisions suggest that analysts are becoming more optimistic on WLDN's earnings for the coming quarter and year. In fact, consensus estimates have moved sharply higher for both of these time frames over the past four weeks, suggesting that Willdan Groupcould be a solid choice for investors.

Current Quarter Estimates for WLDN

In the past 30 days, 1 estimate has gone higher for Willdan Group while none have gone lower in the same time period. The trend has been pretty favorable too, with estimates increasing from 14 cents a share 30 days ago, to 16 cents today, a move of 14.3%.

Current Year Estimates for WLDN

Meanwhile, Willdan Group's current year figures are also looking quite promising, with 2 estimates moving higher in the past month, compared to none lower. The consensus estimate trend has also seen a boost for this time frame, increasing from 85 cents per share 30 days ago to 95 cents per share today, an increase of 11.8%.

WILLDAN GROUP Price and Consensus

WILLDAN GROUP Price and Consensus | WILLDAN GROUP Quote

Bottom Line

The stock has also started to move higher lately, adding 54% over the past four weeks, suggesting that investors are starting to take note of this impressive story. So investors may definitely want to consider this Zacks Rank #1 (Strong buy) stock to profit in the near future. You can see  the complete list of today's Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here .

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