ValuEngine downgraded shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report sent to investors on Tuesday morning.

A number of other research firms have also recently commented on STWD. BidaskClub raised shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a hold rating to a buy rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $24.33.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) opened at 21.67 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $5.62 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.44 and a beta of 0.53. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $22.04 and a 200-day moving average of $22.29. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 52 week low of $21.11 and a 52 week high of $23.32.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.50 earnings per share. On average, analysts forecast that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. will post $2.10 earnings per share for the current year.

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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 issued a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.86%. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 109.09%.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new position in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. in the second quarter worth about $252,000. Advisory Services Network LLC raised its holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 18.6% in the 2nd quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 16,756 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $375,000 after buying an additional 2,624 shares during the last quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. raised its holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 11.6% in the 2nd quarter. Wasatch Advisors Inc. now owns 40,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $902,000 after buying an additional 4,200 shares during the last quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC raised its holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 21,393 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $489,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Scotia Capital Inc. raised its holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 3.4% in the 2nd quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 34,896 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $781,000 after buying an additional 1,140 shares during the last quarter. 68.59% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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