Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Study Shows

Headlines about Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Starwood Property Trust earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2614399811379 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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STWD has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 30th. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Raymond James Financial assumed coverage on Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating and a $24.00 price target on the stock. Finally, Wood & Company assumed coverage on Starwood Property Trust in a research report on Tuesday, March 27th. They issued an “outperform” rating on the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Starwood Property Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $23.67.

Shares of STWD stock opened at $20.80 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $5,502.09, a P/E ratio of 9.63, a P/E/G ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.31. Starwood Property Trust has a 52-week low of $19.47 and a 52-week high of $23.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.74, a quick ratio of 2.52 and a current ratio of 2.52.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, April 13th. Investors of record on Friday, March 30th were given a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.23%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, March 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 88.89%.

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About Starwood Property Trust

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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