How Have Insiders Been Trading Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) Stock?


Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD) saw a downside of -0.26% to close Tuesday at $19.19 after subtracting -$0.05 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 2,367,720 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $19.32 in the past week and touched a new high 2 times within the past 5 days. An average of 2,430,170 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 2,375,892.

STWD’s 1-month performance is -9.78% or -$2.08 on its low of $18.53 reached on 12/20/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $17.69 and high of $25.69, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/13/22. YTD, STWD has lost -21.03% or -$5.11 and has reached a new high 6 times. However, the current price is down -25.32% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

STWD stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Nov 15.Sossen Andrew Jay (COO and General Counsel) most recently sold 18,155 shares at $21.11 per share on Nov 15. This transaction cost the insider $383,323. COO and General Counsel, Sossen Andrew Jay, sold 33,750 shares at a price of $24.25 on Mar 31.

Valuation Metrics

STWD stock has a beta of 1.53. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.01 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.91, with the price to cash flow ratio at 14.43.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 2.99, while the total debt to equity was 3.03.. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 58.90%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $181.03 million against revenue of $1.17 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went up compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 45.21% to $212.29 million, while revenue of $324.6 million was -52.9% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected STWD to announce $0.51 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.51, representing a 0.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $62.14 million. Shareholders hold equity totaling $309.58 million.

Let’s look briefly at Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 27 December was 38.96% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 27.79%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $19.08, reflecting a +1.43% or $0.27 change from its current price. STWD is currently trading -9.18% above its 20-day SMA, -18.62% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +1.91% and SMA200 by-16.49%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 29.13% and 28.50% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.48. The RSI (14) points at 39.95%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 27.73% with the period’s ATR at 0.50. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.03 and -0.32 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for STWD stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Buy. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate STWD as a “sell,”, while 0 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 0 rates the stock as overweight while 7 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $22.50 and a high of $28.00, with their median price target at $24.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) stock is $24.21.


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