MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] fell -64.18% so far this year. What now?

MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE: MFA] closed the trading session at $2.74 on 10/28/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $2.70, while the highest price level was $2.805. The company report on October 14, 2020 that MFA Financial, Inc. Plans Live Audio Webcast of Third Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE: MFA) plans to host a live audio webcast of its investor conference call on Thursday, November 5, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time) to discuss its third quarter 2020 financial results, which are scheduled to be announced earlier that day.

The live audio webcast will be accessible to the general public over the internet at by clicking on the “Webcasts & Presentations” link on MFA’s home page. To listen to the conference call over the internet, please go to the MFA website at least 15 minutes before the call to register and to download and install any needed audio software. Earnings presentation materials will be posted on the MFA website prior to the conference call and an audio replay will be available on the website following the call.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -64.18 percent and weekly performance of -2.49 percent. The stock has been moved at 56.57 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 1.48 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed 1.86 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 5.74M shares, MFA reached to a volume of 4078922 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about MFA Financial Inc. [MFA]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for MFA shares is $3.13 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on MFA stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JMP Securities have made an estimate for MFA Financial Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Outperform, with their previous recommendation back on August 24, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on April 13, 2020, representing the official price target for MFA Financial Inc. stock. On March 25, 2020, analysts decreased their price target for MFA shares from 8.50 to 1.

The Average True Range (ATR) for MFA Financial Inc. is set at 0.11, with the Price to Sales ratio for MFA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.34. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.49, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.53.

MFA stock trade performance evaluation

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.49. With this latest performance, MFA shares gained by 1.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 56.57% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -63.76% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for MFA stock in for the last two-week period is set at 44.02, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 37.96, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 46.65 for MFA Financial Inc. [MFA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 2.78, while it was recorded at 2.83 for the last single week of trading, and 3.47 for the last 200 days.

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] shares currently have an operating margin of +48.68 and a Gross Margin at +94.07. MFA Financial Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +49.49.

Return on Total Capital for MFA is now 2.91, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 9.99. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 11.09, with Return on Assets sitting at 2.90. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 296.45. Additionally, MFA Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 74.78, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 73.94. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 10.06, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 2.54.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] managed to generate an average of $5,712,576 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 3.77 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.06.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, MFA Financial Inc. posted 0.2/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.19/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 5.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for MFA. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for MFA Financial Inc. go to 5.83%.

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $712 million, or 66.60% of MFA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MFA stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 44,310,499, which is approximately 3.69% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 43,537,882 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $119.29 million in MFA stocks shares; and THORNBURG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC, currently with $71.3 million in MFA stock with ownership of nearly -20.935% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in MFA Financial Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 99 institutional holders increased their position in MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE:MFA] by around 57,190,629 shares. Additionally, 147 investors decreased positions by around 65,287,540 shares, while 43 investors held positions by with 137,301,599 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 259,779,768 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MFA stock had 38 new institutional investments in for a total of 6,604,941 shares, while 66 institutional investors sold positions of 21,489,522 shares during the same period.

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