Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) Shares Sold by AQR Capital Management LLC

AQR Capital Management LLC cut its position in shares of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) by 11.5% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 191,863 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 24,829 shares during the period. AQR Capital Management LLC owned 0.61% of Walker & Dunlop worth $7,999,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in WD. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans now owns 15,160 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $473,000 after buying an additional 950 shares in the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 40.5% in the fourth quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 82,063 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,560,000 after buying an additional 23,663 shares in the last quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 30.2% in the fourth quarter. Allianz Asset Management AG now owns 72,076 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $2,248,000 after buying an additional 16,726 shares in the last quarter. Two Sigma Investments LP purchased a new stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop during the fourth quarter worth about $1,128,000. Finally, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its stake in shares of Walker & Dunlop by 2.1% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,769,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $55,220,000 after buying an additional 37,189 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 80.83% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD) traded down 0.84% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $49.29. 250,020 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 company has a 50 day moving average of $49.82 and a 200 day moving average of $43.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.49 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.90 and a beta of 1.39.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The financial services provider reported $1.08 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $166.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $167.51 million. Walker & Dunlop had a net margin of 21.91% and a return on equity of 22.86%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 12.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.05 EPS. On average, equities research analysts predict that Walker & Dunlop, Inc. will post $4.51 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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A number of research firms recently weighed in on WD. BidaskClub cut shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a research report on Saturday, May 6th. ValuEngine raised shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 2nd. JMP Securities raised shares of Walker & Dunlop from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $55.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $49.00 price target on shares of Walker & Dunlop and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Four analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, one has issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. Walker & Dunlop presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $47.00.

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.

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

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