Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) Holdings Boosted by Cipher Capital LP

Cipher Capital LP raised its stake in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 49.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 185,828 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 61,299 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP owned 0.07% of Starwood Property Trust worth $4,036,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the business. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. grew its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.6% during the second 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 lifted its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 10.0% during the second quarter. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 6,453 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $144,000 after purchasing an additional 586 shares during the period. ClariVest Asset Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 26.6% during the second quarter. ClariVest Asset Management LLC now owns 6,506 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $146,000 after purchasing an additional 1,366 shares during the period. Ffcm LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 108.2% during the second quarter. Ffcm LLC now owns 7,253 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $164,000 after purchasing an additional 3,769 shares during the period. Finally, Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank lifted its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 5.8% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $180,000 after purchasing an additional 438 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 68.04% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on STWD shares. BidaskClub downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded 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 given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Starwood Property Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $24.00.

In other news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at $2,375,180.52. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) traded up $0.03 on Friday, reaching $21.58. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,194,967 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,800,204. The company has a quick ratio of 2.47, a current ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The stock has a market cap of $5,620.00, a PE ratio of 10.34, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 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 posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The company 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 firm’s revenue was up 10.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.59 EPS. equities research analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.12 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Investors of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.90%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 115.66%.

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