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.

Several price targets were given for STWD by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 25, which equates to a potential upside of 14.26 percent. The minimum price target given was 22.5, which equates to a potential downside of 2.83 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.98 percent. That number becomes -1.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.49 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.24 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of STWD to grow at a rate of 11.08 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. STWD has a PEG ratio of 1.1.

STWD has traded between a high of 23.46 and a low of 21.11 over the past year. Today's price is 3.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.73 percent lower than its 52-week high. STWD has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.7 billion. STWD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.