Shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) have been given an average rating of “Buy” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the firm. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $32.33.

Several brokerages have commented on SFR. FBR & Co began coverage on shares of Colony Starwood Homes in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 target price on the stock. Nomura restated a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 target price (up from $29.00) on shares of Colony Starwood Homes in a research report on Monday, June 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Colony Starwood Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 11th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded Colony Starwood Homes from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $30.00 to $32.00 in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Finally, JMP Securities reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $34.00 price target (up previously from $29.00) on shares of Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Tuesday, June 14th.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Virginia Retirement System purchased a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the first quarter valued at $817,000. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the first quarter valued at $5,223,000. Teachers Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the first quarter valued at $1,463,000. Prudential Financial Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the first quarter valued at $982,000. Finally, BlackRock Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the first quarter valued at $2,908,000. 42.20% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) traded up 0.33% on Monday, reaching $30.38. 80,803 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $31.58 and its 200-day moving average price is $27.95. The stock’s market capitalization is $3.08 billion. Colony Starwood Homes has a 52 week low of $19.54 and a 52 week high of $33.09.

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) last issued its earnings results on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $143.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $141.07 million. Colony Starwood Homes had a negative net margin of 23.21% and a negative return on equity of 5.28%. Equities analysts predict that Colony Starwood Homes will post $1.62 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Saturday, October 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 30th will be paid a $0.22 dividend. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.91%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th. Colony Starwood Homes’s payout ratio is -53.33%.

About Colony Starwood Homes

Colony Starwood Homes, formerly Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: single-family rental (SFRs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in residential properties, and non-performing residential mortgage loans (NPLs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in NPLs.

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