MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] moved down -9.73: Why It’s Important

MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE: MFA] stock went on a downward path that fall over -9.73% on Thursday, amounting to a one-week price decrease of less than -19.92%. The company report on September 13, 2022 that MFA Financial, Inc. Announces Dividend of $0.44 per Share.

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MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:  MFA) announced today that its Board of Directors has declared a regular cash dividend for the third quarter of 2022 of $0.44 per share of common stock.  The dividend will be paid on October 31, 2022, to common stockholders of record on September 30, 2022.

MFA Financial, Inc. is a leading specialty finance company that invests in and finances residential mortgage assets.  MFA invests, on a leveraged basis, in residential whole loans, residential mortgage-backed securities and other real estate assets.  Through its subsidiaries, MFA also originates and services business purpose loans for real estate investors.  MFA is an internally-managed, publicly-traded real estate investment trust.

Over the last 12 months, MFA stock dropped by -55.65%. The one-year MFA Financial Inc. stock forecast points to a potential upside of 43.14. The average equity rating for MFA stock is currently 2.70, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

The market cap for the stock reached $869.04 million, with 102.52 million shares outstanding and 101.16 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.41M shares, MFA stock reached a trading volume of 4226482 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Guru’s Opinion on 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 $14.35 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 2.70. 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.

Keefe Bruyette have made an estimate for MFA Financial Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 18, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on December 08, 2021, representing the official price target for MFA Financial Inc. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for MFA Financial Inc. is set at 0.44, with the Price to Sales ratio for MFA stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.88. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.39, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 3.62. Price to Free Cash Flow for MFA in the course of the last twelve months was 10.69.

MFA Stock Performance Analysis:

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -19.92. With this latest performance, MFA shares dropped by -25.48% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -49.75% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -55.65% 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 21.41, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 16.92, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 25.57 for MFA Financial Inc. [MFA]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 11.23, while it was recorded at 8.98 for the last single week of trading, and 14.26 for the last 200 days.

Insight into MFA Financial Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] shares currently have an operating margin of +87.32 and a Gross Margin at +92.33. MFA Financial Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +67.13.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.94, with Return on Assets sitting at 4.08.

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $521 million, or 65.00% of MFA stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of MFA stocks are: STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP MANAGEMENT, L.L.C. with ownership of 10,639,539, which is approximately 0.009% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 9,819,615 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $80.13 million in MFA stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $70.44 million in MFA stock with ownership of nearly -3.518% 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 87 institutional holders increased their position in MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE:MFA] by around 8,677,233 shares. Additionally, 140 investors decreased positions by around 15,770,382 shares, while 8 investors held positions by with 39,352,902 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 63,800,517 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. MFA stock had 39 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,937,121 shares, while 61 institutional investors sold positions of 1,888,287 shares during the same period.


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