New Amsterdam Partners Has Cut Its Position in Walker & Dunlop (WD) as Share Price Rose; Hdfc Bank (HDB) Holder Earnest Partners Has Cut Position by $14.45 Million as Stock Price Declined

May 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

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New Amsterdam Partners Llc decreased its stake in Walker & Dunlop Inc (WD) by 6.2% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. New Amsterdam Partners Llc sold 16,382 shares as the company’s stock rose 17.96% while stock markets declined. The institutional investor held 247,801 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $11.77M, down from 264,183 at the end of the previous reported quarter. New Amsterdam Partners Llc who had been investing in Walker & Dunlop Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $1.71 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 1.11% or $0.62 during the last trading session, reaching $55.22. About 164,027 shares traded. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) has risen 35.33% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.78% the S&P500.

Earnest Partners Llc decreased its stake in Hdfc Bank (HDB) by 7.73% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Earnest Partners Llc sold 143,033 shares as the company’s stock declined 3.80% with the market. The institutional investor held 1.71M shares of the commercial banks company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $173.63M, down from 1.85M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Earnest Partners Llc who had been investing in Hdfc Bank for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $80.32B market cap company. The stock increased 3.13% or $3.02 during the last trading session, reaching $99.53. About 1.14M shares traded or 51.11% up from the average. HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) has risen 30.17% since May 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 18.62% the S&P500.

Another recent and important HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “Best Wealth-Building Money-Center Bank Stocks By Market-Maker Forecast Now” on May 03, 2018.

Among 3 analysts covering HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB), 1 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. HDFC Bank Limited had 5 analyst reports since August 27, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Zacks downgraded HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) on Thursday, August 27 to “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Equal-Weight” on Tuesday, March 21. The stock has “Buy” rating by Goldman Sachs on Wednesday, September 14. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, September 21 by Zacks. The stock of HDFC Bank Limited (NYSE:HDB) earned “Sell” rating by Zacks on Wednesday, September 2.

Earnest Partners Llc, which manages about $24.92 billion and $10.44 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in United Bankshs (NASDAQ:UBSI) by 689,187 shares to 2.16 million shares, valued at $74.99M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Newfield Explora (NYSE:NFX) by 111,212 shares in the quarter, for a total of 973,896 shares, and has risen its stake in Pdc Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE).

Since December 18, 2017, it had 2 insider buys, and 25 selling transactions for $24.67 million activity. Another trade for 38,663 shares valued at $1.85 million was made by Walker William M on Monday, December 18. Shares for $46,544 were sold by Warner Richard C. The insider Smith Howard W III sold 75,000 shares worth $3.78 million. Another trade for 5 shares valued at $260 was made by Bowers Alan J on Thursday, March 8.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.07 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.20, from 1.27 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 26 investors sold WD shares while 58 reduced holdings. 30 funds opened positions while 60 raised stakes. 24.68 million shares or 2.86% more from 24.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Citadel Advsr Limited Liability Co reported 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Public Employees Retirement Sys Of Ohio stated it has 19,357 shares or 0% of all its holdings. California State Teachers Retirement Sys invested 0% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Ameriprise Fincl has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Financial Bank Of America De stated it has 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). 4.14 million are held by Vanguard Group. Balyasny Asset Management Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 7,096 shares stake. Hsbc Hldg Public Limited Co accumulated 43,137 shares. Adams Diversified Equity Fund reported 17,900 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. Proshare Lc holds 0% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) or 4,980 shares. 11,580 were accumulated by Smith Asset Limited Partnership. Dreman Value Management L L C has invested 0.18% in Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD). Geode Mngmt Limited Liability Co has 323,222 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Pnc Fincl Services Group Inc owns 514 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. 1.81 million are owned by Dimensional Fund Advsrs Lp.

New Amsterdam Partners Llc, which manages about $500.28 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Paycom Software Inc (NYSE:PAYC) by 5,353 shares to 35,731 shares, valued at $2.87M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in O’reilly Automotive Inc New (NASDAQ:ORLY) by 1,654 shares in the quarter, for a total of 2,677 shares, and has risen its stake in Kohls Corp (NYSE:KSS).

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