Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.22

Headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.0250949584691 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

Several analysts have weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 10th. ValuEngine upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Monday, November 27th. BidaskClub upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. Finally, Compass Point upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (STWD) traded up $0.02 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $20.97. The stock had a trading volume of 3,050,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,880,000. Starwood Property Trust has a one year low of $20.78 and a one year high of $23.01. The firm has a market cap of $5,470.00, a PE ratio of 12.63, a PEG ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.37. 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 issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) 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 company had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $236.76 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.12 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.16%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.

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