Analysts Issue Research Notes On Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD)

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Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.19 to close at $22.70, a downside of -0.83 percent. An average of 2,644,640 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.74 in the past week, and it reached a new high 7 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,962,860 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,857,682.

STWD stock has decreased by -2.03% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $22.19 on 09/01/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/13/22, shares of the company touched a low of $19.69 and a high of $26.35 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 6 times so far this year and lost -6.58% or -$1.60 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -13.87% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

175 days have passed since Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) last reported insider trading activity. Sossen Andrew Jay, who is COO and General Counsel, most recently acquired $33,750 shares at $24.25 per share on Mar 31.

Valuation Metrics

Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.34. The stock’s beta is 1.48. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.04, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 1.08.

The company has a payout ratio of 77.60%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.48 a share, without any change from last year. Its latest decrease dividend $1.44 reported on Monday June 14 2021.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 2.97 and a total debt to equity ratio of 3.01 for the quarter ending June 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $181.03 million compared to revenue of $1.17 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s return on assets was 0.90%.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Starwood Property Trust Inc. had $13.15 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $212.29 million in the quarter, while revenues of $324.6 million were grew 45.21%. The analyst consensus anticipated Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.51 per share, but it turned out to be $0.51, a 0.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $72.38 million. At the end of the quarter ending June 29, Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $19.29 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $309.22 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 21 September was 40.35%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 25.41%.

As of today, STWD’s price is $23.04 -3.16% or -$0.74 from its 5-day moving average. STWD is currently trading -3.36% lower than its 20-day SMA and -3.77% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +5.68% above the SMA50 and -9.53% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 45.28% and 50.96%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.52. With the 14-day stochastic at 28.60% and the average true range at 0.50, the RSI (14) stands at 43.47%. The stock has reached -0.26 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.10.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) among analysts is Buy. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell STWD, while 0 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is STWD’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $25.00 and $30.00, with a median target of $26.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) stock is $26.94.


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