Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) by 7.0% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 190,580 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 12,398 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.08% of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. worth $4,292,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of STWD. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 1.2% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 5,092 shares of the company’s stock worth $106,000 after buying an additional 61 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC increased its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 0.3% in the third quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 4,976 shares of the company’s stock worth $112,000 after buying an additional 14 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 22.4% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock worth $124,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. during the second quarter worth $146,000. Finally, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. increased its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 12.8% in the second quarter. Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. now owns 12,259 shares of the company’s stock worth $254,000 after buying an additional 1,392 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 66.06% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD)

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) traded down 0.36% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $22.26. 923,954 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 12 month low of $16.69 and a 12 month high of $23.46. The stock has a market cap of $5.31 billion, a PE ratio of 15.88 and a beta of 0.64. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $22.28 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.05.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.59 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.03. The business earned $204.71 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $50.75 million. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a return on equity of 11.76% and a net margin of 40.71%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.56 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. will post $2.08 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, January 13th. Investors of record on Friday, December 30th will be issued a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, December 28th. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 135.21%.

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STWD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Bank of America downgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $22.50 to $24.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 15th. Credit Suisse Group boosted their price objective on shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, September 26th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated a “buy” rating on shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. in a research report on Thursday, November 3rd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, six have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.05.

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