Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) was upgraded by stock analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a note issued to investors on Monday. The brokerage presently has a $35.00 target price on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ price objective points to a potential upside of 24.78% from the stock’s current price.

Several other analysts also recently commented on SFR. Nomura reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $33.00 price objective (up previously from $29.00) on shares of Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Monday, June 20th. FBR & Co started coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Wednesday, July 13th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $36.00 price objective on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Colony Starwood Homes from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 11th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. started coverage on Colony Starwood Homes in a research note on Monday, September 26th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $35.00 price objective on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $32.13.

Analyst Recommendations for Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR)

Shares of Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) opened at 28.05 on Monday. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $29.56 and a 200-day moving average price of $28.89. The firm’s market cap is $2.85 billion. Colony Starwood Homes has a 12 month low of $19.54 and a 12 month high of $33.09.

Colony Starwood Homes (NYSE:SFR) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 8th. The company reported $0.39 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.38 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $143.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $141.07 million. Colony Starwood Homes had a negative return on equity of 5.28% and a negative net margin of 23.21%. On average, analysts predict that Colony Starwood Homes will post $1.62 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Saturday, October 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th were issued a dividend of $0.22 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 28th. This represents a $0.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%. Colony Starwood Homes’s dividend payout ratio is currently -53.33%.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in SFR. Royal Bank of Canada raised its position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes by 574.5% in the second quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 3,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 2,947 shares in the last quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes by 121.9% in the third quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,697 shares of the company’s stock valued at $164,000 after buying an additional 3,130 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes by 13.7% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 5,749 shares of the company’s stock valued at $175,000 after buying an additional 694 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank bought a new position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes during the second quarter valued at $231,000. Finally, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Colony Starwood Homes by 3.7% in the second quarter. Mizuho Trust & Banking Co. Ltd. now owns 7,289 shares of the company’s stock valued at $222,000 after buying an additional 259 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 42.20% of the company’s stock.

Colony Starwood Homes Company Profile

Colony Starwood Homes, formerly Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust, is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company operates through two segments: single-family rental (SFRs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in residential properties, and non-performing residential mortgage loans (NPLs), which includes the business activities associated with its investments in NPLs.

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