Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA)?

MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE:MFA) went down by -1.30% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $8.09. The company’s stock price has collected 0.79% of gains in the last five trading sessions. reported 8 hours ago that MFA Financial Inc. stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

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Plus, the 36-month beta value for MFA is at 1.70. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 2 analysts out of 7 who provided ratings for MFA Financial Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 5 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $4.00, which is $0.19 above the current price. MFA currently public float of 450.51M and currently shorts hold a 1.71% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of MFA was 5.69M shares.

MFA’s Market Performance

MFA stocks went up by 0.79% for the week, with a monthly jump of 1.33% and a quarterly performance of 30.93%, while its annual performance rate touched -51.09%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 3.48% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 3.21% for MFA Financial Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.47% for MFA stocks with a simple moving average of 33.42% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of MFA

JMP Securities, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see MFA reach a price target of $3.50. The rating they have provided for MFA stocks is “Mkt Outperform” according to the report published on August 24th, 2020.

MFA Trading at -0.14% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought MFA to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -52.90% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 3.21%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.48%, as shares surge +3.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.42% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, MFA rose by +0.79%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +126.79% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $3.80. In addition, MFA Financial Inc. saw -2.06% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at MFA starting from Wulfsohn Bryan, who purchase 37,500 shares at the price of $2.69 back on Aug 07. After this action, Wulfsohn Bryan now owns 188,853 shares of MFA Financial Inc., valued at $100,700 using the latest closing price.

FREYDBERG RONALD A, the Executive Vice President of MFA Financial Inc., purchase 15,000 shares at $6.01 during a trade that took place back on Mar 12, which means that FREYDBERG RONALD A is holding 643,441 shares at $90,150 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for MFA

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +48.68 for the present operating margin
  • +94.07 for the gross margin

The net margin for MFA Financial Inc. stands at +49.49. The total capital return value is set at 2.91, while invested capital returns managed to touch 9.99. Equity return is now at value -60.90, with -16.70 for asset returns.

Based on MFA Financial Inc. (MFA), the company’s capital structure generated 296.45 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 74.78. Total debt to assets is 73.94, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 10.06. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 2.54.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 17.69, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.74. The receivables turnover for the company is 3.77 and the total asset turnover is 0.06.


Donovan Larsen

Donovan is a columnist and associate editor at the Dark News. He has written on everything from the politics to diversity issues in the workplace.

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