Long Term Growth Stock in Review: Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD)

Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has been recommended as a long term growth stock according to analysts at Beta Research.  With their stock price currently trading around $46.53, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 17.90% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and 30.40% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Long-term growth (LTG) is an investing strategy where a stock will (hopefully) grow in value for a relatively long period of time.  A “buy-and-hold” investor will consider long-term growth as a longer time period then a day trader will. The buy-and-hold strategy looks ahead farther into the future, giving short-term price swings less consideration as long as the fundamentals stay the same.  

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD)’s stock was -2.04%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 0.93%, -15.04% over the last quarter, and  -10.66% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Walker & Dunlop, Inc.’s stock is -17.06% off of the high and 2.60% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -17.59% (High), 55.46%, (Low). 

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $55.00 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.80 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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