Press coverage about MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) has trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. MFA Financial earned a daily sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2203662497775 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- MFA Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MFA-US : October 9, 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- Contrasting MFA Financial (MFA) & The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
- MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) – Tracking the Technical Picture – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Lowered to Hold at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Do Not Make A Terrible Choice Today – Seeking Alpha (seekingalpha.com)
Several equities research analysts have recently issued reports on MFA shares. Zacks Investment Research raised MFA Financial from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. BidaskClub raised MFA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $8.81.
Shares of MFA Financial (NYSE MFA) opened at 8.70 on Tuesday. MFA Financial has a 52 week low of $7.15 and a 52 week high of $8.90. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $8.76 and its 200-day moving average price is $8.47. The company has a market capitalization of $3.45 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.97 and a beta of 0.71.
MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $61.14 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $68.91 million. MFA Financial had a return on equity of 10.12% and a net margin of 61.94%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.20 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that MFA Financial will post $0.77 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Thursday, September 28th will be given a $0.20 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 27th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.20%. MFA Financial’s payout ratio is 102.56%.
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MFA Financial Company Profile
MFA Financial, Inc is engaged in the real estate finance business. The Company’s subsidiaries invest in residential mortgage assets, including Non-Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), Agency MBS, residential whole loans and credit risk transfer (CRT) securities. The Company’s Non-Agency MBS portfolio primarily consists of Legacy Non-Agency MBS and 3 Year Step-up securities.
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