Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust Acquires Shares of 56,787 Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD)

Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust acquired a new position in shares of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 56,787 shares of the financial services provider’s stock, valued at approximately $2,972,000. Emerald Mutual Fund Advisers Trust owned 0.18% of Walker & Dunlop as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of WD. Meeder Asset Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 226.2% during the 2nd quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,629 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $128,000 after acquiring an additional 1,823 shares in the last quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 68.6% during the 2nd quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 2,698 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $132,000 after acquiring an additional 1,098 shares in the last quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY boosted its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 72.8% during the 2nd quarter. Cypress Capital Management LLC WY now owns 2,730 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $133,000 after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares in the last quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 1.5% during the 2nd quarter. LS Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,165 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $155,000 after acquiring an additional 47 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Flinton Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 69.4% during the 2nd quarter. Flinton Capital Management LLC now owns 3,570 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $174,000 after acquiring an additional 1,462 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.24% of the company’s stock.

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

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE WD) opened at $53.96 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $1.69 billion, a PE ratio of 12.00 and a beta of 1.44. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has a 12-month low of $26.73 and a 12-month high of $56.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.61, a current ratio of 7.38 and a quick ratio of 7.38.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $166.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $167.51 million. Walker & Dunlop had a net margin of 21.91% and a return on equity of 22.86%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.05 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post 4.45 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, Director Dana L. Schmaltz purchased 1,000 shares of Walker & Dunlop stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 7th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $45.10 per share, for a total transaction of $45,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,983 shares in the company, valued at $2,164,033.30. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dana L. Schmaltz purchased 2,000 shares of Walker & Dunlop stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $47.85 per share, for a total transaction of $95,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 44,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,152,436.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders acquired 4,000 shares of company stock worth $186,850. Company insiders own 11.70% of the company’s stock.

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.

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

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