Arete Wealth Advisors LLC Sells 999 Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD)

Arete Wealth Advisors LLC trimmed its holdings in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWDGet Rating) by 7.8% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 11,857 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 999 shares during the quarter. Arete Wealth Advisors LLC’s holdings in Starwood Property Trust were worth $287,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in STWD. Camden Capital LLC increased its holdings in Starwood Property Trust by 1.4% in the first quarter. Camden Capital LLC now owns 38,018 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $919,000 after purchasing an additional 521 shares during the period. Claybrook Capital LLC increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 5.4% in the first quarter. Claybrook Capital LLC now owns 86,737 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,096,000 after buying an additional 4,424 shares during the period. Mmbg Investment Advisors CO. bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust during the first quarter worth about $4,245,000. Sargent Investment Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 6.5% in the first quarter. Sargent Investment Group LLC now owns 44,650 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,079,000 after acquiring an additional 2,736 shares during the period. Finally, Valley National Advisers Inc. bought a new stake in Starwood Property Trust in the first quarter valued at approximately $34,000. 46.13% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Separately, Credit Suisse Group dropped their price target on shares of Starwood Property Trust to $25.50 in a research report on Friday, July 22nd.

Starwood Property Trust Stock Performance

NYSE:STWD opened at $23.50 on Friday. The company has a fifty day moving average of $22.18 and a 200-day moving average of $23.22. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a twelve month low of $19.69 and a twelve month high of $26.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.21 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.83 and a beta of 1.46. The company has a quick ratio of 2.54, a current ratio of 2.54 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.66.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWDGet Rating) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, May 4th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.76 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.26. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 56.16% and a return on equity of 14.86%. The company had revenue of $293.99 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $298.30 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.47 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 2.4% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts anticipate that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.18 EPS for the current year.

Starwood Property Trust Dividend Announcement

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, July 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, June 29th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.17%. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is currently 88.48%.

Starwood Property Trust Profile

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States, Europe, and Australia. It operates through four segments: Commercial and Residential Lending, Infrastructure Lending, Property, and Investing and Servicing segments. The Commercial and Residential Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial first mortgages, non-agency residential mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and residential mortgage-backed securities, as well as other real estate and real estate-related debt investments, including distressed or non-performing loans.

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