Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) – Research analysts at B. Riley cut their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Starwood Property Trust in a note issued to investors on Thursday. B. Riley analyst J. Levi-Ribner now anticipates that the real estate investment trust will post earnings of $0.48 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.50. B. Riley has a “Buy” rating and a $24.00 price objective on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for Starwood Property Trust’s Q4 2018 earnings at $0.55 EPS.

Other research analysts also recently issued reports about the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. BidaskClub raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 10th. ValuEngine raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, Compass Point raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Starwood Property Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE STWD) opened at $20.94 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The stock has a market cap of $5,507.07, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.51. Starwood Property Trust has a 1 year low of $20.78 and a 1 year high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The business had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 52.28% and a return on equity of 11.88%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS.

Large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Swiss National Bank grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 2.0% in the 2nd quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 431,965 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,672,000 after buying an additional 8,300 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.7% in the 3rd quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 563,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,239,000 after buying an additional 9,500 shares during the period. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 24.1% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 210,661 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $4,717,000 after buying an additional 40,912 shares during the period. Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 30.8% in the 3rd quarter. Leith Wheeler Investment Counsel Ltd. now owns 116,243 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,595,000 after buying an additional 27,390 shares during the period. Finally, BTR Capital Management Inc. grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.8% in the 3rd quarter. BTR Capital Management Inc. now owns 348,987 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $7,580,000 after buying an additional 6,218 shares during the period. 67.41% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 116.36%.

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