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Jpmorgan Chase & Company Stake in Walker & Dunlop (WD) Has Decreased as Stock Value Rose; Unilever N V (UN) Holder Guyasuta Investment Advisors Has Lowered Its Holding as Valuation Rose

Jpmorgan Chase & Company decreased its stake in Walker & Dunlop Inc (WD) by 14.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Jpmorgan Chase & Company sold 143,158 shares as the company’s stock rose 18.57% with the market. The institutional investor held 855,683 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $44.84M, down from 998,841 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Jpmorgan Chase & Company who had been investing in Walker & Dunlop Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.49B market cap company. The stock increased 1.59% or $0.75 during the last trading session, reaching $47.95. About 259,789 shares traded or 17.62% up from the average. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 103.91% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 87.21% the S&P500.

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc decreased its stake in Unilever N V (UN) by 2.93% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc sold 13,617 shares as the company’s stock rose 12.65% with the market. The institutional investor held 451,083 shares of the package goods and cosmetics company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $26.63M, down from 464,700 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc who had been investing in Unilever N V for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $152.28 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.05% or $0.58 during the last trading session, reaching $54.15. About 1.56M shares traded or 17.52% up from the average. Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) has risen 26.55% since February 8, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.85% the S&P500.

Guyasuta Investment Advisors Inc, which manages about $984.22 million and $828.52 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in General Electric Co (NYSE:GE) by 13,000 shares to 217,584 shares, valued at $5.26 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Applied Indl Technologies In (NYSE:AIT) by 6,300 shares in the quarter, for a total of 31,835 shares, and has risen its stake in Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY).

Among 9 analysts covering Unilever NV (NYSE:UN), 5 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 56% are positive. Unilever NV had 11 analyst reports since September 25, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets downgraded Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) on Friday, July 22 to “Sector Perform” rating. The rating was upgraded by Jefferies to “Buy” on Tuesday, December 13. The stock of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) earned “Overweight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, March 24. The firm has “Overweight” rating given on Tuesday, January 12 by JP Morgan. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Tuesday, December 8 by Credit Suisse. JP Morgan downgraded the shares of UN in report on Wednesday, December 7 to “Neutral” rating. Citigroup upgraded the shares of UN in report on Wednesday, August 31 to “Buy” rating. The stock of Unilever N.V. (NYSE:UN) earned “Hold” rating by Liberum Capital on Monday, March 27. The rating was upgraded by Berenberg to “Buy” on Friday, September 25. On Thursday, August 10 the stock rating was downgraded by RBC Capital Markets to “Underperform”.

Since December 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 5 sales for $5.50 million activity. $2.62M worth of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) shares were sold by Walker William M. 20,000 shares were sold by Lucas Richard M, worth $937,008.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.27 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.43 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 24 investors sold WD 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. Nordea Inv Mngmt accumulated 0.02% or 138,300 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) stated it has 883 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Price T Rowe Associate Md has 0% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Nationwide Fund Advsr has invested 0.02% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Metropolitan Life Insur Communication New York invested in 0.01% or 18,232 shares. Deutsche National Bank & Trust Ag holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 262,340 shares. Envestnet Asset invested 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Matarin Capital Mgmt Ltd invested in 260,425 shares. Pub Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio owns 19,296 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. Lsv Asset Mgmt invested in 0.01% or 172,300 shares. Hl Financial Ser Lc accumulated 0.08% or 74,969 shares. Cypress Mgmt Ltd Liability Co (Wy) invested in 0.15% or 2,480 shares. Bessemer Group stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Kbc Group Nv holds 52,989 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. Stratos Wealth Limited holds 13,147 shares.

Jpmorgan Chase & Company, which manages about $453.26 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Medidata Solutions Inc (Prn) by 5.86 million shares to 21.50M shares, valued at $28.84M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Home Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:HOMB) by 203,969 shares in the quarter, for a total of 439,656 shares, and has risen its stake in Chicago Bridge & Iron Co N V (NYSE:CBI).

Among 9 analysts covering Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), 4 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 44% are positive. Walker & Dunlop had 16 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Argus Research upgraded it to “Buy” rating and $90 target in Thursday, October 1 report. As per Thursday, October 6, the company rating was initiated by Wedbush. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, August 2 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. On Wednesday, June 7 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 6 by Compass Point. The stock of Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has “Underweight” rating given on Monday, August 17 by JP Morgan. Wood maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Friday, April 7 report. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of WD in report on Thursday, December 21 with “Hold” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Thursday, November 5 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

Analysts await Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.00 EPS, down 13.79% or $0.16 from last year’s $1.16 per share. WD’s profit will be $31.07 million for 11.99 P/E if the $1.00 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Walker & Dunlop, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.66% negative EPS growth.

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