Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD] gain 2.26% so far this year. What now?


Starwood Property Trust Inc. [NYSE: STWD] traded at a low on 01/05/22, posting a -0.48 loss after which it closed the day’ session at $24.85. The company report on December 29, 2021 that Starwood Capital Group Acquires Majority Interest in Houston-based Land Tejas.

Starwood Capital Group, a global private investment firm focused on real estate and energy investments, announced today that a controlled affiliate has acquired a majority interest in the assets owned by Land Tejas, a Houston-based residential development company with a more than 20-year history of creating exceptional lifestyle communities.

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Land Tejas, founded in 1997, is one of the largest master planned community developers in Houston, where the housing market continues to benefit from record low inventory and high demand. The acquisition encompasses 10 communities, many in the late stages of development, with nearly 16,000 residential lots and numerous commercial assets. Land Tejas has become renowned for its extraordinary community amenities that include Crystal Lagoon pools spanning multiple acres with white sand beaches.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 4358105 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Starwood Property Trust Inc. stands at 1.61% while the volatility over the past one month is 2.09%.

The market cap for STWD stock reached $7.59 billion, with 285.68 million shares outstanding and 274.73 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.31M shares, STWD reached a trading volume of 4358105 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for STWD shares is $29.29 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on STWD stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

BTIG Research have made an estimate for Starwood Property Trust Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on February 03, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wolfe Research raised their target price to Peer Perform. The new note on the price target was released on November 06, 2020, representing the official price target for Starwood Property Trust Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Starwood Property Trust Inc. is set at 0.58, with the Price to Sales ratio for STWD stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 6.49. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.58, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.89.

How has STWD stock performed recently?

Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.04. With this latest performance, STWD shares dropped by -2.32% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -2.13% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 30.93% 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 STWD stock in for the last two-week period is set at 51.81, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 54.98, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.18 for Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.17, while it was recorded at 24.65 for the last single week of trading, and 25.40 for the last 200 days.

Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD] shares currently have an operating margin of +56.59 and a Gross Margin at +69.96. Starwood Property Trust Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +28.71.

Return on Total Capital for STWD is now 3.72, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 2.11. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 7.11, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 285.61. Additionally, STWD Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.07, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 15.85. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 244.69, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 63.46.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD] managed to generate an average of $1,157,706 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 14.21 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.01.

Earnings analysis for Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD]

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 STWD. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Starwood Property Trust Inc. go to 4.99%.

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Insider trade positions for Starwood Property Trust Inc. [STWD]

There are presently around $3,232 million, or 45.30% of STWD stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of STWD stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 24,634,194, which is approximately -0.321% of the company’s market cap and around 4.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 19,145,256 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $478.06 million in STWD stocks shares; and CARDINAL CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC /CT, currently with $148.91 million in STWD stock with ownership of nearly -2.07% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Starwood Property Trust Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 206 institutional holders increased their position in Starwood Property Trust Inc. [NYSE:STWD] by around 5,524,193 shares. Additionally, 146 investors decreased positions by around 9,645,146 shares, while 105 investors held positions by with 114,277,403 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 129,446,742 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. STWD stock had 50 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,760,598 shares, while 35 institutional investors sold positions of 2,364,505 shares during the same period.