Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog 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 media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6821169414817 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) traded down $0.06 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $20.34. 3,482,137 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,320,000. The firm has a market cap of $5,310.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.25, a P/E/G ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.22. Starwood Property Trust has a 12-month low of $20.25 and a 12-month high of $23.01. The company has a quick ratio of 2.47, a current 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, topping the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 52.28% and a return on equity of 11.88%. Starwood Property Trust’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. equities analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.11 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th were paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.44%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 115.66%.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on STWD. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Compass Point upgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company operates through three business segments: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment), which engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments; Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), which includes a servicing business in the United States that manages and works out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, and a mortgage loan business, and Real estate property (the Property Segment), which engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties.

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