Media headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.3132155584108 out of 100, meaning that recent media 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 rankings:

Several research analysts have commented on STWD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, May 12th. BidaskClub downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (STWD) opened at 22.06 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.75 billion, a PE ratio of 12.66 and a beta of 0.54. Starwood Property Trust has a 52-week low of $21.11 and a 52-week high of $23.46. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $22.15 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.38.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.01. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.39% and a net margin of 55.89%. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.13 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.50 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust will post $2.09 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.70%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 109.09%.

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