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How to buy Walker-and-Dunlop stock (WD)

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Walker-and-Dunlop is a mortgage finance business based in the US. Walker-and-Dunlop shares (WD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Walker-and-Dunlop employs 1,323 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $972 million.

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Walker-and-Dunlop stock price (NYSE: WD)

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Walker-and-Dunlop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-22.
Latest market close$107.17
52-week range$61.20 - $112.16
50-day moving average $97.18
200-day moving average $91.75
Wall St. target price$108.33
PE ratio 39.1131
Dividend yield $2.54 (2.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.74

Is it a good time to buy Walker-and-Dunlop stock?

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Walker-and-Dunlop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $107.17 from 2024-07-19

1 week (2024-07-15) 5.69%
1 month (2024-06-21) 12.42%
3 months (2024-04-22) 16.09%
6 months (2024-01-22) 6.20%
1 year (2023-07-21) 17.41%
2 years (2022-07-22) 1.89%
3 years (2021-07-22) 7.21%
5 years (2019-07-22) 103.24%

Is Walker-and-Dunlop stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 39x. In other words, Walker-and-Dunlop shares trade at around 39x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-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.

Walker-and-Dunlop financials

Revenue TTM $972 million
Operating margin TTM 6.52%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.08%
Return on equity TTM 5.01%
Profit margin 9.52%
Book value $51.83
Market Capitalization $3.6 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Walker-and-Dunlop share dividends

80%

Dividend payout ratio: 79.75% of net profits

Recently Walker-and-Dunlop has paid out, on average, around 79.75% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.43% 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 2.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Walker-and-Dunlop's case, that would currently equate to about $2.54 per share.

Walker-and-Dunlop's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Walker-and-Dunlop's most recent dividend payout was on 30 May 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 May 2024 (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 $61.2039 up to $112.1605. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WD.US volatility(beta: 1.54)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.543. This would suggest that Walker-and-Dunlop's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Walker-and-Dunlop overview

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. It operates through three segments: Capital Markets, Servicing & Asset Management, and Corporate. The company offers first mortgage, second trust, supplemental, construction, mezzanine, preferred equity, and small-balance loans. It also provides finance for multifamily, 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 a debt broker to work with life insurance companies, banks, and other institutional lenders to find debt and/or equity solution for the borrowers' needs; and offers property sales brokerage services to owners and developers of multifamily properties, and commercial real estate and multifamily property appraisals for various investors. Further, it provides multifamily appraisal and valuation services; and real estate-related investment banking and advisory services, including housing market research.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Walker-and-Dunlop is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.304% of Walker-and-Dunlop shares are held by insiders and 83.519% by institutions.
How many people work for Walker-and-Dunlop?
Latest data suggests 1,323 work at Walker-and-Dunlop.
When does the fiscal year end for Walker-and-Dunlop?
Walker-and-Dunlop's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Walker-and-Dunlop based?
Walker-and-Dunlop's address is: 7272 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD, United States, 20814
What is Walker-and-Dunlop's ISIN number?
Walker-and-Dunlop's international securities identification number is: US93148P1021
What is Walker-and-Dunlop's CUSIP number?
Walker-and-Dunlop's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 93148P102

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