Stock Short Interest Filing: Will Walker & Dunlop Incorporated (NYSE:WD) Run Out of Steam Soon? Short Interest Is Down

November 21, 2016 - By kentuckypostne   ·   0 Comments

Stock Short Interest Filing: Will Walker & Dunlop Incorporated (NYSE:WD) Run Out of Steam Soon? Short Interest Is Down

The stock of Walker & Dunlop Incorporated (NYSE:WD) registered a decrease of 1.97% in short interest. WD’s total short interest was 423,100 shares in November as published by FINRA. Its down 1.97% from 431,600 shares, reported previously. With 105,600 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 4 days to cover their WD’s short positions. The short interest to Walker & Dunlop Incorporated’s float is 1.52%. About 19,546 shares traded hands. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 31.49% since April 19, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.63% the S&P500.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. is a holding company, which conducts all of its activities through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The company has a market cap of $913.30 million. The Firm is a well-known provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. It has a 9.13 P/E ratio. It originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital.

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.99 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.34, from 1.33 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 22 funds sold all Walker & Dunlop, Inc. shares owned while 41 reduced positions. 25 funds bought stakes while 59 increased positions. They now own 23.74 million shares or 0.59% less from 23.88 million shares in 2016Q1.
Stevens Mgmt Ltd Partnership accumulated 9,313 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Louisiana State Employees Retirement Systems accumulated 12,000 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Comml Bank Of Montreal Can owns 92,245 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Commercial Bank Of America Corporation De has 8,668 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Argent Mngmt owns 76,100 shares or 0.08% of their US portfolio. Tci Wealth Advisors accumulated 0% or 29 shares. Navellier & Inc has 28,258 shares for 0.1% of their US portfolio. Pacad Invest holds 0% or 1,600 shares in its portfolio. Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas, a Texas-based fund reported 3,851 shares. The Illinois-based Envestnet Asset Management has invested 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Wells Fargo And Mn holds 0% or 107,723 shares in its portfolio. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 13,112 shares. D E Shaw And holds 0% or 112,177 shares in its portfolio. The New York-based Tiaa Cref Mgmt Lc has invested 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Moreover, Northern Tru Corp has 0% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 305,445 shares.

Insider Transactions: Since August 3, 2016, the stock had 2 insider buys, and 8 selling transactions for $7.86 million net activity. Smith Howard W III sold $132,921 worth of stock. 1,500 shares were bought by SCHMALTZ DANA L, worth $38,775 on Friday, September 9. Walker William M sold $1.42M worth of stock or 53,170 shares.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 7 analysts covering Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), 2 rate it a “Buy”, 2 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 29% are positive. Walker & Dunlop has been the topic of 9 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, November 5 report. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $577 target price in Monday, August 17 report. As per Thursday, October 1, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The firm earned “Neutral” rating on Thursday, August 6 by Compass Point. The stock of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, October 6.

WD Company Profile

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., incorporated on July 29, 2010, is a holding company, which conducts all of its activities through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Firm is a well-known provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. Walker & Dunlop, LLC is its operating company. The Firm 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. The Company’s clients are developers and owners of commercial real estate. It originates and sells loans through the programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and together with Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)), the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Federal Housing Administration, a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (together with Ginnie Mae, HUD).

More notable recent Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Walker & Dunlop Originates Floating Rate Fannie Mae Loans Totaling $161 Million” on November 16, 2016, also Prnewswire.com with their article: “Walker & Dunlop’s Servicing Portfolio Climbs Above $60 Billion” published on November 10, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Walker & Dunlop Expands Lending Platform with Acquisition of Elkins Mortgage” on October 26, 2016. More interesting news about Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Walker & Dunlop Hires Experienced Multifamily Loan Originator in Southern …” published on November 07, 2016 as well as Bizjournals.com‘s news article titled: “Walker & Dunlop strikes deal for $3.8 billion portfolio to become nation’s top …” with publication date: June 08, 2016.

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