Shelton Capital Management Acquires 6,250 Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD)

Shelton Capital Management grew its holdings in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 43.5% in the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 20,606 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 6,250 shares during the quarter. Shelton Capital Management’s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $440,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in STWD. First Manhattan Co. raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 38.3% in the 4th quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 8,885 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $189,000 after buying an additional 2,460 shares in the last quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 3rd quarter worth about $215,000. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 4th quarter worth about $230,000. Ballentine Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 4th quarter worth about $240,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 10,738 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after purchasing an additional 1,593 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) opened at $19.75 on Friday. 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, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $19.47 and a fifty-two week high of $23.01. The firm has a market cap of $5,154.73, a PE ratio of 9.40, a PEG ratio of 1.91 and a beta of 0.36.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 business had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.76 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Monday, November 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Compass Point raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

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About Starwood Property Trust

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD)

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