Scott & Selber Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) by 4.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 190,710 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,399 shares during the period. Starwood Property Trust makes up about 2.2% of Scott & Selber Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 10th biggest position. Scott & Selber Inc. owned 0.07% of Starwood Property Trust worth $4,333,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Wedbush Securities Inc. grew its stake in Starwood Property Trust by 5.3% in the second quarter. Wedbush Securities Inc. now owns 22,721 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $516,000 after purchasing an additional 1,148 shares in the last quarter. CWM LLC boosted its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 14.4% during the 2nd quarter. CWM LLC now owns 1,475,508 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,524,000 after acquiring an additional 186,236 shares in the last quarter. Canal Capital Management LLC bought a new stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust during the 2nd quarter worth about $278,000. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 52.6% during the 2nd quarter. Sequoia Financial Advisors LLC now owns 16,563 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $376,000 after acquiring an additional 5,706 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Aperio Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Starwood Property Trust by 2.8% during the 2nd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 463,451 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,529,000 after acquiring an additional 12,715 shares in the last quarter. 63.79% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Shares of STWD traded down $0.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $23.47. 73,824 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,537,554. The company has a market capitalization of $6.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.13 and a beta of 0.58. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $23.09. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. has a 52 week low of $19.16 and a 52 week high of $23.85. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.29, a quick ratio of 3.14 and a current ratio of 2.61.

Starwood Property Trust (NYSE:STWD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $351.99 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $308.00 million. Starwood Property Trust had a return on equity of 10.51% and a net margin of 31.15%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.54 EPS. On average, equities analysts expect that Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will post 1.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, September 30th will be issued a $0.48 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, September 27th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 8.18%. Starwood Property Trust’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 91.00%.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Starwood Property Trust from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 18th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $24.25.

Starwood Property Trust Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe. It operates through three segments: Real Estate Lending, Real Estate Property, and Real Estate Investing and Servicing. The Real Estate Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments.

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