Walter Investment Management Corp.(WAC) shares saw a recent bid of $1.77 and 3.63M shares have exchanged hands in the recent trading session, yielding a 37.21% gain over the past week. The stock price increased 19.59% or $-0.29 versus $1.48 at the end of the prior session. This change led market cap to move at $63.93M, putting the price -78.17% below the 52-week high and 175.66% above the 52-week low. The company’s stock has a normal trading capacity of 782.47K shares while the relative volume is 4.64.

To stay one step ahead we extended our research by comparing different price targets. The stock notched a 12-month high of $1.38 while $2.00 target is by far the most aggressive out of analysts who are currently evaluating the company, $0.62 higher than the next highest 52-week price estimate. The lowest 12-month price target for the shares is $0.50, which would be decrease of about -72% of its current value. The mean target of $1.50 should be compared with the price when the stock was languishing around $0.64 a share. And it remains to be seen which target price WAC can achieve without sacrificing much as the company is holding a -62.26% fall for the past twelve months.

By historical standards, Walter Investment Management Corp. remains a cheap stock. For now, Walter Investment Management Corp. is the toast of Wall Street as its ABR stands at 4.00 with 0 out of 6 analysts rating the stock a buy. Over the short term, some market observers may have noticed that Walter Investment Management Corp. has a 13.31% short float with 15 days to cover. It becomes significant when you consider how many shares are shorted versus the average daily volume, means how many days to cover those short shares at that volume. Walter Investment Management Corp. has far performed well this year, with the share price down -62.74% since January. Over the past 2 quarters, the stock is down -63.51%, compared with a fall of nearly -46.36% for 3 months and about 43.90% for the past 30 days.

Revenue for the quarter also did not kill consensus, coming in at $245.29M, compared to the consensus of 259.3M. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $. The company is expected to report EPS as high as $ and as low as $ per share. Similarly, full-year EPS forecasts have ranged between $217.70 and $322.10. The mean EPS estimate is $259.60. On the other side, sales forecasts for the current quarter are $259.97M. The stock is expected to report revenue as high as $317.4M and as low as $220.5M per share. Similarly, full-year sales forecasts have ranged between $860.9M and $1.26B. The mean revenue estimate is $1.01B.

Over the last 5 years, Walter Investment Management Corp. has averaged a -43.60% YoY EPS growth rate and a 21.60% revenue growth rate. Analysts are expecting EPS growth rates to be at -110.00% this quarter and EPS estimate for next year reflect a 36.40% growth rate.

Sell-side analysts also have something to say about this company. Wells Fargo raised its rating on Walter Investment Management Corp. to Market Perform on 10/05/2017 in a reversal from its prior Underperform rating. Keefe Bruyette had a markedly different take on 13/12/2016, proposing that Walter Investment Management Corp. is now considered Underperform versus prior Mkt Perform rating. FBR Capital analysts stated on 04/05/2016 that they maintained their Underperform rating. Compass Point analysts stated on 04/05/2016 that they maintained their Sell rating.