BTR Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 348,987 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 6,218 shares during the period. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. makes up about 1.5% of BTR Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 29th biggest position. BTR Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.13% of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. worth $7,580,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of STWD. Principal Financial Group Inc. raised its position in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 40.7% in the first quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 54,361 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,227,000 after purchasing an additional 15,727 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 20.1% in the first quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 1,027,970 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $23,212,000 after purchasing an additional 171,798 shares during the period. Renaissance Technologies LLC bought a new stake in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. in the first quarter valued at approximately $11,294,000. KCG Holdings Inc. raised its position in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 31.0% in the first quarter. KCG Holdings Inc. now owns 33,364 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $753,000 after purchasing an additional 7,903 shares during the period. Finally, Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. raised its position in shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. by 9.0% in the first quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 843,027 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $19,036,000 after purchasing an additional 69,422 shares during the period. 68.76% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

In other STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. news, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total transaction of $247,263.80. Following the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,375,180.52. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total transaction of $150,799.32. Following the sale, the chief financial officer now owns 100,026 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

STWD has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub lowered shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 12th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $24.00.

Shares of STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE STWD) traded up 0.61% during trading on Tuesday, reaching $21.59. 480,591 shares of the company traded hands. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. has a 52 week low of $21.11 and a 52 week high of $23.01. The company has a market capitalization of $5.60 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.40 and a beta of 0.53. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $21.80 and its 200-day moving average price is $22.09.

STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. (NYSE:STWD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.51 by $0.01. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. had a net margin of 55.89% and a return on equity of 11.39%. The company had revenue of $211.57 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $244.13 million. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.50 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC. will post $2.09 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, October 13th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th were paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 28th. STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST, INC.’s payout ratio is 109.09%.

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