News articles about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4957569028615 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE STWD) opened at $20.97 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5,470.00, a PE ratio of 13.53, a P/E/G ratio of 2.03 and a beta of 0.21. Starwood Property Trust has a 12 month low of $19.47 and a 12 month high of $23.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a current ratio of 2.52 and a quick ratio of 2.47.

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Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 12.57% and a net margin of 45.55%. The firm had revenue of $242.80 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $236.60 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.53 EPS. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.07 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, April 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 30th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.16%. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is presently 123.87%.

A number of research analysts recently issued reports on STWD shares. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Tuesday, November 21st. ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

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About Starwood Property Trust

Starwood Property Trust, Inc is a real estate investment trust. The Company operates through three business segments: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment), which engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments; Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), which includes a servicing business in the United States that manages and works out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, and a mortgage loan business, and Real estate property (the Property Segment), which engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties.

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