Victory Capital Management Inc. reduced its position in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 21.9% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 485,146 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 136,343 shares during the quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. owned about 1.55% of Walker & Dunlop worth $25,388,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 21,018.7% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,186,367 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $174,530,000 after acquiring an additional 4,166,544 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 11.0% in the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 3,783,928 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $184,769,000 after acquiring an additional 374,119 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 210.9% in the 2nd quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 167,061 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,158,000 after acquiring an additional 113,329 shares during the last quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 125.7% in the 1st quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 147,893 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $6,165,000 after acquiring an additional 82,372 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 13.3% in the 2nd quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 515,171 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $25,156,000 after acquiring an additional 60,675 shares during the last quarter. 77.05% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD) opened at $48.27 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,654.81, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.46 and a beta of 1.44. The company has a current ratio of 12.88, a quick ratio of 7.38 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.84. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has a twelve month low of $27.93 and a twelve month high of $56.46.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.06 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.97 by $0.09. The business had revenue of $179.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $166.38 million. Walker & Dunlop had a return on equity of 22.35% and a net margin of 21.81%. The company’s revenue was up 16.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.96 EPS. research analysts predict that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post 4.45 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Walker & Dunlop from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $49.00 target price on shares of Walker & Dunlop in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. JMP Securities raised Walker & Dunlop from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. Walker & Dunlop currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $44.00.

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In other Walker & Dunlop news, Director Dana L. Schmaltz purchased 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $45.10 per share, for a total transaction of $45,100.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 47,983 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,164,033.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Corporate insiders own 11.70% of the company’s stock.

Walker & Dunlop Profile

Walker & Dunlop, Inc is a holding company, which conducts its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company provides commercial real estate financial products and services primarily to developers and owners of multifamily properties. The Company originates, sells and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital.

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