Orinda Asset Management LLC raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 42.8% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 100,134 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,000 shares during the quarter. Starwood Property Trust accounts for about 2.0% of Orinda Asset Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd biggest position. Orinda Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $2,175,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.6% in the second quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,375 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $120,000 after purchasing an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 10.0% in the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 6,453 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 26.6% in the second quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 6,506 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $146,000 after purchasing an additional 1,366 shares during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 108.2% in the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 7,253 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 3,769 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 5.8% in the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $180,000 after purchasing an additional 438 shares during the last quarter. 68.57% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

In other Starwood Property Trust news, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of Starwood Property Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total value of $150,799.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of Starwood Property Trust stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total transaction of $247,263.80. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now directly owns 108,258 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,375,180.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE STWD) traded down 0.05% during trading on Friday, hitting $21.94. The stock had a trading volume of 1,134,233 shares. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 1-year low of $21.11 and a 1-year high of $23.01. The company has a market capitalization of $5.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.60 and a beta of 0.53. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $21.88 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.15.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.01. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The company had revenue of $211.57 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $244.13 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. Analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post $2.10 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th were issued a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.75%. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is currently 109.09%.

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