Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Shows

News headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.189395580771 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern’s rankings:

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Several brokerages have commented on STWD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, April 7th. Raymond James began coverage on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $24.00 target price on the stock. Wood & Company began coverage on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Tuesday, March 27th. They set an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, B. Riley restated a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $23.67.

STWD stock traded up $0.05 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $20.72. 1,418,717 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,281,335. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a quick ratio of 2.52 and a current ratio of 2.52. The company has a market capitalization of $5,402.77, a P/E ratio of 9.59, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.01 and a beta of 0.30. Starwood Property Trust has a 1-year low of $19.47 and a 1-year high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 28th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.55 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.53 by $0.02. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 45.55% and a return on equity of 12.57%. The company had revenue of $242.80 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.60 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.53 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 31.6% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust will post 2.05 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 13th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 30th were issued a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.27%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 88.89%.

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Starwood Property Trust Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe. It operates through three segments: Real Estate Lending, Real Estate Property, and Real Estate Investing and Servicing. The Real Estate Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments.

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