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NYSE:WD

Walker & Dunlop - WD Stock Forecast, Price & News

$114.38
+2.48 (+2.22%)
(As of 08/12/2022 09:15 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$112.58
$114.48
50-Day Range
$89.09
$114.38
52-Week Range
$88.20
$156.77
Volume
77,800 shs
Average Volume
162,236 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.78 billion
P/E Ratio
13.68
Dividend Yield
2.10%
Price Target
$171.00

Walker & Dunlop MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
49.5% Upside
$171.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.33% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
-0.30mentions of Walker & Dunlop in the last 14 days
Based on 14 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Acquiring Shares
$90,160 Bought Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
21.20%
From $8.30 to $10.06 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

3.12 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

45th out of 926 stocks

Nondepository Credit Institutions Industry

2nd out of 33 stocks

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About Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) Stock

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., through its subsidiaries, originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products and services for owners and developers of real estate in the United States. The company offers first mortgage, second trust, supplemental, construction, mezzanine, preferred equity, small-balance, and bridge/interim loans. It also provides multifamily finance for manufactured housing communities, student housing, affordable housing, and senior housing properties under the Fannie Mae's DUS program; and construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, senior housing, and healthcare facilities. In addition, the company acts as an intermediary in the placement of commercial real estate debt between institutional sources of capital, including life insurance companies, investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, CMBS conduits, and other institutional investors, as well as owners of various types of commercial real estate. Further, it advises on capital structure; develops the financing package; facilitates negotiations between its client and institutional sources of capital; coordinates due diligence; and assists in closing the transaction. Additionally, the company offers property sales brokerage, underwriting and risk management, and servicing and asset management services. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. was founded in 1937 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

Walker & Dunlop Price Performance

Shares of WD Stock traded up $2.48 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $114.38. The stock had a trading volume of 77,871 shares, compared to its average volume of 122,424. Walker & Dunlop has a one year low of $88.20 and a one year high of $156.77. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.11, a current ratio of 160.37 and a quick ratio of 160.37. The stock's 50-day moving average price is $101.81 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $117.41. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.68 and a beta of 1.21.

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD - Get Rating) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The financial services provider reported $1.61 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.75 by ($0.14). Walker & Dunlop had a return on equity of 17.58% and a net margin of 19.48%. The firm had revenue of $340.85 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $320.06 million. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.73 earnings per share. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts forecast that Walker & Dunlop will post 8.3 EPS for the current year.

Walker & Dunlop Announces Dividend

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be given a $0.60 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%. Walker & Dunlop's dividend payout ratio is currently 28.71%.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, Director Dana L. Schmaltz purchased 1,000 shares of the company's stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $90.16 per share, for a total transaction of $90,160.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 69,835 shares in the company, valued at approximately $6,296,323.60. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 8.05% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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WD Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/3 Dividend
5/18/2022
Dividend Payable
6/03/2022
Last Earnings
8/04/2022
Today
8/14/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/2 Dividend
8/17/2022
Dividend Payable
9/02/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/03/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Nondepository credit institutions
Sub-Industry
Thrifts & Mortgage Finance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
93148P10
Employees
1,305
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$171.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$190.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$140.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+49.5%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$265.76 million
Pretax Margin
26.04%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.26 billion
Cash Flow
$15.01 per share
Book Value
$50.43 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
30,371,000
Market Cap
$3.78 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.21














WD Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Walker & Dunlop stock right now?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Walker & Dunlop in the last twelve months. There are currently 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" WD shares.
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What is Walker & Dunlop's stock price forecast for 2022?

4 analysts have issued 1 year target prices for Walker & Dunlop's stock. Their WD share price forecasts range from $140.00 to $190.00. On average, they predict the company's stock price to reach $171.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 49.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WD shares performed in 2022?

Walker & Dunlop's stock was trading at $150.88 at the beginning of 2022. Since then, WD stock has decreased by 24.2% and is now trading at $114.38.
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Are investors shorting Walker & Dunlop?

Walker & Dunlop saw a increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 30th, there was short interest totaling 973,700 shares, an increase of 28.8% from the June 15th total of 756,100 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 176,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 5.5 days. Currently, 3.2% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is Walker & Dunlop's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, November 3rd 2022.
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How were Walker & Dunlop's earnings last quarter?

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) announced its earnings results on Thursday, August, 4th. The financial services provider reported $1.61 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.75 by $0.14. The financial services provider had revenue of $340.85 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $320.06 million. Walker & Dunlop had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 17.58% and a net margin of 19.48%. Walker & Dunlop's revenue for the quarter was up 21.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.73 earnings per share.

How often does Walker & Dunlop pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Walker & Dunlop?

Walker & Dunlop declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 18th will be paid a dividend of $0.60 per share on Friday, September 2nd. This represents a $2.40 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 17th.
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Is Walker & Dunlop a good dividend stock?

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) pays an annual dividend of $2.40 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.10%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 4 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 28.71%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, WD will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.86% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is William M. Walker's approval rating as Walker & Dunlop's CEO?

46 employees have rated Walker & Dunlop Chief Executive Officer William M. Walker on Glassdoor.com. William M. Walker has an approval rating of 99% among the company's employees. This puts William M. Walker in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Walker & Dunlop own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Walker & Dunlop investors own include Appian (APPN), Trade Desk (TTD), Wix.com (WIX), Block (SQ), NVIDIA (NVDA), Twilio (TWLO), Paycom Software (PAYC), Stitch Fix (SFIX), Shopify (SHOP) and Tesla (TSLA).

What is Walker & Dunlop's stock symbol?

Walker & Dunlop trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WD."

Who are Walker & Dunlop's major shareholders?

Walker & Dunlop's stock is owned by many different retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (6.46%), Northern Trust Corp (1.18%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (0.75%), Brown Advisory Inc. (0.71%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.58%) and Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (0.39%). Insiders that own company stock include Alan J Bowers, Dana L Schmaltz, E John Rice Jr, Howard W Smith III, Michael D Malone, Michael J Warren, Paula A Pryor, Richard C Warner, Richard M Lucas, Stephen P Theobald and William M Walker.
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How do I buy shares of Walker & Dunlop?

Shares of WD stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Walker & Dunlop's stock price today?

One share of WD stock can currently be purchased for approximately $114.38.

How much money does Walker & Dunlop make?

Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) has a market capitalization of $3.78 billion and generates $1.26 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $265.76 million in net income (profit) each year or $8.36 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Walker & Dunlop have?

The company employs 1,305 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Walker & Dunlop?

Walker & Dunlop's mailing address is 7501 WISCONSIN AVENUE SUITE 1200E, BETHESDA MD, 20814. The official website for the company is www.walkerdunlop.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (301) 215-5500, via email at investorrelations@walkeranddunlop.com, or via fax at 301-634-2150.

This page (NYSE:WD) was last updated on 8/15/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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