SG Americas Securities LLC Cuts Holdings in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD)

SG Americas Securities LLC lowered its stake in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 46.3% during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The institutional investor owned 29,444 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 25,363 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC’s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $629,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the business. First Manhattan Co. lifted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 38.3% in the fourth quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 8,885 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $189,000 after purchasing an additional 2,460 shares in the last quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the third quarter worth $215,000. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company lifted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 17.4% in the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 10,738 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $241,000 after purchasing an additional 1,593 shares in the last quarter. CAPROCK Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the fourth quarter worth $230,000. Finally, Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the second quarter worth $252,000. 68.80% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) opened at $19.99 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 2.47, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 1 year low of $19.47 and a 1 year high of $23.01. The stock has a market cap of $5,282.61, a price-to-earnings ratio of 12.12, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.36.

A number of analysts have recently commented on STWD shares. Compass Point raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, November 15th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 26th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 price objective on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Thursday, January 25th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, December 1st. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

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Starwood Property Trust 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.

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

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