Ownership Change to Note: Starwood Property Trust Inc (NYSE:STWD) Institutional Investor Positioning

November 30, 2016 - By Ellis Scott   ·   0 Comments

Ownership Change to Note: Starwood Property Trust Inc (NYSE:STWD) Institutional Investor Positioning

Sentiment for Starwood Property Trust Inc (NYSE:STWD)

Starwood Property Trust Inc (NYSE:STWD) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q2 2016. Its down -0.01, from 0.97 in 2016Q1. The ratio dropped, as 139 investment professionals opened new or increased positions, while 143 sold and decreased their positions in Starwood Property Trust Inc. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 212.80 million shares, up from 193.20 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Starwood Property Trust Inc in their top 10 positions increased from 10 to 13 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 68 Reduced: 75 Increased: 99 New Position: 40.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has a market cap of $5.38 billion.

About 391,684 shares traded hands. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) has risen 16.91% since April 27, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 11.68% the S&P500.

Analysts await Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) to report earnings on February, 23. They expect $0.50 EPS, down 5.66% or $0.03 from last year’s $0.53 per share. STWD’s profit will be $120.63M for 11.15 P/E if the $0.50 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.55 actual EPS reported by Starwood Property Trust, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -9.09% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.”

Wesley Capital Management Llc holds 30.12% of its portfolio in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. for 1.25 million shares. Glenhill Advisors Llc owns 7.23 million shares or 10.83% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Greenwich Investment Management Inc. has 7.69% invested in the company for 348,189 shares. The New York-based Pyrrho Capital Management Lp has invested 6.49% in the stock. Forum Securities Ltd, a Connecticut-based fund reported 104,194 shares.#img1#

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 63% of Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Starwood Property Trust Inc., 5 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 3 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $22 while the high is $28.0. The stock’s average target of $24.31 is 9.01% above today’s ($22.3) share price. STWD was included in 14 notes of analysts from August 5, 2015. The firm has “Buy” rating by Citigroup given on Wednesday, August 10. Deutsche Bank maintained Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) on Friday, August 7 with “Buy” rating. The stock of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) has “Buy” rating given on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. Compass Point downgraded the shares of STWD in a report on Monday, August 15 to “Neutral” rating. The firm has “Outperform” rating given on Friday, February 26 by FBR Capital. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $25 target price in Monday, September 26 report. As per Tuesday, December 1, the company rating was initiated by JMP Securities. Compass Point upgraded the shares of STWD in a report on Thursday, December 3 to “Buy” rating. Wells Fargo downgraded Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 28 by FBR Capital.

STWD Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc., incorporated on May 26, 2009, is a real estate investment trust. The Firm is focused primarily on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and other commercial real estate investments in both the United States and Europe. The Firm conducts its activities through three business divisions: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment); Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), and Real estate property (the Property Segment). The Lending Segment engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, CMBS, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments in both the United States and Europe that are held-for-investment. The Investing and Servicing Segment includes servicing businesses in both the United States and Europe that manage and work out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, including subordinated interests of securitization and resecuritization transactions; a mortgage loan business, which originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling these loans into securitization transactions, and an investment business that selectively acquires commercial real estate assets, including properties acquired from CMBS trusts. The Property Segment engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties, including multi-family properties, which are held for investment.

More notable recent Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “Will Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Sink or Swim?” on April 17, 2016, also Forbes.com with their article: “Starwood Property Trust (STWD) Passes Through 9% Yield Mark” published on November 14, 2016, Nasdaq.com published: “Starwood Property Trust Enters Oversold Territory” on November 14, 2016. More interesting news about Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “Starwood Property Trust Reports Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2016” published on November 02, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Starwood Property Trust Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 10.08 …” with publication date: March 21, 2016.

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