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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for STWD. The highest price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 14.26 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 22.5, implying a possible loss 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.98 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of STWD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 11.08 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of STWD is 1.1.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STWD hit 23.46 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.11. Currently the stock is 3.65 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.73 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.