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How to buy Walker-and-Dunlop (WD) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Walker-and-Dunlop stocks.
Walker-and-Dunlop is a mortgage finance business based in the US. Walker-and-Dunlop stocks (WD.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $106.14 – a decrease of 3.33% over the previous week. Walker-and-Dunlop employs 1,305 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $1.4 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in Walker-and-Dunlop?
- Has coronavirus impacted Walker-and-Dunlop shares?
- Walker-and-Dunlop shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is Walker-and-Dunlop stock a buy or sell?
- Walker-and-Dunlop performance over time
- Are Walker-and-Dunlop shares over-valued?
- Walker-and-Dunlop's financials
- How volatile are Walker-and-Dunlop shares?
- Does Walker-and-Dunlop pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Walker-and-Dunlop stock price (NYSE:WD)Use our graph to track the performance of WD stocks over time.
Walker-and-Dunlop shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$99.39|
|52-week range||$94.33 - $155.21|
|50-day moving average||$123.67|
|200-day moving average||$128.71|
|Wall St. target price||$145.80|
|Dividend yield||$2.1 (2.26%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$8.47|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Walker-and-Dunlop stock?
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Walker-and-Dunlop price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-18)||-3.33%|
|1 month (2022-04-25)||-21.37%|
|3 months (2022-02-25)||-27.75%|
|6 months (2021-11-24)||-35.05%|
|1 year (2021-05-25)||2.00%|
|2 years (2020-05-22)||154.45%|
|3 years (2019-05-24)||91.10%|
|5 years (2017-05-25)||111.60%|
Is Walker-and-Dunlop under- or over-valued?
Valuing Walker-and-Dunlop stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Walker-and-Dunlop's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Walker-and-Dunlop's P/E ratio
Walker-and-Dunlop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Walker-and-Dunlop shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Walker-and-Dunlop's PEG ratio
Walker-and-Dunlop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.25. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Walker-and-Dunlop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
|Revenue TTM||$1.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.97%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||7.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||19.3%|
|Market capitalisation||$3.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Walker-and-Dunlop share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.94% of net profits
Recently Walker-and-Dunlop has paid out, on average, around 25.94% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Walker-and-Dunlop shareholders could enjoy a 2.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Walker-and-Dunlop's case, that would currently equate to about $2.1 per share.
While Walker-and-Dunlop's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Walker-and-Dunlop may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Walker-and-Dunlop's most recent dividend payout was on 3 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 18 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Walker-and-Dunlop share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Walker-and-Dunlop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $94.3256 up to $155.2064. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Walker-and-Dunlop's is 1.1647. This would suggest that Walker-and-Dunlop's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
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.
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