New York State Common Retirement Fund grew its stake in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) by 2.4% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 554,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,999 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund owned approximately 0.21% of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. worth $12,404,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 1.6% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 5,375 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $120,000 after acquiring an additional 87 shares during the last quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC grew its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 10.0% during the 2nd quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 6,453 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $144,000 after acquiring an additional 586 shares during the last quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC grew its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 26.6% during the 2nd quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 6,506 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $146,000 after acquiring an additional 1,366 shares during the last quarter. Ffcm LLC grew its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 108.2% during the 2nd quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 7,253 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $164,000 after acquiring an additional 3,769 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank grew its position in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 5.8% during the 2nd quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $180,000 after acquiring an additional 438 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 68.58% of the company’s stock.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (STWD) opened at 21.79 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $5.65 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.52 and a beta of 0.53. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $21.99 and its 200 day moving average price is $22.22. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 12-month low of $21.11 and a 12-month high of $23.01.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $211.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.50 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. will post $2.10 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 8.81%. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s payout ratio is presently 109.09%.

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A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the company. BidaskClub upgraded STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

In other STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total transaction of $247,263.80. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,375,180.52. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total transaction of $150,799.32. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now directly owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

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