Bogle Investment Management LP Has Lowered Walker & Dunlop Com (WD) Stake; Ellington Financial (EFC)’s Sentiment Is 1.64

November 15, 2017 - By Hazel Jackson

Ellington Financial LLC is a specialty finance firm that acquires and manages mortgage-related and other financial assets. The company has market cap of $485.93 million.

Bogle Investment Management Lp decreased Walker & Dunlop Inc Com (WD) stake by 49.67% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Bogle Investment Management Lp sold 9,636 shares as Walker & Dunlop Inc Com (WD)’s stock rose 18.57%. The Bogle Investment Management Lp holds 9,763 shares with $476,000 value, down from 19,399 last quarter. Walker & Dunlop Inc Com now has $1.44B valuation. The stock rose 0.30% or $0.14 reaching $46.45. About shares traded. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 103.91% since November 15, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 87.21% the S&P500.

About 425 shares traded. Ellington Financial LLC (EFC) has declined 3.64% since November 15, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 20.34% the S&P500.

Reservoir Operations L.P. holds 3.31% of its portfolio in Ellington Financial LLC for 183,210 shares. Bbr Partners Llc owns 887,707 shares or 3.06% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Ellington Management Group Llc has 2.44% invested in the company for 1.04 million shares. The New York-based Tahithromos L.L.C. has invested 2.09% in the stock. Merriman Wealth Management Llc, a Washington-based fund reported 382,066 shares.

Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Ellington Financial’s analysts are positive. Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating Ellington Financial, 2 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $17.5 while the high is $20.0. The stock’s average target of $18.75 is 23.11% above today’s ($15.23) share price. EFC was included in 2 notes of analysts from October 11, 2016. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 11. FBR Capital maintained Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) rating on Friday, February 24. FBR Capital has “Outperform” rating and $17.5 target.

Analysts await Ellington Financial LLC (NYSE:EFC) to report earnings on February, 12. They expect $0.27 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.27 per share. EFC’s profit will be $8.61M for 14.10 P/E if the $0.27 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.24 actual EPS reported by Ellington Financial LLC for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 12.50% EPS growth.

Among 9 analysts covering Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. Walker & Dunlop had 14 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Thursday, November 5 report. Wedbush initiated the stock with “Neutral” rating in Thursday, October 6 report. The rating was maintained by Wood on Friday, April 7 with “Hold”. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, August 17. The rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods to “Market Perform” on Thursday, November 5. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold” on Tuesday, October 10. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) on Wednesday, June 7 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Thursday, August 3 by JMP Securities. On Thursday, August 6 the stock rating was maintained by Compass Point with “Neutral”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of WD in report on Wednesday, August 2 with “Hold” rating.

Analysts await Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $1.08 EPS, down 6.90% or $0.08 from last year’s $1.16 per share. WD’s profit will be $33.48M for 10.75 P/E if the $1.08 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.06 actual EPS reported by Walker & Dunlop, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 1.89% EPS growth.

Bogle Investment Management Lp increased Novanta Inc stake by 93,453 shares to 158,995 valued at $5.72 million in 2017Q2. It also upped Eplus Inc Com (NASDAQ:PLUS) stake by 40,350 shares and now owns 51,826 shares. Intl Game Technology Plc was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.43 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.59, from 2.02 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 11 investors sold WD shares while 58 reduced holdings. 41 funds opened positions while 58 raised stakes. 24.01 million shares or 4.47% less from 25.14 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ftb Advisors Incorporated reported 187 shares. Advisory Serv Net Limited Com has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Sector Pension Investment Board accumulated 0.01% or 14,300 shares. Citigroup Inc reported 27,229 shares. Alps Advisors Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 11,679 shares. California State Teachers Retirement owns 49,209 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Origin Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Partnership owns 8,749 shares for 0.03% of their portfolio. Wellington Management Group Limited Liability Partnership reported 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Kbc Group Incorporated Nv reported 0.01% stake. Moreover, Barclays Public Ltd Company has 0% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) for 4,138 shares. Moreover, Nordea Inv Mgmt has 0.02% invested in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Catalyst Capital Advisors Ltd Liability Corporation invested in 0.04% or 21,100 shares. Usa Fincl Portformulas invested in 24,427 shares. Millennium Management Ltd Company has invested 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Mckinley Management Ltd Liability Delaware stated it has 460 shares.

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