What’s in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. After Today’s Bullish Options Activity?

 What's in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. After Today's Bullish Options Activity?

In today’s session Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (STWD) registered an unusually high (133) contracts volume of call trades. Someone, most probably a professional was a very active buyer of the December, 2016 call, expecting serious STWD increase. With 133 contracts traded and 77194 open interest for the Dec, 16 contract, it seems this is a quite bullish bet. The option with symbol: STWD161216C00022500 closed last at: $0.25 or 28.6% down. About 592,238 shares traded hands. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) has risen 18.83% since April 4, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.74% the S&P500.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) Ratings Coverage

Out of 8 analysts covering Starwood Property Trust Inc. (NYSE:STWD), 5 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 3 “Hold”. This means 63% are positive. Starwood Property Trust Inc. has been the topic of 14 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. Compass Point downgraded the shares of STWD in a report on Monday, August 15 to “Neutral” rating. JMP Securities initiated Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) on Tuesday, December 1 with “Outperform” rating. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 10 report. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Compass Point on Thursday, December 3. The company was maintained on Friday, August 7 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, January 13 by Goldman Sachs. The stock of Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) has “Market Perform” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by Wells Fargo. Credit Suisse maintained it with “Outperform” rating and $25 target price in Monday, September 26 report. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital on Tuesday, June 28 with “Outperform”.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a newly formed company that is focused primarily on originating, investing in, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate-related debt investments. Starwood Property Trust, Inc. will be externally managed and advised by SPT Management, LLC, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group and intends to elect to be taxed as a real estate investment trust (REIT) for U.S. federal income tax purposes.”

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.97 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.26, from 0.71 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 68 funds sold all Starwood Property Trust, Inc. shares owned while 75 reduced positions. 40 funds bought stakes while 99 increased positions. They now own 212.80 million shares or 10.14% more from 193.20 million shares in 2016Q1.
Westchester Capital Limited Liability Company last reported 2.43M shares in the company. New York State Common Retirement Fund, a New York-based fund reported 558,700 shares. Algebris Investments (Uk) Ltd Liability Partnership last reported 45,175 shares in the company. Moreover, Cornerstone Capital Mgmt Holdings Limited Liability Corp has 0.02% invested in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) for 125,614 shares. Quantbot Technologies Lp reported 61,157 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. Aqr Cap Mgmt Lc has 35,991 shares for 0% of their US portfolio. Shell Asset owns 47,517 shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Principal Financial Group accumulated 37,297 shares or 0% of the stock. Fuller Thaler Asset Management owns 1.95 million shares or 0.69% of their US portfolio. Waddell & Reed has 0.02% invested in the company for 350,000 shares. The North Carolina-based Carroll has invested 0% in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD). Brown Advisory reported 17,313 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Shikiar Asset accumulated 1.87% or 202,175 shares. State Board Of Administration Of Florida Retirement Systems holds 181,079 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Glenmede Trust Na holds 0% of its portfolio in Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) for 30 shares.

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. is a real estate investment trust. The company has a market cap of $5.16 billion.

STWD Company Profile

Starwood Property Trust, Inc., incorporated on May 26, 2009, is a real estate investment trust. The Firm is focused primarily on originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial mortgage loans and other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities (CMBS), and other commercial real estate investments in both the United States and Europe. The Firm conducts its activities through three business divisions: Real estate lending (the Lending Segment); Real estate investing and servicing (the Investing and Servicing Segment), and Real estate property (the Property Segment). The Lending Segment engages primarily in originating, acquiring, financing and managing commercial first mortgages, subordinated mortgages, mezzanine loans, preferred equity, CMBS, residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS) and other real estate and real estate-related debt investments in both the United States and Europe that are held-for-investment. The Investing and Servicing Segment includes servicing businesses in both the United States and Europe that manage and work out problem assets; an investment business that selectively acquires and manages unrated, investment grade and non-investment grade rated CMBS, including subordinated interests of securitization and resecuritization transactions; a mortgage loan business, which originates conduit loans for the primary purpose of selling these loans into securitization transactions, and an investment business that selectively acquires commercial real estate assets, including properties acquired from CMBS trusts. The Property Segment engages primarily in acquiring and managing equity interests in stabilized commercial real estate properties, including multi-family properties, which are held for investment.

More notable recent Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Starwood Property Trust Reports Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2016” on November 02, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Will Starwood Property Trust, Inc. Sink or Swim?” published on April 17, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Starwood Property Trust Announces Dates for Third Quarter 2016 Earnings …” on October 25, 2016. More interesting news about Starwood Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:STWD) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Starwood Property Trust: Buy The Drop” published on October 19, 2016 as well as Forbes.com‘s news article titled: “Starwood Property Trust Named Top Dividend Stock With Insider Buying and 10.08 …” with publication date: March 21, 2016.

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