Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) Shares Bought by Aperio Group LLC

Aperio Group LLC increased its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 143.6% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 477,482 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 281,469 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC owned approximately 0.18% of Starwood Property Trust worth $10,371,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Swiss National Bank boosted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 431,965 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $9,672,000 after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the period. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System boosted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 269,236 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $6,028,000 after purchasing an additional 4,850 shares during the period. Scott & Selber Inc. boosted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Scott & Selber Inc. now owns 90,322 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,022,000 after purchasing an additional 1,213 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP acquired a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 2nd quarter valued at $2,789,000. Finally, Wright Investors Service Inc. boosted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 14.4% in the 2nd quarter. Wright Investors Service Inc. now owns 10,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $241,000 after purchasing an additional 1,350 shares during the period. 68.76% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Starwood Property Trust news, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total value of $150,799.32. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at $2,196,570.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 55.89%. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.50 earnings per share.

The business also recently declared 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. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.86%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 109.09%.

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STWD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. ValuEngine downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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