News stories about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.25 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5821642607787 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, November 10th. Finally, ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE STWD) traded down $0.16 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $20.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,191,100 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,850,000. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,470.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.61, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a current ratio of 2.47 and a quick ratio of 2.47. Starwood Property Trust has a one year low of $20.78 and a one year high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The company had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.59 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.

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