First Capital Advisors Group LLC. lowered its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) by 8.3% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 23,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 2,156 shares during the period. First Capital Advisors Group LLC.’s holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. were worth $530,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of STWD. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. boosted its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 1.0% in the first quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,288 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC boosted its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 52.3% in the first quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 5,867 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $132,000 after buying an additional 2,015 shares during the last quarter. Coconut Grove Bank boosted its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 108.3% in the first quarter. Coconut Grove Bank now owns 8,040 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $181,000 after buying an additional 4,180 shares during the last quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 88.9% in the first quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 8,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,000 after buying an additional 4,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Northern Oak Wealth Management Inc. acquired a new position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. during the first quarter worth approximately $201,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 74.20% of the company’s stock.

Shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) opened at 22.23 on Friday. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $22.17 and its 200 day moving average is $22.39. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 12 month low of $21.11 and a 12 month high of $23.46. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.79 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.76 and a beta of 0.54.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.13 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.50 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. will post $2.09 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.64%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 109.09%.

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A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub cut STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Zacks Investment Research cut STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

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