Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by investment analysts at B. Riley in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. They presently have a $24.00 price target on the real estate investment trust’s stock. B. Riley’s price objective would suggest a potential upside of 11.16% from the company’s current price.

Several other equities analysts also recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Compass Point upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Starwood Property Trust presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE STWD) traded up $0.01 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.59. The stock had a trading volume of 1,258,500 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,797,802. The stock has a market cap of $5,630.00, a P/E ratio of 10.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.37. Starwood Property Trust has a fifty-two week low of $21.27 and a fifty-two week high of $23.01. The company has a current ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.76 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.59 EPS. Starwood Property Trust’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current year.

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In other Starwood Property Trust news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total transaction of $247,263.80. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at $2,375,180.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total value of $150,799.32. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of STWD. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.2% during the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 5,092 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $106,000 after acquiring an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC increased its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 0.3% in the third quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 4,976 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $112,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 1.0% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,288 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $119,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 22.4% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 6,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $124,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Penserra Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 52.3% in the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 5,867 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $132,000 after buying an additional 2,015 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.11% of the company’s stock.

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