MFA FINL INC/SH (NYSE:MFA) Shares Acquired by Swiss National Bank

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Swiss National Bank increased its holdings in MFA FINL INC/SH (NYSE:MFA) by 2.3% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 838,200 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 18,900 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank owned about 0.19% of MFA FINL INC/SH worth $6,018,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of MFA. FMR LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 8.1% in the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 44,874,190 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $326,235,000 after buying an additional 3,361,407 shares during the period. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC boosted its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 70.5% in the 1st quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 3,907,258 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $28,406,000 after buying an additional 1,615,076 shares during the period. Dean Investment Associates LLC acquired a new position in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH in the 1st quarter valued at about $7,564,000. Timbercreek Investment Management Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 87.5% in the 2nd quarter. Timbercreek Investment Management Inc. now owns 1,895,396 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $13,628,000 after buying an additional 884,587 shares during the period. Finally, LSV Asset Management boosted its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 12.9% in the 1st quarter. LSV Asset Management now owns 6,256,943 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $45,487,000 after buying an additional 713,543 shares during the period. 79.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on MFA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MFA FINL INC/SH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 9th. JMP Securities lowered shares of MFA FINL INC/SH from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 7th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of MFA FINL INC/SH from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $8.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 16th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $7.83.

MFA FINL INC/SH stock opened at $7.15 on Wednesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $7.24 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $7.28. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.51 and a beta of 0.54. MFA FINL INC/SH has a 52-week low of $6.40 and a 52-week high of $7.82.

MFA FINL INC/SH (NYSE:MFA) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, August 7th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $59.89 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.90 million. MFA FINL INC/SH had a net margin of 61.54% and a return on equity of 9.39%. MFA FINL INC/SH’s revenue was up 19.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.17 EPS. Research analysts anticipate that MFA FINL INC/SH will post 0.76 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 31st. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 1st were paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 11.19%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, June 28th. MFA FINL INC/SH’s payout ratio is 117.65%.

MFA FINL INC/SH Company Profile

MFA Financial, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), agency MBS, residential whole loans, credit risk transfer securities, and mortgage servicing rights related assets.

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