STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) is scheduled to announce its earnings results before the market opens on Tuesday, October 31st. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.54 per share for the quarter.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. On average, analysts expect STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. to post $1.98 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.07 EPS for the next fiscal year.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) traded up 0.14% on Tuesday, reaching $21.77. 92,608 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 52-week low of $21.11 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.65 billion, a PE ratio of 12.50 and a beta of 0.53. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $21.86 and its 200 day moving average is $22.13.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were given a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 109.09%.

In other STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total value of $247,263.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,375,180.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total transaction of $150,799.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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A number of brokerages recently issued reports on STWD. BidaskClub upgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 28th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

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