Raymond James slashes price target on Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] – find out why.

Redwood Trust Inc. [NYSE: RWT] surged by $0.29 during the normal trading session on Thursday and reaching a high of $8.17 during the day while it closed the day at $8.15. The company report on September 18, 2020 that Redwood Trust To Participate In Morgan Stanley’s State Of The Housing Market Webcast.

Redwood Trust, Inc. (NYSE:RWT), a leading innovator in housing credit investing, today announced that Chris Abate, Chief Executive Officer, along with other members of Redwood’s senior management team, will participate in Morgan Stanley’s State of the Housing Market webcast series on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 8:00am Pacific Time.

Webcast InformationThe event will be webcast live in the Newsroom section of Redwood’s website under “Events” http://www.redwoodtrust.com/newsroom/events. To listen to the webcast, please go to Redwood’s website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and to download and install any needed audio software.

Redwood Trust Inc. stock has also gained 5.71% of its value over the past 7 days. However, RWT stock has inclined by 28.96% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has gained 110.59% and lost -50.73% year-on date.

The market cap for RWT stock reached $927.14 million, with 114.38 million shares outstanding and 113.92 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.79M shares, RWT reached a trading volume of 1579329 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for RWT shares is $7.80 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on RWT stock is a recommendation set at 2.40. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Raymond James have made an estimate for Redwood Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Strong Buy, with their previous recommendation back on August 11, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on March 23, 2020, representing the official price target for Redwood Trust Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Redwood Trust Inc. is set at 0.32, with the Price to Sales ratio for RWT stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.38. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.00, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.65.

RWT stock trade performance evaluation

Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 5.71. With this latest performance, RWT shares gained by 10.88% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 110.59% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -50.61% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for RWT stock in for the last two-week period is set at 62.79, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 69.86, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 61.48 for Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 7.32, while it was recorded at 7.88 for the last single week of trading, and 9.08 for the last 200 days.

Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.44 and a Gross Margin at +97.33. Redwood Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +21.82.

Return on Total Capital for RWT is now 1.20, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 1.33. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.35, with Return on Assets sitting at 1.10. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 865.32. Additionally, RWT Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 89.64, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 87.86. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 737.66, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 76.42.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] managed to generate an average of $441,898 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.28 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.05.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Redwood Trust Inc. posted 0.37/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.4/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -7.50%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for RWT. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Redwood Trust Inc. go to 0.36%.

Redwood Trust Inc. [RWT]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $741 million, or 81.00% of RWT stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of RWT stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 19,792,961, which is approximately 0.678% of the company’s market cap and around 0.60% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 11,574,240 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $94.33 million in RWT stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $44.39 million in RWT stock with ownership of nearly 1.556% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Redwood Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 116 institutional holders increased their position in Redwood Trust Inc. [NYSE:RWT] by around 13,518,823 shares. Additionally, 109 investors decreased positions by around 24,289,587 shares, while 23 investors held positions by with 53,096,626 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 90,905,036 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. RWT stock had 39 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,674,827 shares, while 58 institutional investors sold positions of 16,922,707 shares during the same period.

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