Mfa Finl INC (MFA) Shareholder West Family Investments INC Cut Stake by $3.60 Million as Stock Rose

February 13, 2018 - By Adrian Mccoy

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.39, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It dived, as 19 investors sold MFA 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. Asset Mgmt invested 0.02% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Bessemer Gru Incorporated holds 0.02% or 578,405 shares. 14,600 are held by Girard Prtnrs Ltd. Evergreen Management Ltd Llc reported 63,192 shares. Riverhead Capital Mgmt Limited Liability invested in 5,400 shares. The Massachusetts-based State Street Corp has invested 0% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Credit Suisse Ag holds 0% or 282,014 shares. Prudential Public Limited Company has invested 0% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Great West Life Assurance Can reported 42,528 shares stake. Mackenzie Fincl Corp accumulated 84,018 shares. Deutsche Bancorporation Ag reported 0.01% stake. Wells Fargo And Mn owns 5.03 million shares. Putnam Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company owns 6.59 million shares. Moreover, Utah Retirement Systems has 0.01% invested in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Quantitative Inv Limited Liability Com accumulated 0.03% or 287,400 shares.

West Family Investments Inc decreased its stake in Mfa Finl Inc (MFA) by 37.33% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. West Family Investments Inc sold 450,039 shares as the company’s stock rose 1.75% with the market. The institutional investor held 755,381 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.62M, down from 1.21 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. West Family Investments Inc who had been investing in Mfa Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $2.79B market cap company. The stock increased 0.57% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $7.04. About 1.34M shares traded. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has risen 16.50% since February 13, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 11.11 % or $0.02 from last year’s $0.18 per share. MFA’s profit will be $79.38 million for 8.80 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by MFA Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33 % EPS growth.

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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. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained the shares of MFA in report on Thursday, August 3 with “Hold” rating. JMP Securities downgraded the stock to “Market Perform” rating in Friday, October 20 report. The firm earned “Market Perform” rating on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan on Tuesday, January 26 to “Overweight”. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital on Tuesday, September 6 to “Mkt Perform”. The firm earned “Sell” rating on Wednesday, June 15 by Compass Point. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo on Monday, April 11 to “Underperform”. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) rating on Tuesday, June 6. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has “Hold” rating and $800 target. The stock has “Hold” rating by Wood on Friday, April 7.

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