Insider Deal: Richard Lucas Unloaded 22,954 Shares of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD); Last Week Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (RBA) Analysts

The EVP & Gen Counsel & Secretary of Walker & Dunlop Inc, Richard Lucas not a long ago got closely $1,139,241 USD for 22,954 shares in the Walker & Dunlop Inc company at an approx. $49.6 for every share. Richard is trying to silently decrease his company’s share, same as he did in the last 30 days. He unloaded another 22,953 shares worth $1,056,931 USD. At the moment, he has ownership of a total of 123,725 shares or 0.40% of the Company’s market capitalization. It is an important transaction and hence it will most likely not stay hidden.

Among 15 analysts covering Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA), 5 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated had 39 analyst reports since August 10, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Sell” rating by TD Securities given on Wednesday, April 12. On Tuesday, January 12 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Outperform”. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Friday, January 13. The rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Hold” on Thursday, January 18. TD Securities maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Monday, November 13 report. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Wednesday, August 12 by Canaccord Genuity. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, February 1. The stock of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, October 5 by KeyBanc Capital Markets. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, November 16. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of RBA in report on Wednesday, August 31 with “Outperform” rating. See Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE:RBA) latest ratings:

06/03/2018 Broker: Barrington Rating: Hold
28/02/2018 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $38.0 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform Old Target: $21.5 New Target: $30 Maintain
18/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $30.0 Maintain
09/01/2018 Broker: Scotia Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $35.0 Maintain
20/11/2017 Broker: National Bank Canada Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
16/11/2017 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Underperform Old Target: $22.5 New Target: $21.5 Maintain
13/11/2017 Broker: TD Securities Rating: Sell New Target: $22.0 Maintain
09/11/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
10/11/2017 Broker: Robert W. Baird Rating: Buy New Target: $30.0 Maintain

The stock increased 0.46% or $0.23 during the last trading session, reaching $49.95. About 308,741 shares traded or 49.46% up from the average. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 103.91% since March 7, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 87.21% the S&P500.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 10 sales for $12.27 million activity. Walker William M had sold 38,663 shares worth $1.85M. Shares for $49,039 were sold by Warner Richard C. The insider Lucas Richard M sold 22,953 shares worth $1.06M. Another trade for 75,000 shares valued at $3.78 million was made by Smith Howard W III on Wednesday, February 14.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.20, from 1.27 in 2017Q2. It fall, as 24 investors sold Walker & Dunlop, Inc. shares while 54 reduced holdings. 42 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.00 million shares or 0.06% less from 24.01 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. 30,361 are owned by Citadel Advsr Ltd Liability Co. Moreover, Amer International Group Inc has 0% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Macquarie Gru Limited holds 0% or 4,800 shares. Voya Invest Mngmt Lc stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). 364,981 are owned by Geode Capital Mngmt Limited Liability Co. Mason Street Advisors Ltd Limited Liability Company stated it has 0.01% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Fisher Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation invested in 106,182 shares. Kornitzer Mngmt Ks owns 10,000 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Private Advisor Gru Limited Liability Corp owns 11,276 shares. Catalyst Cap Ltd Liability Com holds 0.05% or 21,750 shares. Envestnet Asset Management owns 101 shares. Stratos Wealth Limited reported 0.03% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Los Angeles Capital Mngmt And Equity Rech invested in 0% or 7,048 shares. 1,313 were reported by Quantbot Tech Limited Partnership. New Amsterdam Ltd Liability Com New York invested in 2.89% or 264,183 shares.

Among 9 analysts covering Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Walker & Dunlop has $577 highest and $25 lowest target. $194.46’s average target is 289.31% above currents $49.95 stock price. Walker & Dunlop had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Thursday, October 1 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to “Buy”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods upgraded the shares of WD in report on Friday, January 5 to “Buy” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by JMP Securities on Thursday, August 3 to “Outperform”. JP Morgan maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $577 target in Monday, August 17 report. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, February 7 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, November 5. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Wedbush initiated it with “Neutral” rating and $26.75 target in Thursday, October 6 report. The stock of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Wednesday, June 7.

Analysts await Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) to report earnings on May, 2. They expect $0.96 earnings per share, down 28.89% or $0.39 from last year’s $1.35 per share. WD’s profit will be $29.56M for 13.01 P/E if the $0.96 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.26 actual earnings per share reported by Walker & Dunlop, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -23.81% negative EPS growth.

Walker & Dunlop, Inc., through its subsidiaries, originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products for owners and developers of real estate in the United States. The company has market cap of $1.54 billion. The firm offers a range of commercial real estate finance products, including first mortgage, second trust, construction, mezzanine, and bridge/interim loans, as well as supplemental financings through the programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association, the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, the Government National Mortgage Association, and the Federal Housing Administration. It has a 10.82 P/E ratio. It also provides multifamily finance for multifamily, manufactured housing communities, student housing, affordable, and housing properties under the Fannie Mae DUS program; and FHA finance, such as construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, senior housing, and healthcare facilities.

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