Media headlines about Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing 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. Redwood Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2475848615393 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Several research firms have issued reports on RWT. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of Redwood Trust from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Redwood Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Redwood Trust from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Redwood Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, August 22nd. Finally, Deutsche Bank decreased their price objective on shares of Redwood Trust from $18.50 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 8th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $17.00.

Redwood Trust (RWT) opened at $15.07 on Tuesday. The company has a quick ratio of 3.36, a current ratio of 3.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.91. Redwood Trust has a 12 month low of $14.29 and a 12 month high of $17.45. The stock has a market cap of $1,165.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.88 and a beta of 0.91.

Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.35 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.04). Redwood Trust had a net margin of 41.62% and a return on equity of 9.87%. The company had revenue of $35.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $36.86 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.58 EPS. The business’s revenue was down 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts forecast that Redwood Trust will post 1.39 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.43%. Redwood Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 70.89%.

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About Redwood Trust

Redwood Trust, Inc, through its subsidiaries, focuses on investing in mortgage and other real estate related assets. The Company is engaged in mortgage banking activities. The Company operates through three segments: Residential Investments, Residential Mortgage Banking and Commercial. The Residential Investments segment includes a portfolio of investments in residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) retained from its Sequoia securitizations.

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