Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the stock in a transaction 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 completion of the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) opened at 21.96 on Friday. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $21.11 and a 1-year high of $23.32. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $22.04 and a 200-day moving average price of $22.26. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.70 billion, a PE ratio of 12.61 and a beta of 0.53.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.13 million. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 55.89%. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.50 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post $2.10 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.74%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is 109.09%.

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A number of equities analysts have issued reports on the company. ValuEngine downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.33.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 2nd quarter worth $252,000. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 18.6% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 16,756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $375,000 after acquiring an additional 2,624 shares in the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 11.6% in the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 40,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $902,000 after acquiring an additional 4,200 shares in the last quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 21,393 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $489,000 after acquiring an additional 65 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Scotia Capital Inc. raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 34,896 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $781,000 after acquiring an additional 1,140 shares in the last quarter. 68.58% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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