Starwood Property Trust

  • Annaly Is Still The Best Pick In REITs

    By Maxwell Fisher - March 14, 2013 | Tickers: NLY, CXS.DL, RWT, STWD

    Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY), a company that has long been dubbed an attractive investment, reported its results for the fourth quarter of 2012. In this article, I will examine the company's fourth quarter financials to determine whether or not the stock continues to be an attractive investment.


    Annaly reported GAAP net income for the fourth quarter of 2012 of $700.5 million, or $0.70 per average more »

  • Four More High-Yielders Going Ex-Dividend in December

    By Karin Hernandez - December 6, 2012 | Tickers: GOOD, PDLI, APTS, STWD

    Please note: This is part two of a three-part series.

    Many investors have turned to dividend-paying companies during this time of economic uncertainty. The added incentive of a reliable income stream makes an already-attractive stock almost irresistible.  I have been analyzing hundreds of dividend-payers over the past few months, narrowing out those that I think should be considered by dividend investors.

    Hopefully some of them will be new, ones that more »

  • Lower Risk Stocks as we Approach "The Cliff"

    By Justin Carley - November 5, 2012 | Tickers: BUD, BEAM, DEO, STWD | Editor's Choice

    Finally, the election is upon us and we can all escape the political rhetoric SOON.  However, the feeling of relief may not last long as attention will quickly turn to the looming fiscal cliff and its impact on the economy and markets.  I recently highlighted why investors need to maintain an overweight position in equities; however, there are real risks that could have real consequences on one’s portfolio.  While more »

  • A Stable 7% Yielder with 6 out of 7 Analysts Approving

    By Ryan Guenette - August 30, 2012 | Tickers: ABR, NRF, RAS, RSO, STWD

    If an investor puts their capital in cash they will lose 1.7% of it to inflation on a yearly basis. If an investor puts their capital in ten year treasuries bonds, they will lose 0.02% of their capital a year, taking into account inflation. If investors put their money in Starwood Property Trust Incorporated (NYSE: STWD), they will gain 5.87% a year, taking inflation into account. Starwood more »

  • An Update on Barron’s 10 Stocks for 2012- Part II

    By Justin Carley - March 30, 2012 | Tickers: CMCSA, FCX, GD, STX, STWD

    Yesterday I highlighted the first half of ten stocks Barron’s recommended as likely winners in 2012.  As of mid-day on March 28, their first five picks were not looking very good with an equal-weighted total return of approximately 5% versus a 12% advance for the S&P 500.  To be fair, they generally picked a stock from each GICS sector for diversification purposes.  Also, we are only in the more »

  • 5 REITs with Monster Yields Greater Than 9%

    By Michael French - January 26, 2012 | Tickers: AGNC, NLY, CMO, RWT, STWD

    We’ve identified five Real Estate Investment Trusts with monster yields of more than 9%. REITs are generally risky investments that are economically sensitive. However, let’s look a little closer and see if any of these REITs are worth considering:

    Annaly Capital Management (NYSE: NLY) – Perhaps one of the most well known of the REITs and one of the largest with a market cap of over $16 billion, NLY more »

  • An Analysis of Barron’s 10 Stocks for 2012- Part II

    By Justin Carley - December 12, 2011 | Tickers: CMCSA, FCX, GD, EWH, EWT, LEA, PG, STX, STWD, WDC

    Yesterday I highlighted five of Barron’s ten stocks for 2012 and whether you should follow their advice or swap into a different stock.  Today I will go over their last five recommendations.