How to buy Starwood Property Trust stock - 15 April

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How to buy Starwood Property Trust stock

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Starwood Property Trust, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Starwood Property Trust shares (STWD) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Starwood Property Trust employs 282 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$673 million.

How to buy shares in Starwood Property Trust

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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 Starwood Property Trust. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STWD. 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 Starwood Property 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. 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 Starwood Property Trust, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Starwood Property 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.

Starwood Property Trust share price

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Starwood Property Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$9.6338 - USD$25.0961
50-day moving average USD$23.9366
200-day moving average USD$19.2486
Wall St. target priceUSD$24.33
PE ratio 21.3299
Dividend yield USD$1.92 (7.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.158

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Is it a good time to buy Starwood Property Trust stock?

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Is Starwood Property Trust under- or over-valued?

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

Starwood Property Trust's P/E ratio

Starwood Property 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 21x. In other words, Starwood Property Trust shares trade at around 21x 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.

Starwood Property Trust's PEG ratio

Starwood Property Trust's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.73. 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 Starwood Property 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.

Starwood Property Trust financials

Revenue TTM USD$673 million
Operating margin TTM 25.06%
Gross profit TTM USD$551.8 million
Return on assets TTM 0.46%
Return on equity TTM 7.32%
Profit margin 49.29%
Book value $15.77
Market capitalisation USD$7.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Starwood Property Trust shares

There are currently 4.0 million Starwood Property Trust shares held short by investors – that's known as Starwood Property Trust's "short interest". This figure is 8.6% down from 4.4 million last month.

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

Starwood Property Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Starwood Property Trust's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Starwood Property Trust shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Starwood Property Trust shares traded daily (recently around 2.3 million). Starwood Property Trust's SIR currently stands at 1.77. In other words for every 100,000 Starwood Property Trust shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1770 shares are currently held short.

However Starwood Property Trust's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Starwood Property Trust shares, or, against the total number of tradable Starwood Property Trust shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Starwood Property Trust's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Starwood Property Trust shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0146% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Starwood Property Trust shares, roughly 15 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 Starwood Property Trust.

Find out more about how you can short Starwood Property Trust stock.

Starwood Property Trust share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 96.97% of net profits

Recently Starwood Property Trust has paid out, on average, around 96.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 7.75% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Starwood Property Trust shareholders could enjoy a 7.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Starwood Property Trust's case, that would currently equate to about $1.92 per share.

Starwood Property 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.

Starwood Property Trust's most recent dividend payout was on 14 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Starwood Property Trust's shares ever split?

Starwood Property Trust's shares were split on a 12402:1000 basis on 2 February 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 12402 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Starwood Property Trust shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 91.9% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Starwood Property Trust shares which in turn could have impacted Starwood Property Trust's share price.

Starwood Property Trust share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Starwood Property Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.6338 up to $25.0961. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STWD.US volatility(beta: 1.72)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 Starwood Property Trust's is 1.7159. This would suggest that Starwood Property Trust's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Starwood Property Trust overview

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States and Europe. It operates through four segments: Commercial and Residential Lending, Infrastructure Lending, Property, and Investing and Servicing segments. The Commercial and Residential Lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial and residential first mortgages, non-agency residential mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), residential mortgage-backed securities, and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments. The Infrastructure lending segment originates, acquires, finances, and manages infrastructure debt investments. The Property segment engages primarily in the acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties, including multi-family properties. The Investing and Servicing segment manages and works out problem assets; acquires and manages unrated, investment grade, and non-investment grade rated CMBS, including subordinated interests of securitization and re-securitization transactions; originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling these loans into securitization transactions; and acquires commercial real estate assets, including properties acquired from CMBS trusts. The company qualifies as a REIT for federal income tax purposes and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. was founded in 2009 and is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.

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