Merck KGaA (FRA:MRK) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the twenty-one ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is €98.74 ($114.81).
Several analysts have recently commented on MRK shares. Commerzbank set a €100.00 ($116.28) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 14th. Sanford C. Bernstein set a €105.00 ($122.09) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, November 13th. Kepler Capital Markets set a €108.00 ($125.58) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Credit Suisse Group set a €110.00 ($127.91) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th. Finally, Berenberg Bank set a €102.00 ($118.60) target price on Merck KGaA and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 23rd.
Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Becton, Dickinson and Company(BDX)
Becton, Dickinson and Company develops, manufactures, and sells medical devices, instrument systems, and reagents worldwide. The companys BD Medical segment offers syringes and pen needles for diabetes; needles, syringes, and intravenous catheters for medication delivery; prefilled IV flush syringes; regional anesthesia needles and trays; sharps disposal containers; closed-system transfer devices; skin antiseptic products; surgical and laproscopic instrumentations; generic prefilled injectables; intravenous medication safety and infusion therapy delivery, and automated medication dispensing and supply management systems; prefillable drug delivery systems; respiratory ventilation, and diagnostics equipment and consumables; and consumables for patient monitoring and anesthesia delivery. Its Life Sciences segment provides integrated systems for specimen collection; safety-engineered blood collection, automated blood culturing and tuberculosis culturing, and microorganism identification and drug susceptibility systems; molecular testing systems for infectious diseases and womens health; liquid-based cytology systems for cervical cancer screening; rapid diagnostic assays; microbiology laboratory automation, and plated media products; fluorescence-activated cell sorters and analyzers; monoclonal antibodies and kits for performing cell analysis; reagent systems for life science research; molecular indexing and next-generation sequencing sample preparation for genomics research; clinical oncology, immunological, and transplantation diagnostic/monitoring reagents and analyzers; and cell culture media supplements for biopharmaceutical manufacturing. The company markets its products through independent distribution channels and sales representatives to healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, pharmaceutical industry, and general public. Becton, Dickinson and Company was founded in 1897 and is headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
In other Becton Dickinson and news, CEO Vincent A. Forlenza sold 11,340 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $250.40, for a total value of $2,839,536.00. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 227,250 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $56,903,400. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Ribo Alberto Mas sold 4,808 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $255.03, for a total value of $1,226,184.24. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 22,476 shares in the company, valued at $5,732,054.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 19,271 shares of company stock worth $4,862,179 over the last ninety days. 0.12% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.
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Becton Dickinson and Company Profile
- [By Max Byerly]
Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors decreased its stake in shares of Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 1.5% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 16,750 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 250 shares during the quarter. Becton Dickinson and comprises about 2.6% of Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’ portfolio, making the stock its 13th biggest holding. Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’ holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $3,774,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Levin Capital Strategies L.P. lowered its position in Becton Dickinson and Co (NYSE:BDX) by 0.3% in the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 49,800 shares of the medical instruments supplier’s stock after selling 150 shares during the quarter. Levin Capital Strategies L.P.’s holdings in Becton Dickinson and were worth $11,221,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
- [By Brian Orelli]
Becton, Dickinson and Company’s (NYSE:BDX) first fiscal quarter of 2019 will be the last one with wacky year-over-year comparisons because of the addition of C.R. Bard. Fortunately, as it’s done for the last three quarters, the company was kind enough to present the comparisons on a comparable currency-neutral basis as if the companies had been together in the year-ago quarter.
Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: Walker & Dunlop, Inc.(WD)
Walker & Dunlop, Inc., incorporated on July 29, 2010, is a holding company, which conducts all of its operations through Walker & Dunlop, LLC. The Company is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. Walker & Dunlop, LLC is its operating company. The Company originates, sells, and services a range of multifamily and other commercial real estate financing products, including Multifamily Finance, Federal Housing Administration (FHA) Finance, Capital Markets, and Proprietary Capital. The Company’s clients are developers and owners of commercial real estate. It originates and sells loans through the programs of the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae), the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac, and together with Fannie Mae, the government-sponsored enterprises (GSEs)), the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) and the Federal Housing Administration, a division of the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (together with Ginnie Mae, HUD).
The Company retains servicing rights and asset management responsibilities on nearly all loans that it originates for GSE and HUD programs. It is approved as a Fannie Mae Delegated Underwriting and Servicing (DUS) lender across the nation, a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender in over 20 states and the District of Columbia, a Freddie Mac focused affordable housing seller/servicer, a HUD Multifamily Accelerated Processing (MAP) lender across the nation, a HUD Section 232 LEAN lender across the nation, and a Ginnie Mae issuer. It broker and service loans for a range of life insurance companies, commercial banks, commercial mortgage backed securities (CMBS) issuers, and other institutional investors, in which cases it does not fund the loan but rather act as a loan broker. It also originates and holds interim loans on its balance sheet and offers a CMBS platform. The Company focuses primarily on multifamily properties and of! fers a range of commercial real estate finance products to its customers, including first mortgage loans, second trust loans, supplemental financings, construction loans, mezzanine loans, and bridge/interim loans.
The Company is a lender approved as a Freddie Mac Program Plus lender under, which it originates and sells to Freddie Mac multifamily, manufactured housing communities, student housing and healthcare loans, among others. Under the program, the Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to Freddie Mac and obtains Freddie Mac’s commitment to purchase the loan at a price after closing. The Company is also contracted by Fannie Mae to service all loans that it originates under the Fannie Mae DUS program.
The Company provides construction and permanent loans to developers and owners of multifamily housing, affordable housing, seniors housing and healthcare facilities. The Company submits its completed loan underwriting package to HUD and obtains HUD’s approval to originate the loan. HUD-insured loans are placed in single loan pools, which back Ginnie Mae securities.
The Company serves as an intermediary in the placement of commercial real estate debt between institutional sources of capital, such as life insurance companies, investment banks, commercial banks, pension funds, CMBS issuers and other institutional investors, and owners of all types of commercial real estate. The Company advises on capital structure, develops the financing package, facilitates negotiations between its client and institutional sources of capital, coordinates due diligence, and assists in closing the transaction. In these instances, it does not underwrite or fund the loan and does not retain any interest in the loan. In cases where it does not fund the loan, it acts as a loan broker and services some of these loans.
The Company conducts its! Propriet! ary Capital business either using its own balance sheet. It also operates the CMBS Partnership through a partnership agreement with an institutional investor. The Company makes investments side by side with its partnership investors and serves as the manager or general manager of the partnership. In its capacity as manager or general manager, it leverages the invested capital to originate, hold, and service commercial real estate debt, including interim loans and CMBS. It offers interim loans that provide floating-rate and interest-only debt for terms of till approximately three years to borrowers seeking to acquire or reposition multifamily properties that do not qualify for permanent financing. The Company finances and underwrites the loans originated through the Interim Program. In addition, it services and asset-manages loans originated through the Interim Program, with the focus of providing permanent financing on the properties.
In addition to its CMBS product offering through its Capital Markets platform, it offers CMBS executions through its CMBS Program. The CMBS partnership offers financing through a CMBS platform for all commercial property types across the United States. The property types include multifamily, hospitality, retail, office, industrial, and other commercial real estate. The loans in the CMBS Partnership are selected, funded, and underwritten by the CMBS Partnership. It performs the servicing for loans originated through the CMBS Program.
Investment Sales Brokerage Services
The Company offer investment sales brokerage services to owners and developers of multifamily properties that are seeking to sell the properties. Its services are offered primarily in the eastern United States, with a focus in the Southeast. The Company, through Walker & Dunlop Investment Sales, LLC (WDIS), conducts its investment sales operations.
Direct Loan Originators and Correspondent Network
The Company originates loans directly through lo! an origin! ators operating over 20 offices. Its loan originators collect and analyze financial and property information, assist the borrowers in submitting information required to complete a loan application, and helps the borrower in closing the loan. The Company has correspondent agreements with over 20 independently owned mortgage banking companies, with which it has relationships for GSE and HUD loan originations. The Company’s correspondents assist it in evaluating loans, including pre-screening the borrowers, coordinating due diligence, and providing market intelligence.
Underwriting and Risk Management
The Company uses various tools to manage its Fannie Mae risk-sharing exposure. These tools include an underwriting and approval process, evaluating, and modifying its underwriting criteria given the underlying multifamily housing market fundamentals, limiting its geographic, borrower and principal exposures, and using modified risk-sharing under the Fannie Mae DUS program.
The Company’s underwriting process begins with a review of suitability for its investors and a detailed review of the borrower, principals, and the property. It reviews a borrower’s financial statements for manageable net worth and liquidity requirements, as well as credit and criminal background checks. It also reviews a borrower’s and principals’ operating track record, including evaluating the performance of other properties owned by the applicable borrower and principals. It also considers the borrower’s and principals’ bankruptcy and foreclosure history. It reviews the fundamental value and credit profile of the underlying property, including an analysis of regional economic trends, appraisals of the property, and reviews of historical and prospective financials. Third-party vendors are engaged for appraisals, engineering reports, environmental reports, flood certification reports, zoning reports, and credit reports.
Servicing and Asset Management
The Company services all! loans th! at it originates for the GSEs, HUD, and its proprietary capital products and some of the loans it broker for institutional investors, primarily life insurance companies. It is an approved servicer for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and HUD loans. Its servicing function includes loan servicing and asset management activities, such as carrying out all cashiering functions relating to the loan, including providing monthly billing statements to the borrower and collecting and applying payments on the loan; administering reserve and escrow funds for repairs, tenant improvements, taxes and insurance; obtaining and analyzing financial statements of the borrower and performing periodic property inspections; preparing and providing periodic reports and remittances to the GSEs, investors, master servicers, or other designated persons, and administering lien filings. It also outsources some of its servicing activities to a subservicer.
- [By Lou Whiteman]
Shares of Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) surged 16.1% in February, according to data fromS&P Global Market Intelligence, after the real estate loan originator produced better-than-expected fourth-quarter results and provided an optimistic outlook for 2019.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (NYSE:WD) – Equities research analysts at Wedbush raised their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Walker & Dunlop in a report released on Monday, February 11th. Wedbush analyst H. Coffey now forecasts that the financial services provider will post earnings of $1.05 per share for the quarter, up from their previous forecast of $0.99. Wedbush has a “Outperform” rating and a $58.00 price objective on the stock. Wedbush also issued estimates for Walker & Dunlop’s Q2 2019 earnings at $1.26 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.53 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.56 EPS, FY2019 earnings at $5.40 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $5.95 EPS.
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Walker & Dunlop (NYSE:WD) Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 6, 2019 8:30 a.m. ET
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Hot Value Stocks To Buy For 2021: New York Community Bancorp, Inc.(NYCB)
New York Community Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on July 16, 1993, is a multi-bank holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiaries, New York Community Bank (the Community Bank) and New York Commercial Bank (the Commercial Bank) (collectively, the Banks). The Company’s operations are divided into two segments: Banking Operations and Residential Mortgage Banking. The Banking Operations segment serves consumers and businesses by offering and servicing a range of loan and deposit products and other financial services. The Residential Mortgage Banking segment originates, aggregates, sells and services one- to four-family mortgage loans. Mortgage loan products consist of agency-conforming fixed- and adjustable-rate loans and, to a lesser extent, jumbo loans, for the purpose of purchasing or refinancing one- to four-family homes. The Community Bank is a chartered savings bank with approximately 230 branches that operates through over seven local divisions. The Community Bank is a producer of multi-family loans in New York City. The Commercial Bank is a chartered commercial bank with approximately 30 branches in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Westchester County and Long Island, including approximately 20 that operate under the name, Atlantic Bank. The Commercial Bank offers around the clock banking online, mobile banking and banking by phone. The Company also serves its customers through approximately three connected Websites: www.myNYCB.com, www.NewYorkCommercialBank.com and www.NYCBfamily.com.
The Company’s principal asset is multi-family loans. Its loan portfolio consists of over three components: covered loans, non-covered loans held for sale and non-covered loans held for investment. The Company originates commercial real estate loans, most of which are collateralized by income-producing properties, such as office buildings, retail centers, mixed-use buildings and multi-tenanted light industrial properties that are located in New York City and on Lo! ng Island. The Company also originates acquisition, development, and construction (ADC) loans, and commercial and industrial (C&I) loans for investment. ADC loans are originated for multi-family and residential tract projects in New York City and on Long Island. C&I loans consist of asset-based loans, equipment loans and leases, and dealer floor-plan loans. C&I loans are made to small and mid-size businesses in Metro New York. Other C&I loans are made for working capital, business expansion, and the purchase of machinery and equipment. The Community Bank’s mortgage banking operation originates, aggregates and services one- to four-family loans. The Company’s total net loans are approximately $38.2 billion.
The Company’s portfolio of securities available for sale consists of mortgage-related securities and other securities. Its mortgage-related securities include government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) certificates. Its other securities include municipal bonds, capital trust notes, preferred stock, and mutual funds and common stock, which consist of mutual funds. The Company’s total securities available for sale are approximately $204.26 million. The Company’s portfolio of securities held to maturity consists of mortgage-related securities, which include GSE certificates and GSE collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs), and other securities, which include GSE debentures, corporate bond, municipal bonds and capital trust notes. The Company’s total securities held to maturity sale are approximately $6.1 billion.
Source of Funds
The Company’s funding sources for the payment of dividends, share repurchases and other corporate uses are dividends paid to the Company by the Banks; capital raised through the issuance of stock; funding raised through the issuance of debt instruments, and repayments of, and income from, investment securities. It offers various types of deposits, which include negotiable order of withdrawal (NOW) and money ma! rket acco! unts, savings accounts, certificates of deposit and non-interest-bearing accounts. The Company’s total deposits are approximately $28.4 billion. The Company’s borrowed funds include Federal Home Loan Bank (FHLB) advances, repurchase agreements, federal funds purchased and junior subordinated debentures.
The Community Bank has approximately 20 direct subsidiaries. Its direct subsidiaries include DHB Real Estate, LLC, Mt. Sinai Ventures, LLC, NYCB Mortgage Company, LLC, Realty Funding Company, LLC, NYCB Specialty Finance Company, LLC, Eagle Rock Investment Corp., Pacific Urban Renewal, Inc., Synergy Capital Investments, Inc., BSR 1400 Corp., Bellingham Corp., Blizzard Realty Corp., CFS Investments, Inc., Main Omni Realty Corp., NYB Realty Holding Company, LLC, O.B. Ventures, LLC, RCBK Mortgage Corp., RCSB Corporation, RSB Agency, Inc., Richmond Enterprises, Inc. and Roslyn National Mortgage Corporation. The Commercial Bank has approximately two direct subsidiaries, which are Beta Investments, Inc. and Gramercy Leasing Services, Inc. The Company also owns special business trusts that are formed for the purpose of issuing capital and common securities and investing the proceeds thereof in the junior subordinated debentures issued by it. It also has a non-banking subsidiary.
The Company competes with Astoria Financial Corporation.
- [By Shane Hupp]
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