Is Buying MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Here a Winning Strategy?

February 15, 2018 - By Kurt Siggers

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.39, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It dropped, as 19 investors sold MFA Financial, Inc. shares while 73 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 313.36 million shares or 0.58% more from 311.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported.
Virtu Limited Liability Co invested in 0% or 11,038 shares. First Tru Advsrs Lp, a Illinois-based fund reported 2.89M shares. Bessemer Gp Incorporated reported 578,405 shares. State Common Retirement Fund has 1.11M shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Parkwood Limited Liability Company owns 11,821 shares. Schwab Charles Invest Management holds 2.32 million shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Old Mutual Global Invsts (Uk) holds 0.01% or 86,885 shares in its portfolio. Prudential Public Ltd Company invested in 0% or 26,600 shares. Goldman Sachs Group Incorporated Incorporated has invested 0.01% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Sigma Planning Corp reported 19,364 shares. Next Fincl Incorporated has 1,601 shares for 0% of their portfolio. The Ontario – Canada-based Cibc Asset has invested 0% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Wedge L L P Nc accumulated 0.62% or 7.57 million shares. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage Sa accumulated 0% or 32,022 shares. Bancshares Of America De has invested 0% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA).

The stock of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) is a huge mover today! The stock increased 3.72% or $0.27 during the last trading session, reaching $7.39. About 4.14 million shares traded or 67.59% up from the average. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has risen 16.50% since February 15, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.20% the S&P500.
The move comes after 5 months positive chart setup for the $2.93B company. It was reported on Feb, 15 by We have $8.06 PT which if reached, will make NYSE:MFA worth $263.79 million more.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering MFA Mortgage (NYSE:MFA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MFA Mortgage had 15 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, October 20. Wells Fargo downgraded MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) on Monday, January 18 to “Market Perform” rating. The company was downgraded on Tuesday, September 6 by FBR Capital. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Monday, May 8. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 9. Wells Fargo downgraded the shares of MFA in report on Friday, January 15 to “Market Perform” rating. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) on Tuesday, June 6 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, April 11 to “Underperform”.

More news for MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) were recently published by:, which released: “MFA Financial, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2017 Financial Results” on February 15, 2018.‘s article titled: “7.68% Preferred Share, Relative Low Risk, Material Discount” and published on February 11, 2018 is yet another important article.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.93 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 10.12 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.

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