Starwood Property Trust (STWD) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

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

  • 11/27/2017 – Starwood Property Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/21/2017 – Starwood Property Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/15/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock. 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. “
  • 11/10/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 11/9/2017 – Starwood Property Trust had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at B. Riley. They now have a $24.00 price target on the stock.
  • 11/1/2017 – 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. “
  • 10/26/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 10/25/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at Compass Point from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 10/20/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 10/11/2017 – 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. “
  • 10/3/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating.
  • 10/2/2017 – Starwood Property Trust was upgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE STWD) opened at $21.68 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,663.67, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.33, a PEG ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $21.27 and a one year high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last announced its earnings results 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 net margin of 52.28% and a return on equity of 11.88%. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.76 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 116.36%.

In other news, 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 transaction of $150,799.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, 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 value of $247,263.80. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,375,180.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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