Media headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.1992800977844 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (STWD) traded up $0.12 during trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.65. The company had a trading volume of 2,875,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,797,351. Starwood Property Trust has a 52-week low of $21.11 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,650.00, a PE ratio of 10.25, a P/E/G ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.37. 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 (NYSE:STWD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $236.76 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust will post 1.99 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.87%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is currently 115.66%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently commented on STWD shares. Compass Point raised Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Starwood Property Trust has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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In related news, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of Starwood Property Trust 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 transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at $2,196,570.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total value of $247,263.80. Following the transaction, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,375,180.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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