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Redwood Trust, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Redwood Trust shares (RWT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Redwood Trust employs 372 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$987.2 million.

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for Redwood Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: RWT. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Redwood Trust reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$8.78, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Redwood Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Redwood Trust. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Redwood Trust share price

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Redwood Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-02.
Latest market closeUSD$8.78
52-week rangeUSD$2.065 - USD$16.9502
50-day moving average USD$8.6283
200-day moving average USD$7.3331
Wall St. target priceUSD$10
PE ratio 11.6986
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (6.47%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.179

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Redwood Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $8.78 from 2020-12-09

1 week (2021-01-07) 0.11%
1 month (2020-12-15) -2.01%
3 months (2020-10-15) 11.28%
6 months (2020-07-15) 27.80%
1 year (2020-01-15) -48.86%
2 years (2019-01-15) -44.95%
3 years (2018-01-13) N/A
5 years (2016-01-15) 11.6

Is Redwood Trust under- or over-valued?

Valuing Redwood Trust stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Redwood Trust's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Redwood Trust's P/E ratio

Redwood Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 12x. In other words, Redwood Trust shares trade at around 12x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Redwood Trust's PEG ratio

Redwood Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.39. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Redwood Trust's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Redwood Trust financials

Operating margin TTM 151.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$327 million
Return on assets TTM -4.54%
Return on equity TTM -41.36%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $9.414
Market capitalisation USD$987.2 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Redwood Trust shares

There are currently 9.5 million Redwood Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Redwood Trust's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% down from 10.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Redwood Trust shares can be evaluated.

Redwood Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Redwood Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Redwood Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Redwood Trust shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). Redwood Trust's SIR currently stands at 6.21. In other words for every 100,000 Redwood Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6210 shares are currently held short.

However Redwood Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Redwood Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Redwood Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Redwood Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Redwood Trust shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1431% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Redwood Trust shares, roughly 143 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Redwood Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Redwood Trust stock.

Redwood Trust share dividends

We're not expecting Redwood Trust to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Redwood Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Redwood Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.065 up to $16.9502. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RWT.US volatility(beta: 1.14)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Redwood Trust's is 1.1375. This would suggest that Redwood Trust's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Redwood Trust overview

Redwood Trust, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a specialty finance company in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Residential Lending, Business Purpose Lending, Multifamily Investments, and Third-Party Residential Investments. The Residential Lending segment operates a mortgage loan conduit that acquires residential loans from third-party originators for subsequent sale, securitization, or transfer to its investment portfolio. This segment also includes derivative financial instruments to manage risks associated with residential loans. The Business Purpose Lending segment operates a platform that originates and acquires business purpose residential loans for subsequent securitization or transfer into its investment portfolio. The Multifamily Investments segment invests in securities collateralized by multifamily mortgage loans, as well as in multifamily mortgages and related assets. The Third-Party Residential Investments segment invests in residential mortgage-backed securities issued by third parties, as well as in Freddie Mac SLST securitizations; and offers servicer advance and other residential credit investment services. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for federal income tax purposes. As a REIT, it intends to distribute at least 90% of its taxable income as dividends to shareholders. Redwood Trust, Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Mill Valley, California.

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