Shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the thirteen analysts that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, four have given a hold recommendation and eight have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $36.58.

A number of research firms have weighed in on SFR. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Colony Starwood Homes from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $37.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. FBR & Co lifted their price objective on Colony Starwood Homes from $38.00 to $39.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 13th. Citigroup Inc. began coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. They set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price objective for the company. Wood & Company began coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Monday, April 24th. They set a “buy” rating and a $40.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Raymond James Financial, Inc. began coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $38.00 price objective for the company.

In other news, Director Thomas Barrack, Jr. sold 3,897,220 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, June 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.69, for a total transaction of $135,194,561.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 4.95% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Large investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in Colony Starwood Homes by 44.9% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 15,069,189 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $511,600,000 after buying an additional 4,669,151 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in Colony Starwood Homes by 8,420.0% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 6,837,069 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $232,118,000 after buying an additional 6,756,822 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp boosted its stake in Colony Starwood Homes by 18.8% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 6,835,426 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $234,522,000 after buying an additional 1,083,801 shares during the last quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Colony Starwood Homes by 84.5% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 5,205,565 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $176,457,000 after buying an additional 2,384,410 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Janus Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Colony Starwood Homes by 7.5% in the first quarter. Janus Capital Management LLC now owns 3,741,787 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $127,027,000 after buying an additional 261,475 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 86.29% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) traded down 1.56% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $34.02. The company had a trading volume of 290,109 shares. Colony Starwood Homes has a 1-year low of $26.74 and a 1-year high of $35.76. The company’s market capitalization is $3.45 billion. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $34.68 and a 200-day moving average price of $33.65.

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, May 8th. The financial services provider reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $151.04 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $147.46 million. Colony Starwood Homes had a negative return on equity of 1.32% and a negative net margin of 8.24%.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.22 per share. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.55%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. Colony Starwood Homes’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -187.23%.

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About Colony Starwood Homes

Starwood Waypoint Homes, formerly Colony Starwood Homes, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company was formed primarily to acquire, renovate, lease and manage residential assets in select markets across the United States. It is focused on acquiring single-family rental (SFR) homes through a variety of channels, renovating these homes to the extent necessary and leasing them to qualified residents.

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