A number of firms have modified their ratings and price targets on shares of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD) recently:

  • 9/13/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 9/12/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes. “
  • 9/12/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/6/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes. “
  • 8/25/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes. “
  • 8/8/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 8/2/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes. “
  • 7/31/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 7/24/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE STWD) traded up 0.205% on Wednesday, hitting $22.005. 883,785 shares of the stock were exchanged. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $22.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.26. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $21.11 and a one year high of $23.32. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.71 billion, a PE ratio of 12.639 and a beta of 0.53.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post $2.10 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 109.09%.

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