Walker & Dunlop (WD) Market Valuation Rose While Ameriprise Financial Has Lifted Its Holding; Caledonia Private Investments Pty LTD Position in Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) Increased as Stock Value Rose

August 10, 2018 - By Catherine Smith

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Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd increased its stake in Vulcan Materials Co (VMC) by 11.41% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd bought 168,233 shares as the company’s stock rose 4.59% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 1.64 million shares of the mining & quarrying of nonmetallic minerals (no fuels) company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $187.53M, up from 1.47 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd who had been investing in Vulcan Materials Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $14.93 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.92% or $1.05 during the last trading session, reaching $112.91. About 953,282 shares traded. Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has declined 0.32% since August 10, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.89% the S&P500. Some Historical VMC News: 03/05/2018 – Vulcan Materials Sees FY Adjusted Ebitda $1.15B-$1.25B; 13/03/2018 – VULCAN MATERIALS FILES MIXED SECURITIES SHELF; 08/03/2018 – REG-RAPALA VMC CORPORATION – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND CORPORATE GOVERNANCE STATEMENT 2017 PUBLISHED; 15/05/2018 – Eminence Capital Adds Vulcan Materials, Exits Mondelez: 13F; 02/05/2018 – Wells Capital Management Inc. Exits Vulcan Materials; 03/05/2018 – VULCAN MATERIALS CO – FOR 2018, EXPECT ADJUSTED EBITDA OF $1.150 TO $1.250 BLN; 26/03/2018 – Vulcan Minerals Inc. – Options Voisey’s Bay South Claims to Fjordland Exploration Inc; 03/05/2018 – Vulcan Materials 1Q Aggregate Shipments 40.5M Tons; 15/05/2018 – MELVIN EXITED GOOGL, TTWO, VMC, RCL, MNST IN 1Q: 13F; 03/05/2018 – VULCAN MATERIALS CO VMC.N REAFFIRMS FY 2018 SHR VIEW $4.00 TO $4.65 FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS

Ameriprise Financial Inc increased its stake in Walker & Dunlop Inc (WD) by 42.42% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Ameriprise Financial Inc bought 140,717 shares as the company’s stock rose 16.10% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 472,477 shares of the finance company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $28.08M, up from 331,760 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc who had been investing in Walker & Dunlop Inc for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.70B market cap company. The stock increased 0.52% or $0.28 during the last trading session, reaching $54.51. About 145,541 shares traded. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 20.95% since August 10, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 8.38% the S&P500. Some Historical WD News: 07/03/2018 – Norges Bank Buys New 1.1% Position in Walker & Dunlop; 02/05/2018 – Walker & Dunlop 1Q Servicing Portfolio of $76B at March 31; 02/05/2018 – Walker & Dunlop 1Q Adjusted EBITDA $52M; 14/03/2018 – WALKER & DUNLOP TO BUY JCR CAPITAL, NO TERMS; 08/03/2018 – Walker & Dunlop Launches Dedicated Structured Finance Group; 21/05/2018 – Walker & Dunlop Structures Equity and Debt Construction Financing for New Multifamily Property in Washington, D.C; 02/05/2018 – Walker & Dunlop 1Q Rev $147.5M; 14/03/2018 – Walker & Dunlop to Acquire Asset Management Platform; 20/04/2018 – DJ Walker & Dunlop Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (WD); 14/03/2018 – WALKER & DUNLOP INC – ACQUISITION OF JCR WILL BRING CO’S TOTAL AUM TO OVER $1 BLN

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.91 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.34, from 1.25 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 53 investors sold VMC shares while 171 reduced holdings. 62 funds opened positions while 141 raised stakes. 121.53 million shares or 2.47% more from 118.61 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Amarillo Commercial Bank accumulated 0.15% or 2,552 shares. Alpha Cubed Ltd Co reported 23,175 shares stake. Pnc Services Gp invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Rice Hall James & Associate Llc holds 27,850 shares or 0.12% of its portfolio. Suntrust Banks invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Earnest Prtnrs Limited Liability Com has invested 0% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Moreover, Bp Public Ltd Com has 0.06% invested in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). New York-based Gideon Cap Advsrs has invested 0.2% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Marsico Capital Mgmt Ltd has invested 0.17% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). First Dallas Secs Incorporated owns 2,050 shares. Lifeplan Group Inc Incorporated reported 0.01% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Raymond James Finance Ser Advisors holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 51,755 shares. Nomura Holdg Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) for 21,485 shares. Keybank Association Oh invested 0.01% in Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC). Creative Planning, a Kansas-based fund reported 1,878 shares.

Among 14 analysts covering Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC), 11 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 79% are positive. Vulcan Materials Company had 47 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, October 3 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Buy”. RBC Capital Markets maintained Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) rating on Monday, July 24. RBC Capital Markets has “Buy” rating and $15400 target. Barclays Capital initiated Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) rating on Tuesday, December 12. Barclays Capital has “Buy” rating and $135.0 target. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, October 9 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) earned “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Wednesday, March 29. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Monday, April 23 with “Hold”. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, August 1 by Jefferies. The stock has “Buy” rating by Citigroup on Tuesday, February 27. The stock of Vulcan Materials Company (NYSE:VMC) has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, February 5 by Bank of America. On Monday, June 19 the stock rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Buy”.

Caledonia Private Investments Pty Ltd, which manages about $5.46 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Costar Group Inc (NASDAQ:CSGP) by 4,461 shares to 84,021 shares, valued at $30.47 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.3 in Q1 2018. Its up 0.23, from 1.07 in 2017Q4. It increased, as 23 investors sold WD shares while 59 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 57 raised stakes. 24.83 million shares or 0.60% more from 24.68 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Moreover, Rhumbline Advisers has 0.01% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) accumulated 1,748 shares. Tiaa Cref Invest Management Limited Liability Com holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 267,074 shares. Dimensional Fund Advisors Ltd Partnership holds 1.81M shares or 0.04% of its portfolio. Kbc Gru Nv reported 52,985 shares. Moreover, New Amsterdam Llc Ny has 3.09% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Wells Fargo & Mn accumulated 164,024 shares. Credit Suisse Ag accumulated 35,013 shares. Geode Management Ltd Llc holds 324,130 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Bridgeway Capital Mgmt accumulated 229,450 shares or 0.15% of the stock. The Indiana-based Old Natl State Bank In has invested 0.02% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Maryland-based Advisors Preferred has invested 0.01% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Ameriprise Fincl Inc reported 0.01% stake. Voya Mngmt Ltd Com invested in 0.01% or 59,398 shares. Qs Invsts Lc reported 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD).

Since February 14, 2018, it had 3 insider buys, and 30 insider sales for $29.97 million activity. $55,538 worth of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) was sold by Warner Richard C on Wednesday, May 9. On Monday, April 2 Smith Howard W III sold $1.47M worth of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) or 25,000 shares. $1.01 million worth of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) was sold by Lucas Richard M. Shares for $1.32M were sold by Walker William M on Monday, March 12. Shares for $1.13 million were sold by THEOBALD STEPHEN P on Thursday, May 31.

Ameriprise Financial Inc, which manages about $221.01 billion US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Validus Holdings Ltd (NYSE:VR) by 119,183 shares to 55,899 shares, valued at $3.77 million in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Korea Elec Power Corp (NYSE:KEP) by 101,950 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 87,668 shares, and cut its stake in Nvidia Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA).

More important recent Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) news were published by: Benzinga.com which released: “66 Biggest Movers From Yesterday” on August 02, 2018, also Benzinga.com published article titled: “60 Stocks Moving In Wednesday’s Mid-Day Session”, Seekingalpha.com published: “Walker & Dunlop, Inc.’s (WD) CEO Willy Walker on Q2 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on August 01, 2018. More interesting news about Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) was released by: Bizjournals.com and their article: “JLL names new leaders for multifamily team in Boston” with publication date: July 23, 2018.

Among 9 analysts covering Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), 5 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Walker & Dunlop had 19 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) rating on Thursday, December 21. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $56.0 target. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by JMP Securities. On Wednesday, February 7 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy”. As per Thursday, November 5, the company rating was downgraded by JMP Securities. Keefe Bruyette & Woods downgraded Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) on Thursday, November 5 to “Market Perform” rating. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Wedbush given on Thursday, October 6. The stock of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, August 17 by JP Morgan. As per Thursday, October 1, the company rating was upgraded by Argus Research. The stock of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, April 7 by Wood.

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