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How to buy Redwood Trust stock | $11.13

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Redwood Trust, Inc
NYSE: RWT - USD
REIT-MORTGAGE
$11.77
-$0.08 (-0.68%)

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 247 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Redwood Trust stock price (NYSE: RWT)

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Redwood Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$11.13
52-week range$6.12 - $12.52
50-day moving average $11.98
200-day moving average $10.65
Wall St. target price$13.39
PE ratio 3.1724
Dividend yield $0.565 (4.77%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.83

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Redwood Trust price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.13 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-25) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -7.10%
3 months (2021-05-05) -1.85%
6 months (2021-02-01) N/A
1 year (2020-08-01) N/A
2 years (2019-08-01) N/A
3 years (2018-08-01) N/A
5 years (2016-08-01) N/A

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 3x. In other words, Redwood Trust shares trade at around 3x 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

Revenue TTM $683.5 million
Operating margin TTM 72.14%
Gross profit TTM $-329,057,000
Return on assets TTM 3.96%
Return on equity TTM 47.28%
Profit margin 67.13%
Book value $10.76
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Redwood Trust shares

There are currently 3.8 million Redwood Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Redwood Trust's "short interest". This figure is 11.2% up from 3.5 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 1.1 million). Redwood Trust's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 Redwood Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Redwood Trust shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0344% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Redwood Trust shares, roughly 34 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Redwood Trust.

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Redwood Trust share dividends

66%

Dividend payout ratio: 66.15% of net profits

Recently Redwood Trust has paid out, on average, around 66.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.92% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Redwood Trust shareholders could enjoy a 5.92% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Redwood Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $0.565 per share.

Redwood Trust's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Redwood Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 29 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Redwood Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Redwood Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.1159 up to $12.5247. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

RWT.US volatility(beta: 1)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 1.0022. 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 three segments: Residential Lending, Business Purpose Lending, and Third-Party 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 offers derivative financial instruments to manage risks associated with residential loans. The Business Purpose Lending segment operates a platform that originates and acquires business purpose loans, such as single-family rental and bridge loans for subsequent securitization or transfer into its investment portfolio. The Third-Party Investments segment invests in residential mortgage-backed securities issued by third parties, as well as in K-Series multifamily loan securitizations and SLST reperforming loan securitizations.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Redwood Trust is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.893% of Redwood Trust shares are held by insiders and 77.337% by institutions.
How many people work for Redwood Trust?
Latest data suggests 247 work at Redwood Trust.
When does the fiscal year end for Redwood Trust?
Redwood Trust's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Redwood Trust based?
Redwood Trust's address is: One Belvedere Place, Mill Valley, CA, United States, 94941
What is Redwood Trust's ISIN number?
Redwood Trust's international securities identification number is: US7580754023
What is Redwood Trust's CUSIP number?
Redwood Trust's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 758075402

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