MFA Financial (MFA) – Research Analysts’ Recent Ratings Updates

MFA Financial (NYSE: MFA) has recently received a number of price target changes and ratings updates:

  • 9/16/2017 – MFA Financial was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/12/2017 – MFA Financial was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “
  • 9/8/2017 – MFA Financial was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating.
  • 9/5/2017 – MFA Financial was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “
  • 8/30/2017 – MFA Financial was downgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating.
  • 8/23/2017 – MFA Financial was upgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “
  • 8/4/2017 – MFA Financial had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Royal Bank Of Canada. They now have a $9.00 price target on the stock.
  • 8/4/2017 – MFA Financial had its “hold” rating reaffirmed by analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods. They now have a $8.50 price target on the stock.
  • 7/28/2017 – MFA Financial was downgraded by analysts at Zacks Investment Research from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating. According to Zacks, “MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments. “

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) traded up 0.23% on Thursday, reaching $8.79. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,127,677 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $8.76 and a 200-day moving average of $8.40. MFA Financial, Inc. has a one year low of $7.03 and a one year high of $8.90. The stock has a market cap of $3.48 billion, a P/E ratio of 11.08 and a beta of 0.71.

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.02. MFA Financial had a return on equity of 10.12% and a net margin of 61.94%. The company had revenue of $61.14 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $68.91 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.20 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that MFA Financial, Inc. will post $0.77 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Shareholders of record on Thursday, September 28th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.12%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 27th. MFA Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 102.56%.

MFA Financial, Inc is engaged in the real estate finance business. The Company’s subsidiaries invest in residential mortgage assets, including Non-Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), Agency MBS, residential whole loans and credit risk transfer (CRT) securities. The Company’s Non-Agency MBS portfolio primarily consists of Legacy Non-Agency MBS and 3 Year Step-up securities.

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