IFP Advisors Inc decreased its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 26.2% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 7,210 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,558 shares during the period. IFP Advisors Inc’s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $154,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in STWD. First Manhattan Co. raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 38.3% in the 4th quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 8,885 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $189,000 after acquiring an additional 2,460 shares in the last quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $215,000. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 4th quarter worth approximately $230,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company raised its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 17.4% in the 2nd quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 10,738 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 1,593 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $252,000. 67.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE STWD) opened at $19.72 on Friday. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $19.72 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,150.00, a P/E ratio of 11.88, a P/E/G ratio of 1.95 and a beta of 0.22.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 company had revenue of $226.77 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.76 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.59 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on STWD. BidaskClub raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price for the company in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Monday, November 27th. ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Compass Point raised Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company operates through three business segments: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment), which engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments; Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), which includes a servicing business in the United States that manages and works out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, and a mortgage loan business, and Real estate property (the Property Segment), which engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD)

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