Analyst Ratings for Starwood Property Trust Inc. (STWD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, STWD was issued an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave STWD a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for STWD. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 25, which equates to a potential upside of 14.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22.5, implying potential capital losses of 2.83 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.98 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.98 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.49 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.24 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

STWD has an estimated earnings growth rate of 11.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. STWD has a PEG ratio of 1.1.

In the last 52-weeks, STWD has achieved a high of 23.46 and a low of 21.11. Today's price is 3.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.73 percent below the high. STWD has a P/E ratio of 12.23. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STWD value stock report compares STWD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STWD is $5.7 billion. STWD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.