Validea Warren Buffett Strategy Daily Upgrade Report – 05/07/2021
Tthe following are today’s updates for Validea Patient investor model based on the published strategy of Warren Buffett. This strategy looks for companies with predictable long-term profitability and low leverage that are trading at reasonable valuations.
WALKER & DUNLOP, INC. (WD) is a mid-cap value stock in the consumer financial services industry. The rating according to our strategy based on Warren Buffett fell from 85% to 92% based on the underlying fundamentals of the company and the valuation of the stock. A score of 80% or more usually indicates that the strategy has some interest in the stock and a score above 90% generally indicates a strong interest.
Company Description: Walker & Dunlop, Inc. is a holding company, which operates through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company provides commercial real estate and financing services. He focuses on multi-family loans, debt brokerage and real estate sales. The Company creates, sells and services a line of multi-family and commercial real estate financing products, provides brokerage services for the sale of multi-family properties and engages in the management of commercial real estate investments. It creates and sells multi-family loans through the Federal National Mortgage Association, Federal Mortgage Corporation, and Housing and City Development (HUD) programs. It provides brokerage and loan services to several life insurance companies, commercial banks, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuers and other institutional investors. It also provides underwriting, servicing and asset management of interim loans.
The following table summarizes whether the stock meets each of the tests for this strategy. Not all of the criteria in the table below are given the same weight or are independent, but the table gives a brief overview of the strengths and weaknesses of the title in the context of the strategy criteria.
|PREDICTABILITY OF RESULTS:||PAST|
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|FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL:||FAIL|
|USE OF RETAINED RESULTS:||PAST|
|REDEMPTION OF SHARES:||NEUTRAL|
|INITIAL RETURN RATE:||PAST|
Detailed analysis of WALKER & DUNLOP, INC.
About Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett is considered by many to be the greatest investor of all time. As chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett consistently outperformed the S&P 500 for decades, and thus became one of the richest men in the world. (Forbes estimates his net worth at $ 37 billion.) Despite his fortune, Buffett is known to live a modest lifestyle, by billionaire standards. His primary residence remains the gray Nebraska stucco house he bought for $ 31,500 almost 50 years ago, according to Forbes, and his Midwestern folk way and penchant for simple pleasures – a cherry Coke, a good burger and a good book are all near the top of the list – have been well documented.
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