Walker & Dunlop EVP Richard C. Warner Sells 12,232 Shares (WD)
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) EVP Richard C. Warner unloaded 12,232 shares of Walker & Dunlop stock on the open market in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.99, for a total transaction of $183,357.68. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $882,536. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.
Shares of Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) traded down 0.13% during mid-day trading on Thursday, hitting $14.83. 60,118 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Walker & Dunlop has a 52 week low of $12.50 and a 52 week high of $19.74. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $15.92 and its 200-day moving average is $15.49. The company has a market cap of $483.6 million and a P/E ratio of 12.47.
Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 8th. The company reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.27 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $64.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $74.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.23 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Walker & Dunlop will post $1.42 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of research firms have recently commented on WD. Analysts at Morgan Stanley initiated coverage on shares of Walker & Dunlop in a research note on Tuesday. They set an “equal weight” rating and a $17.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of Walker & Dunlop from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 20th. They now have a $16.90 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Walker & Dunlop from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 19th. They now have a $18.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $16.00. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.40.
Walker & Dunlop, Inc (NYSE:WD) is a holding company and conducts all of its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC.
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