LS Investment Advisors LLC increased its position in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 1.5% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 3,165 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after buying an additional 47 shares during the period. LS Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in Walker & Dunlop were worth $155,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Meeder Asset Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 226.2% in the second quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,629 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $128,000 after buying an additional 1,823 shares in the last quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue raised its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 81.5% in the second quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 5,555 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $271,000 after buying an additional 2,495 shares in the last quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 45.2% in the second quarter. Fisher Asset Management LLC now owns 102,196 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $4,990,000 after buying an additional 31,810 shares in the last quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. bought a new stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop during the second quarter worth approximately $284,000. Finally, GW&K Investment Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Walker & Dunlop during the second quarter valued at about $203,000. 80.85% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) traded down 0.76% on Thursday, hitting $46.99. 49,244 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $1.47 billion, a PE ratio of 10.39 and a beta of 1.39. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $49.76 and a 200-day moving average of $44.43. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has a 1-year low of $23.61 and a 1-year high of $53.43.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $166.40 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $167.51 million. Walker & Dunlop had a return on equity of 22.86% and a net margin of 21.91%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.05 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts expect that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post $4.50 EPS for the current year.

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WD has been the topic of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. BidaskClub raised shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 16th. JMP Securities lowered shares of Walker & Dunlop from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 3rd. ValuEngine raised shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $49.00 target price on shares of Walker & Dunlop and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $47.00.

Walker & Dunlop Company 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD)

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