News articles about Redwood Trust (NYSE:RWT) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Redwood Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.710437907242 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

Shares of Redwood Trust (RWT) opened at $14.73 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,160.58, a P/E ratio of 10.83 and a beta of 0.92. Redwood Trust has a 12-month low of $14.43 and a 12-month high of $17.45. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.91, a current ratio of 3.36 and a quick ratio of 3.01.

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

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th will be paid a $0.28 dividend. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 7.60%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 14th. Redwood Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 70.89%.

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine cut Redwood Trust from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub cut Redwood Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Zacks Investment Research cut Redwood Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 9th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG cut their price objective on Redwood Trust from $18.50 to $17.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday.

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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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