Origin Asset Management LLP held its position in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 8,749 shares of the financial services provider’s stock at the end of the 2nd quarter. Origin Asset Management LLP’s holdings in Walker & Dunlop were worth $427,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of WD. BlackRock Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 21,018.7% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 4,186,367 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $174,530,000 after purchasing an additional 4,166,544 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 18.7% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 819,911 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $34,182,000 after purchasing an additional 129,027 shares during the last quarter. American Century Companies Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 210.9% in the second quarter. American Century Companies Inc. now owns 167,061 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $8,158,000 after purchasing an additional 113,329 shares during the last quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC raised its holdings in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 61.1% in the first quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 241,831 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $10,082,000 after purchasing an additional 91,729 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. raised its holdings in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 125.7% in the first quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 147,893 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $6,165,000 after purchasing an additional 82,372 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 77.25% of the company’s stock.

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Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD) traded up 0.591% during trading on Thursday, hitting $46.795. 10,034 shares of the company traded hands. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. has a 12-month low of $23.61 and a 12-month high of $53.43. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $47.75 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.46 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.344 and a beta of 1.40.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.06 by $0.02. Walker & Dunlop had a return on equity of 22.86% and a net margin of 21.91%. The company had revenue of $166.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $167.51 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $1.05 earnings per share. Walker & Dunlop’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post $4.50 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $49.00 price objective on shares of Walker & Dunlop and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.00.

In other news, Director Dana L. Schmaltz bought 1,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, September 7th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $45.10 per share, with a total value of $45,100.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 47,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,164,033.30. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Dana L. Schmaltz bought 2,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $47.85 per share, for a total transaction of $95,700.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 44,983 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,152,436.55. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 4,000 shares of company stock worth $186,850 over the last ninety days. 11.70% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Walker & Dunlop

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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