Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 1.3% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 2,210,616 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 28,685 shares during the quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. owned 0.85% of Starwood Property Trust worth $48,015,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of STWD. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust by 40.7% during the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 54,361 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,227,000 after buying an additional 15,727 shares during the period. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. acquired a new stake in Starwood Property Trust during the 2nd quarter worth $564,000. Creative Planning raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust by 41.7% during the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 31,177 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $698,000 after buying an additional 9,168 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust by 20.2% during the 2nd quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 12,706 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $284,000 after buying an additional 2,139 shares during the period. Finally, Wright Investors Service Inc. raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust by 14.4% during the 2nd quarter. Wright Investors Service Inc. now owns 10,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the period. 68.11% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE STWD) traded up $0.10 during mid-day trading on Wednesday, reaching $21.69. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,396,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,796,020. The company has a market cap of $5,634.96, a PE ratio of 10.28, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.52. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47. 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 earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The company’s revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.59 EPS. equities analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.85%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 116.36%.

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

STWD has been the subject of a number of research reports. Compass Point upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 25th. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Thursday, November 9th. ValuEngine upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 2nd. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub cut Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. Starwood Property Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

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