MFA Financial Inc (MFA) – Don’t Believe the Hype: Check The Facts

MFA Financial Inc (NYSE: MFA) is -4.79% lower on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $8.41 and a high of $11.90 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will make a comeback and enjoy potential growth. Why not look at analysts view on what the future holds for the stock. The MFA stock was last observed hovering at around $10.67 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.06%.

Currently trading at $10.73, the stock is -5.34% and -4.89% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.83 million and changing 0.56% at the moment leaves the stock 0.74% off its SMA200. MFA registered -8.84% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of -1.20%.

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The stock witnessed a -6.04% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 9.94%, and is -5.04% down 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 2.39% over the week and 2.23% over the month.

MFA Financial Inc (MFA) has around 349 employees, a market worth around $1.09B and $692.59M in sales. Fwd P/E is 6.85. Profit margin for the company is -5.24%. Distance from 52-week low is 27.59% and -9.83% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (-0.37%).

MFA Financial Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $0.38 with sales reaching $53.12M over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 101.64% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -13.30% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to shrink -4.50% in year-over-year returns.

227 institutions hold shares in MFA Financial Inc (MFA), with institutional investors hold 61.37% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 101.80M, and float is at 100.80M with Short Float at 1.78%. Institutions hold 60.97% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 9.78 million shares valued at $109.96 million. The investor’s holdings represent 9.60% of the MFA Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 8.46 million shares valued at $95.11 million to account for 8.30% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Wellington Management Group, LLP which holds 4.34 million shares representing 4.26% and valued at over $48.8 million, while JP Morgan Chase & Company holds 2.72% of the shares totaling 2.77 million with a market value of $31.14 million.

MFA Financial Inc (MFA) Insider Activity

A total of 0 insider transactions have happened at MFA Financial Inc (MFA) in the last six months, with sales accounting for 0 and purchases happening 0 times.

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

One of the company’s main competitors (and peers) include PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust (PMT) that is trading -6.23% down over the past 12 months.Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc. (IVR) lies in the list of competitors of the MFA Financial Inc and is -39.03% lower over the same period from MFAAGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) is -17.62% down on the 1-year trading charts.