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Trade-Ideas LLC identified Starwood Property ( STWD) as a "water-logged and getting wetter" (weak stocks crossing below support with today's range greater than 200%) candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Starwood Property as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • STWD has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $39.7 million.
  • STWD has traded 2.3 million shares today.
  • STWD traded in a range 273.9% of the normal price range with a price range of $0.90.
  • STWD traded below its daily resistance level (quality: 66 days, meaning that the stock is crossing a resistance level set by the last 66 calendar days. The resistance price is defined by the Price - $0.01 at the time of the signal).

Stocks matching the 'Water-Logged and Getting Wetter' criteria are worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and volatility. Trade-Ideas targets these opportunities because the stock is exhibiting an unusual behavior while displaying negative price action. In this case, the stock crossed an important inflection point; namely, "support" while at the same time the range of the stock's movement in price is twice its normal size. This large range foreshadows a possible continuation as the stock moves lower.

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More details on STWD:

Starwood Property Trust, Inc. originates, acquires, finances, and manages commercial mortgage loans, other commercial real estate debt investments, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other commercial real estate-related debt investments in the United States and Europe. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 8.1%. STWD has a PE ratio of 12.0. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Starwood Property a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

The average volume for Starwood Property has been 2.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Starwood Property has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.79 and a short float of 6.3% with 7.41 days to cover. Shares are down 14.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Starwood Property as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • STWD's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 10.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 103.0%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
  • STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST INC has improved earnings per share by 29.8% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. The company has demonstrated a pattern of positive earnings per share growth over the past two years. We feel that this trend should continue. During the past fiscal year, STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST INC increased its bottom line by earning $1.83 versus $1.78 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($2.16 versus $1.83).
  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income increased by 93.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $62.24 million to $120.60 million.
  • The gross profit margin for STARWOOD PROPERTY TRUST INC is rather high; currently it is at 52.84%. Despite the high profit margin, it has decreased significantly from the same period last year. Despite the mixed results of the gross profit margin, STWD's net profit margin of 70.09% significantly outperformed against the industry.

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