Wall Street brokerages expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) will report earnings per share of $0.54 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Two analysts have issued estimates for Starwood Property Trust’s earnings, with estimates ranging from $0.53 to $0.56. Starwood Property Trust reported earnings per share of $0.57 in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a negative year over year growth rate of 5.3%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report on Wednesday, February 27th.

On average, analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust will report full-year earnings of $2.18 per share for the current financial year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.11 to $2.22. For the next year, analysts anticipate that the company will post earnings of $2.22 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.20 to $2.25. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average based on a survey of analysts that cover Starwood Property Trust.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last released its earnings results on Friday, November 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.51 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.51. The business had revenue of $285.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $277.19 million. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 36.49% and a return on equity of 12.41%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 26.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $0.65 earnings per share.

STWD has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 30th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of Starwood Property Trust from $24.00 to $25.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 21st. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 4th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. initiated coverage on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Friday, September 21st. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $23.00 price target for the company. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in STWD. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 3.2% during the 3rd quarter. Nan Shan Life Insurance Co. Ltd. now owns 7,733,501 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $166,425,000 after purchasing an additional 237,914 shares during the last quarter. LSV Asset Management increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.1% during the 3rd quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 5,722,722 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $123,152,000 after purchasing an additional 65,000 shares during the last quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 82.9% during the 3rd quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 5,363,069 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $115,414,000 after purchasing an additional 2,431,609 shares during the last quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 2.6% during the 2nd quarter. Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA now owns 3,002,707 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $65,190,000 after purchasing an additional 76,362 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Renaissance Technologies LLC increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 121.2% during the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 2,313,484 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $50,226,000 after purchasing an additional 1,267,400 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 64.21% of the company’s stock.

Shares of NYSE:STWD traded down $0.14 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $21.92. The stock had a trading volume of 1,436,092 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,010,098. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.19, a quick ratio of 2.06 and a current ratio of 2.06. The company has a market cap of $6.08 billion, a PE ratio of 10.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.08 and a beta of 0.25. Starwood Property Trust has a 12-month low of $19.47 and a 12-month high of $23.04.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, December 31st will be paid a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.76%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is presently 88.89%.

Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe. It operates through three segments: Real Estate Lending, Real Estate Property, and Real Estate Investing and Servicing. The Real Estate Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments.

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