Should Investors Pay Attention To These Insider Trades For Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD)?


The stock of Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD) decreased by -$0.04 on Wednesday to $21.01, down -0.17 percent. The last five days have seen an average of 1,456,975 shares of common stock traded. 6 times new highs were reached in the current year, with a fall of -$3.27. The average number of shares traded over the last 20 days was 2,131,334, while the average volume over the last 50 days totaled 3,078,656.

STWD stock appreciated 10.15% since last month. On 10/24/22, the company’s shares reached a one-month low of $18.97. The stock touched a high of $26.34 on 01/13/22, after rallying from a low of $17.69 in 52 weeks. The price of STWD stock has declined by -13.37% or -$3.27 this year, reaching a new high 6 times. Still, the stock price is down -20.22% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

STWD stock investors should be aware that Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 8 days ago on Nov 15. On Nov 15, COO and General Counsel Sossen Andrew Jay sold 18,155 shares at $21.11 each. This transaction resulted in the insider making $383,323. On Mar 31, Sossen Andrew Jay sold 33,750 shares at a price of US$24.25. After the transaction, the insider now owns 293,881 shares. CEO, Chairman of Board STERNLICHT BARRY S had earlier bought 217,500 shares on Dec 20 for $22.66 a share. The transaction was completed for $4,928,550.

Valuation Metrics

Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 8.10. Beta for the stock is 1.54. There are also a few other valuation ratios worth considering, including the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 3.27, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 1.00, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 15.68.

Company paid $0.48 per share in dividends, remained unchanged from $0.48 last year. A $1.44 dividend decrease was reported on Monday June 14 2021.

Financial Health

The company’s long-term debt to equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 is 2.99, and the total debt to equity ratio is 3.03. As far as profitability goes, gross margin for the trailing twelve months is 58.90% percent. Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s operating margin stood at 56.40% for the same period. Based on annual data, it had gross profit of $181.03 million and revenue of $1.17 billion.

Investors will also look at the performance of the company’s management in order to determine the potential profitability of their investment. STWD’s return on assets (ROA) during the last 12 months has been 1.30%. There was a 0.70% return on investment (ROI) in the past year. In the meantime, the return on equity (ROE) for the last 12 months was 16.40%.

Earnings Surprise

According to Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s quarterly financial report for the quarter that ended September 29. A higher net income was reported in the quarter under review than the previous quarter. Net income for the quarter came in at $325.59 million, while revenues rose by 10.66% to $293.99 million. It was predicted that Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s quarterly earnings would be $0.51, but it ended up being $0.51. EBITDA was $62.14 million for the quarter. At the end of Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s most recent quarter ended September 29, its total debt was $19.6 billion. Equity owned by shareholders amounts to $309.58 million.

Technical Picture

Here’s a quick look at Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s (STWD) price momentum from a technical perspective. As of 22 November, the RSI 9-day stood at 58.10%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with a 24.08% historical volatility rate.

The stochastic %K and %D were 68.55% and 59.74% respectively, while the average true range (ATR) was 0.52. Based on the 14-day stochastic reading of 67.35%, the RSI (14) reading is 55.67%. On the 9-day MACD Oscillator, the stock is at 0.10, and the 14-day reading is at 0.21.


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