Swiss National Bank raised its position in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 0.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 435,265 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,300 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned 167,049.82% of Starwood Property Trust worth $9,454,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System lifted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.8% in the 2nd quarter. State Board of Administration of Florida Retirement System now owns 269,236 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,028,000 after purchasing an additional 4,850 shares during the period. Scott & Selber Inc. lifted its position in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 1.4% in the 2nd quarter. Scott & Selber Inc. now owns 90,322 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,022,000 after purchasing an additional 1,213 shares during the period. Cipher Capital LP acquired a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $2,789,000. Wright Investors Service Inc. increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 14.4% in the 2nd quarter. Wright Investors Service Inc. now owns 10,755 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $241,000 after acquiring an additional 1,350 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. increased its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 24.1% in the 2nd quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 210,661 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $4,717,000 after acquiring an additional 40,912 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 68.11% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) opened at $21.59 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $5,630.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.28, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68, a quick ratio of 2.47 and a current ratio of 2.47. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a one year low of $21.27 and a one year high of $23.01.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.54 by $0.11. The firm had revenue of $226.77 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $236.76 million. Starwood Property Trust had a net margin of 52.28% and a return on equity of 11.88%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.59 EPS. equities research analysts forecast that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 2.12 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.48 per share. This represents a $1.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 8.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio is 115.66%.

In related news, CFO Rina Paniry sold 6,867 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $21.96, for a total value of $150,799.32. Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now directly owns 100,026 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,196,570.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, COO Andrew Jay Sossen sold 11,270 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $21.94, for a total transaction of $247,263.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief operating officer now directly owns 108,258 shares in the company, valued at $2,375,180.52. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.40% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Several analysts have recently weighed in on STWD shares. BidaskClub lowered shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. Finally, ValuEngine lowered shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 12th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Starwood Property Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $24.00.

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