15,287 Shares in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) Acquired by KCS Wealth Advisory

KCS Wealth Advisory purchased a new position in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund purchased 15,287 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $326,000.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 5.5% during the 2nd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 22,179,781 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $496,604,000 after buying an additional 1,156,034 shares during the period. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Starwood Property Trust by 1.3% in the 3rd quarter. Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc. now owns 2,210,616 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $48,015,000 after acquiring an additional 28,685 shares during the last quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in Starwood Property Trust by 2.6% in the 3rd quarter. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 1,285,462 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,920,000 after acquiring an additional 32,089 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners grew its position in Starwood Property Trust by 10.7% in the 3rd quarter. Boston Partners now owns 1,259,369 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $27,353,000 after acquiring an additional 121,545 shares during the last quarter. Finally, TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC grew its position in Starwood Property Trust by 1.6% in the 2nd quarter. TIAA CREF Investment Management LLC now owns 1,039,524 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,275,000 after acquiring an additional 16,174 shares during the last quarter. 67.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) traded down $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $20.34. The company had a trading volume of 3,482,137 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,296,031. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 52-week low of $20.25 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,308.72, a P/E ratio of 12.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.97 and a beta of 0.36. 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 (NYSE:STWD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 11.88% and a net margin of 52.28%. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.76 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.59 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.11 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th were given a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.44%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is currently 116.36%.

STWD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. BidaskClub raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Wednesday, November 15th. B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Monday, November 27th. ValuEngine raised Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, December 1st. Finally, Compass Point raised Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Starwood Property Trust presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD)

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