Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD): Is it worth Buying?


Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -2.56% or -$0.4 shares. The trading starts at $15.68 and closed at $15.60 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $15.165 and day high was $15.91 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Real Estate sector daily volume shifted to 6.29 million while its average volume is 6.11M. In other hand, the STWD market cap reached to $4.40B. While, its current target price is $15.20 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -0.26% and up 15.77% for month. Its quarterly performance was 47.00% above, while its half year performance is down -38.83%. STWD yearly performance stood at negative -34.17% and fall -38.86% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Starwood Property Trust Inc. is 2.00.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. STWD EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.29. EPS for this year is 26.00%, while for the next year its value is 1.88. Its EPS Q/Q reached -196.60%. It has an EPS of -4.40% down for past five years and for the next five years will be down -0.94%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on STWD for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 7 of 8 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 0 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $16.00-$20.50. Average target price for STWD was reached at $18.00.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and Nuveen Asset Management are the top three holders in Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 25.66 million shares which valued 262.97 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 16.94 million shares which valued at 173.65 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Nuveen Asset Management has a total of 5.87 million shares which valued at 60.21 million. In the end, Nuveen Asset Management have 2.08% shares outstanding of Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.80% and institutional holding shifted to 57.00%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.29. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 8 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.43, while 0.52 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for STWD published in the report was 0.37-0.5 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.52 which is lower than 0.55 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for STWD fall -26.10% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 12.47% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.03%. The moving average value for Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD) is 18.79 and 14.11 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in STWD stock. On Mar 18, STERNLICHT BARRY S, CEO, Chairman of Board, bought 218,000 trading shares at the cost of $9.21, which valued at 2.01 million. On Mar 13, Dishner Jeffrey G., Director, bought 25,000 shares at the cost of $18.60, with total shares of 361,097. On Sep 09, Paniry Rina, Chief Financial Officer, sold 13,000 shares at the cost of 24.01. After this transaction, Paniry Rina total shares reached to 199,927 which valued at 0.31 million.