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MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Volatility At 2.79%, Should You Add A Position?

MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE: MFA) is 7.51% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $7.15 and a high of $14.14 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The MFA stock was last observed hovering at around $10.91 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -0.32% off its average median price target of $12.50 for the next 12 months. It is also 18.54% off the consensus price target high of $13.00 offered by 6 analysts, but current levels are 3.73% higher than the price target low of $11.00 for the same period.

Currently trading at $10.59, the stock is 1.66% and 5.40% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.64 million and changing -2.93% at the moment leaves the stock 1.58% off its SMA200. MFA registered -20.20% loss for a year compared to 6-month loss of -1.94%.

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The stock witnessed a 4.54% gain in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a -3.11%, and is 0.57% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 2.79% over the week and 2.90% over the month.

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) has around 349 employees, a market worth around $1.08B and $386.80M in sales. Fwd P/E is 4.01. Profit margin for the company is -28.30%. Distance from 52-week low is 48.11% and -25.08% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-2.60%).

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Analyst Forecasts

Analyst recommendations provided by FactSet shows that the consensus forecast for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) is a “Overweight”. 6 analysts offering their recommendations for the stock have an average rating of 2.50, where 3 rate it as a Hold and 1 think it is a “Overweight”. 2 of the analysts rate the stock as a “Buy”. 0 analysts have rated the stock as a Sell or Underperform.

MFA Financial Inc. is expected to release its quarterly report on 08/03/2023.The EPS is expected to shrink by -197.70% this year

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Top Institutional Holders

The shares outstanding are 101.90M, and float is at 101.16M with Short Float at 2.32%.

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Insider Activity

A total of 29 insider transactions have happened at MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 11 and purchases happening 18 times. The most recent transaction is an insider sale by STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP GLOBAL, the company’s 10% Owner. SEC filings show that STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP GLOBAL sold 10,188,539 shares of the company’s common stock on Jan 09 at a price of $10.07 per share for a total of $102.63 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 0.0 shares.

MFA Financial Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the SEC on Jan 06 that STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP GLOBAL (10% Owner) sold a total of 450,000 shares of the company’s common stock. The trade occurred on Jan 06 and was made at $10.50 per share for $4.72 million. Following the transaction, the insider now directly holds 10.19 million shares of the MFA stock.

Still, SEC filings show that on Sep 15, Wulfsohn Bryan (SVP & Co-Chief Invest. Ofcr) acquired 3,000 shares at an average price of $10.75 for $32250.0. The insider now directly holds 63,350 shares of MFA Financial Inc. (MFA).

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA): Who are the competitors?

The company’s main competitors (and peers) include PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT) that is trading -26.49% down over the past 12 months and Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR) that is -40.82% lower over the same period. AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) is -26.08% down on the 1-year trading charts.

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