Institutional Investors Lead Shift in Mfa Financial Inc (NYSE:MFA) Sentiment

May 15, 2018 - By Henry Gaston

Sentiment for Mfa Financial Inc (NYSE:MFA)

Mfa Financial Inc (NYSE:MFA) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2017 Q4. Its down -0.15, from 1.02 in 2017Q3. The ratio turned negative, as 93 investment managers opened new or increased stock positions, while 107 decreased and sold their equity positions in Mfa Financial Inc. The investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 310.28 million shares, down from 313.36 million shares in 2017Q3. Also, the number of investment managers holding Mfa Financial Inc in their top 10 stock positions decreased from 2 to 1 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 25 Reduced: 82 Increased: 63 New Position: 30.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.05 billion. The firm invests in residential mortgage assets, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), residential whole loans, and credit risk transfer securities. It has a 9.73 P/E ratio. The Company’s MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15 year and longer-term fixed rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently.

The stock increased 0.13% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $7.66. About 1.16M shares traded. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has declined 4.79% since May 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.34% the S&P500.

Analysts await MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.20 EPS, 0.00 % or $0.00 from last year’s $0.2 per share. MFA’s profit will be $79.69M for 9.58 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.20 actual EPS reported by MFA Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00 % EPS growth.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 2.04% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. for 656,452 shares. Thornburg Investment Management Inc owns 33.75 million shares or 1.86% of their US portfolio. Moreover, West Family Investments Inc. has 1.48% invested in the company for 732,604 shares. The New York-based Benchmark Capital Advisors has invested 1.42% in the stock. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc, a Virginia-based fund reported 470,000 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 0 selling transactions for $74,223 activity.

Another recent and important MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) news was published by Seekingalpha.com which published an article titled: “MFA Financial’s (MFA) CEO Craig Knutson on Q1 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript” on May 08, 2018.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) Institutional Positions Chart

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