Quantbot Technologies LP acquired a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor acquired 61,154 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $1,328,000.

Several other hedge funds have also recently bought and sold shares of STWD. Swiss National Bank raised its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 2.0% during the second quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 431,965 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $9,672,000 after acquiring an additional 8,300 shares in the last quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System raised its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 1.8% during the second quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 269,236 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,028,000 after acquiring an additional 4,850 shares in the last quarter. Scott & Selber Inc. raised its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 1.4% during the second quarter. Scott & Selber Inc. now owns 90,322 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,022,000 after acquiring an additional 1,213 shares in the last quarter. Cipher Capital LP bought a new stake in Starwood Property Trust during the second quarter worth about $2,789,000. Finally, Wright Investors Service Inc. raised its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 14.4% during the second quarter. Wright Investors Service Inc. now owns 10,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after acquiring an additional 1,350 shares in the last quarter. 68.11% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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In other Starwood Property Trust news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total value of $247,263.80. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at $2,375,180.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total value of $150,799.32. Following the completion of the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

STWD has been the topic of several analyst reports. Compass Point upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub lowered Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Finally, ValuEngine lowered Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 12th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.00.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) opened at $21.56 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a current ratio of 2.47 and a quick ratio of 2.47. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,630.00, a P/E ratio of 10.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.37. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $21.27 and a 52 week high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. equities research analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.12 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.90%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 115.66%.

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