Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.15

News headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4942725103139 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust (STWD) traded up $0.15 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $21.40. 1,799,514 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,539,169. Starwood Property Trust has a one year low of $19.47 and a one year high of $23.01. The firm has a market cap of $5,580.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.81, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.21. The company has a quick ratio of 2.52, a current ratio of 2.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 45.55% and a return on equity of 12.57%. The company had revenue of $242.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.60 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.53 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 31.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.08 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be issued a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.97%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 123.87%.

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on STWD. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price target on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. ValuEngine raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. Starwood Property Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company operates through three business segments: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment), which engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments; Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), which includes a servicing business in the United States that manages and works out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, and a mortgage loan business, and Real estate property (the Property Segment), which engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties.

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