Capital Trust, Inc. (NYSE:BXMT) Treasurer Douglas N. Armer sold 542 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.70, for a total value of $16,639.40. Following the transaction, the treasurer now directly owns 54,398 shares in the company, valued at $1,670,018.60. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link.

Shares of Capital Trust, Inc. (BXMT) traded down 0.0179% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $30.7245. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 212,886 shares. The firm has a market cap of $2.91 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.2092 and a beta of 0.81. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $31.44 and its 200 day moving average price is $31.00. Capital Trust, Inc. has a 12-month low of $27.89 and a 12-month high of $32.47.

Capital Trust (NYSE:BXMT) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $72.47 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $74.82 million. Capital Trust had a net margin of 55.05% and a return on equity of 8.76%. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.67 EPS. On average, analysts expect that Capital Trust, Inc. will post $2.51 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th were issued a $0.62 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $2.48 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.07%. Capital Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 106.44%.

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on BXMT shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued an “outperform” rating on shares of Capital Trust in a report on Thursday, April 6th. Zacks Investment Research raised Capital Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 14th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their target price on Capital Trust from $33.00 to $34.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Capital Trust from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 16th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $32.67.

Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advisory Services Network LLC bought a new position in shares of Capital Trust during the first quarter valued at about $108,000. Security National Trust Co. boosted its position in shares of Capital Trust by 115.0% in the first quarter. Security National Trust Co. now owns 4,300 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Capital Trust by 11.3% in the first quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 5,367 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $166,000 after buying an additional 544 shares during the period. WFG Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Capital Trust by 785.7% in the first quarter. WFG Advisors LP now owns 6,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $192,000 after buying an additional 5,500 shares during the period. Finally, Pecaut & CO. bought a new position in shares of Capital Trust during the first quarter valued at about $200,000. 63.84% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Capital Trust Company Profile

Blackstone Mortgage Trust, Inc is a holding company. The Company conducts its operations as a real estate investment trust for the United States federal income tax purposes. The Company originates and purchases senior loans collateralized by properties in North America and Europe. The Company’s business is focused on originating or acquiring senior, floating rate mortgage loans that are secured by a first priority mortgage on commercial real estate assets primarily in the office, lodging, retail, residential and industrial sectors.

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