A significant driver of top-line growth: Starwood Property Trust Inc (STWD)

With 3.37 million shares changed hands, the volume of the stock remained heavier than its average volume of 2.37 million shares. During the session, the REIT – Mortgage company that operates in wider Real Estate sector, reached to the highest price of $19.34 whereas the lowest price it dropped to was $19.05. The 52-week range on STWD shows that it touched its highest point at $22.29 and its lowest point at $16.06 during that stretch. It currently has a 1-year price target of $21.93. With its current market cap of 5.99 billion, STWD has annualized dividend of $1.92 while the current yield stands at 10.04%. Beta for the stock currently stands at 1.69.

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Price Performance and Earnings:

Stock performance is one of the indicators that investors use to determine whether they will profit from a stock. The price performance of STWD was down-trending over the past week, with a drop of -5.39%, but this was down by -9.17% over a month. Three-month performance surged to 2.74% while six-month performance fell -6.82%. The stock lost -9.56% in the past year, while it has lost -9.04% so far this year. A look at the trailing 12-month EPS for STWD yields 1.29 with Next year EPS estimates of 1.99. For the next quarter, that number is 0.49. This implies an EPS growth rate of -14.92% for this year and 2.67% for next year. EPS is expected to grow by 4.99% annually over the next five years; however, over the past five years, the company experienced an annual growth rate of 12.54%.


Float and Shares Shorts:

At present, 310.68 million STWD shares are outstanding with a float of 295.31 million shares on hand for trading. On Jan 11, 2024, short shares totaled 14.17 million, which was 4.52% higher than short shares on Dec 14, 2023. In addition to Mr. Barry Stuart Sternlicht as the firm’s CEO & Non-Independent Executive Chairman of the Board, Mr. Jeffrey F. DiModica C.F.A. serves as its President & MD.

Institutional Ownership:

Through their ownership of 51.17% of STWD’s outstanding shares, institutional investors have majority control over the company.


Analysts Ratings:

Reading analyst opinions is an effective way to decide where to invest, and there are several opinions available for STWD since 0 analysts follow the stock currently. In the same way, a target price assigned to a stock can also reveal much about its potential. With STWD analysts setting a high price target of $24.00 and a low target of $20.50, the average target price over the next 12 months is $21.93. Based on these targets, STWD could surge 25.52% to reach the target high and rise by 7.22% to reach the target low. Reaching the average price target will result in a growth of 14.7% from current levels.

Summary of Insider Activity:

Insiders traded STWD stock several times over the past three months with 0 Buys and 0 Sells. In these transactions, 0 shares were bought while 0 shares were sold. The number of buy transactions has increased to 20 while that of sell transactions has risen to 7 over the past year. The total number of shares bought during that period was 2,222,465 while 855,839 shares were sold.