KCS Wealth Advisory bought a new position in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) during the fourth quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm bought 15,287 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $326,000.

Other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Intellectus Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 0.3% during the second quarter. Intellectus Partners LLC now owns 21,393 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $489,000 after buying an additional 65 shares during the last quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 5.8% during the second quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 8,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $180,000 after buying an additional 438 shares during the last quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 2.2% during the second quarter. ETRADE Capital Management LLC now owns 31,450 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $704,000 after buying an additional 678 shares during the last quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 3.4% during the second quarter. Scotia Capital Inc. now owns 34,896 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $781,000 after buying an additional 1,140 shares during the last quarter. Finally, MML Investors Services LLC raised its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 11.3% during the second quarter. MML Investors Services LLC now owns 13,836 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $310,000 after buying an additional 1,405 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 67.41% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) opened at $20.94 on Friday. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 12 month low of $20.78 and a 12 month high of $23.01. The company has a quick ratio of 2.47, a current ratio of 2.47 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.68. The company has a market cap of $5,507.07, a P/E ratio of 12.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.51.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a $0.48 dividend. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.17%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. Starwood Property Trust’s payout ratio is presently 116.36%.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on STWD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 28th. BidaskClub raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. ValuEngine raised shares of Starwood Property Trust from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, October 2nd. Finally, B. Riley reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $24.00 target price on shares of Starwood Property Trust in a research note on Monday, November 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Starwood Property Trust has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.00.

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