MFA Financial Company Profile (NYSE:MFA)

About MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)

MFA Financial logoMFA 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. In addition to Non-Agency MBS investments, the Company invests in re-performing and non-performing residential whole loans through its interests in certain consolidated trusts. The mortgages collateralizing its Agency MBS portfolio are predominantly Hybrids, 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs).

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: REIT - Diversified
  • Sub-Industry: Mortgage REITs
  • Symbol: NYSE:MFA
  • CUSIP: 55272X10
  • Web: www.mfa-reit.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $3.1 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 372,840,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $8.16
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $7.94
  • 52 Week Range: $6.83 - $8.52
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 10.44
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 10.65
  • P/E Growth: 2.21
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $371.04 million
  • Price / Sales: 8.35
  • Book Value: $8.20 per share
  • Price / Book: 1.01
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.80
  • Dividend Yield: 9.7%
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 65.46%
  • Return on Equity: 10.62%
  • Return on Assets: 2.43%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 2.90%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 2.22 million shs.
  • Beta: 0.6
  • Short Ratio: 3.58
 

Frequently Asked Questions for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)

What is MFA Financial's stock symbol?

MFA Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MFA."

How often does MFA Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for MFA Financial?

MFA Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 29th will be given a dividend of $0.20 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, March 27th. View MFA Financial's Dividend History.

How were MFA Financial's earnings last quarter?

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) issued its earnings results on Thursday, May, 4th. The company reported $0.20 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.19 by $0.01. The company earned $66.91 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $65.97 million. MFA Financial had a net margin of 65.46% and a return on equity of 10.62%. The firm's revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.20 earnings per share. View MFA Financial's Earnings History.

Where is MFA Financial's stock going? Where will MFA Financial's stock price be in 2017?

8 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price targets for MFA Financial's shares. Their predictions range from $7.00 to $9.00. On average, they expect MFA Financial's stock price to reach $7.79 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for MFA Financial.

Are investors shorting MFA Financial?

MFA Financial saw a decline in short interest during the month of May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totalling 3,254,228 shares, a decline of 37.5% from the April 28th total of 5,207,647 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 4,400,043 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 0.7 days. Currently, 0.9% of the shares of the company are short sold.

Who are some of MFA Financial's key competitors?

Who owns MFA Financial stock?

MFA Financial's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Thornburg Investment Management Inc. (8.99%), Vanguard Group Inc. (8.01%), BlackRock Inc. (6.29%), Jennison Associates LLC (5.99%), FMR LLC (5.72%) and Wellington Management Group LLP (3.41%). Company insiders that own MFA Financial stock include Craig L Knutson, Ronald A Freydberg and William S Gorin. View Institutional Ownership Trends for MFA Financial.

Who sold MFA Financial stock? Who is selling MFA Financial stock?

MFA Financial's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Jennison Associates LLC, Donald Smith & CO. Inc., Morgan Stanley, FMR LLC, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd., Bank of New York Mellon Corp and Bank of America Corp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for MFA Financial.

Who bought MFA Financial stock? Who is buying MFA Financial stock?

MFA Financial's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Karp Capital Management Corp, Vanguard Group Inc., First Quadrant L P CA, Global X Management Co. LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, UBS Group AG and First Trust Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought MFA Financial stock in the last two years include Craig L Knutson, Ronald A Freydberg and William S Gorin. View Insider Buying and Selling for MFA Financial.

How do I buy MFA Financial stock?

Shares of MFA Financial can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of MFA Financial stock cost?

One share of MFA Financial stock can currently be purchased for approximately $8.31.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Sell Rating, 5 Hold Ratings, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.13)
Consensus Price Target: $7.79 (6.31% downside)

Analysts' Ratings History for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/15/2017Wells Fargo & CoUpgradeUnderperform -> Market PerformN/AView Rating Details
5/15/2017Royal Bank of CanadaReiterated RatingBuy$9.00N/AView Rating Details
4/6/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$8.00LowView Rating Details
11/4/2016JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingBuy$8.00N/AView Rating Details
9/11/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingHold$7.50N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2016FBR & CoDowngradeOutperform -> Market Perform$7.50N/AView Rating Details
8/9/2016Deutsche Bank AGSet Price TargetHold$7.25 -> $7.50N/AView Rating Details
6/15/2016Compass PointDowngradeNeutral -> Sell$7.00N/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/26/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Earnings by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Earnings History by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/4/2017Q1 2017$0.19$0.20$65.97 million$66.91 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/16/2017Q416$0.19$0.18$69.79 million$62.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.19$0.21$77.03 million$64.55 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.19$0.20$74.09 million$66.80 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.18$0.20$72.47 million$69.88 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/18/2016Q4$0.19$0.19$74.67 million$72.04 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$0.19$0.20$79.02 million$76.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2015Q215$0.20$0.20$80.25 million$81.15 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2015Q115$0.19$0.21$80.64 million$95.04 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/12/2015Q414$0.17$0.20$77.44 million$72.20 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2014Q114$0.19$0.20$82.69 million$71.60 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2014Q2 14$0.19$0.20$82.97 million$78.07 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2014Q1 2014$0.19$0.20$81.08 million$86.66 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/19/2014Q413$0.18$0.20$80.76 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/4/2013Q213$0.20$0.18$84.08 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2013$0.21$0.19$85.78 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q113$0.21$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
3/6/2013Q412$0.20$0.20$84.10 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2012Q312$0.20$0.21$83.98 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2012$0.22$0.20ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2012$0.23$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/16/2012$0.24$0.22ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/7/2011$0.25$0.23ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$0.25$0.26ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/3/2011$0.23$0.27ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/14/2011$0.23$0.21ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.72
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $0.79
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20173$0.17$0.19$0.18
Q2 20172$0.17$0.18$0.18
Q3 20172$0.17$0.18$0.18
Q4 20171$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q1 20181$0.19$0.19$0.19
Q2 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q3 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
Q4 20181$0.20$0.20$0.20
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Most Recent Dividend:4/28/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.80
Dividend Yield:9.63%
Dividend Growth:-2.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:101.27% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
106.67% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
102.56% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Dividend Payments by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)

Dividend History by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/9/2017quarterly$0.2010.13%3/27/20173/29/20174/28/2017
12/15/2016quarterly$0.2010.58%12/23/201612/28/20161/31/2017
9/15/2016Quarterly$0.2010.74%9/26/20169/28/201610/31/2016
6/16/2016quarterly$0.2011.03%6/24/20166/28/20167/29/2016
3/14/2016quarterly$0.2011.64%3/23/20163/28/20164/29/2016
12/10/2015quarterly$0.2011.71%12/23/201512/28/20151/29/2016
9/18/2015quarterly$0.2011.16%9/25/20159/29/201510/30/2015
6/16/2015quarterly$0.2010.36%6/25/20156/29/20157/31/2015
3/16/2015quarterly$0.2010.15%3/25/20153/27/20154/30/2015
12/9/2014quarterly$0.209.72%12/23/201412/26/20141/30/2015
9/17/2014quarterly$0.209.85%9/25/20149/29/201410/31/2014
6/13/2014quarterly$0.209.46%6/25/20146/27/20147/31/2014
3/10/2014quarterly$0.203/26/20143/28/20144/30/2014
12/11/2013quarterly$0.2011.24%12/27/201312/31/20131/31/2014
9/26/2013quarterly$0.2211.76%10/9/201310/11/201310/31/2013
8/2/2013special$0.2811.13%8/8/20138/12/20138/30/2013
6/28/2013quarterly$0.2210.3%7/10/20137/12/20137/31/2013
3/28/2013quarterly$0.229.44%4/10/20134/12/20134/30/2013
3/5/2013special$0.508.71%3/13/20133/15/20134/10/2013
2/15/2013quarterly$0.533/1/20134/1/2013
12/12/2012quarterly$0.209.82%12/26/201212/28/20121/31/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.77%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 84.26%
Insider Trades by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Insider Trades by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
12/15/2015Ronald A. FreydbergEVPBuy20,000$6.25$125,000.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015Craig L KnutsonCOOBuy2,500$6.76$16,900.00View SEC Filing  
11/9/2015William S GorinCEOBuy5,000$6.72$33,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/24/2015William S GorinCEOBuy5,000$6.81$34,050.00View SEC Filing  
8/10/2015Craig L KnutsonCOOBuy7,500$7.38$55,350.00View SEC Filing  
2/18/2014Terence MeyersSVPBuy2,274$9.16$20,829.84View SEC Filing  
11/22/2013Sunil YadavSVPBuy1,800$7.22$12,996.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013Craig KnutsonEVPBuy5,000$7.13$35,650.00View SEC Filing  
11/20/2013William GorinPresidentBuy2,000$7.15$14,300.00View SEC Filing  
6/12/2013Elwin A FordSVPBuy1,700$8.47$14,399.00View SEC Filing  
6/4/2013Shira E FinkelSVPSell8,000$8.81$70,480.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013Craig L KnutsonEVPBuy4,000$8.53$34,120.00View SEC Filing  
5/29/2013William S GorinPresidentBuy2,000$8.57$17,140.00View SEC Filing  
11/16/2012James A BrodskyDirectorBuy6,180$8.08$49,934.40View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012Ronald A FreydbergEVPBuy2,500$7.97$19,925.00View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012Sunil YadavSVPBuy2,220$7.97$17,693.40View SEC Filing  
11/8/2012William S GorinPresidentBuy2,000$7.96$15,920.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Ronald A FreydbergEVPBuy4,000$7.90$31,600.00View SEC Filing  
8/9/2012Shira E FinkelSVPBuy1,500$7.89$11,835.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Craig L KnutsonEVPBuy4,000$7.84$31,360.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012Sunil YadavSVPBuy1,300$7.72$10,036.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2012William S GorinPresidentBuy2,000$7.75$15,500.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
Latest Headlines for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)
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DateHeadline
finance.yahoo.com logoZacks.com featured highlights: Anavex Life Sciences, Kinross Gold, LightPath Technologies, MFA Financial and Student Transportation
finance.yahoo.com - May 24 at 10:45 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MFA-US : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 11:03 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : MFA-US : May 19, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 19 at 11:03 AM
prnewswire.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - May 16 at 11:36 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2017 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share
finance.yahoo.com - May 16 at 6:18 PM
prnewswire.com logoTechnical Reports on REIT Stocks -- Colony NorthStar, American Tower, MFA Financial, and Starwood Property Trust - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - May 10 at 6:34 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoQ4 2017 EPS Estimates for MFA Financial, Inc. Lowered by Analyst (MFA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 10 at 12:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFBR & Co Comments on MFA Financial, Inc.'s Q2 2017 Earnings (MFA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 9 at 7:22 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : MFA-US : May 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 12:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Stock Rating Lowered by Zacks Investment Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 7 at 9:26 AM
seekingalpha.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. 2017 Q1 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - May 7 at 9:25 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial's (MFA) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at Royal Bank of Canada
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 6 at 9:53 AM
prnewswire.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 20000000 Shares of Common Stock - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - May 6 at 9:01 AM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-MFA Financial Inc announces pricing of a public offering of common stock - Reuters
www.reuters.com - May 5 at 11:52 PM
streetinsider.com logoMFA Financial (MFA) Prices 20M Offering of Common Stock for Gross Proceeds of $157M
www.streetinsider.com - May 5 at 6:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of MFA earnings conference call or presentation 4-May-17 3:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 6:47 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Pricing of a Public Offering of 20,000,000 Shares of Common Stock
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 9:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial beats 1Q profit forecasts - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 11:39 PM
prnewswire.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - May 4 at 11:39 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-MFA Financial announces public offering of 20 mln shares of common stock
www.reuters.com - May 4 at 6:37 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Public Offering of 20,000,000 Shares of Common Stock
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 6:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. (MFA ) Announces Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.01 EPS
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 5:26 PM
seekingalpha.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)
seekingalpha.com - May 4 at 11:42 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Financial Results
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 11:42 AM
marketbeat.com logoMFA Financial beats 1Q profit forecasts
marketbeat.com - May 4 at 9:12 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial (MFA ) Earning Favorable News Coverage, Analysis Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 3 at 2:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Plans Live Audio Webcast of First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - May 2 at 3:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. (MFA ) Receives Consensus Rating of "Hold" from Analysts
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 3:20 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Plans Live Audio Webcast of First Quarter 2017 Earnings Conference Call
finance.yahoo.com - May 1 at 12:39 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial (MFA ) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 30 at 9:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to MFA Financial, Inc. : April 28, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 28 at 7:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact MFA Financial (MFA ) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 28 at 12:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial (MFA ) Receives Daily Media Impact Score of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 24 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial (MFA ) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Study Finds
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 21 at 9:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoMFA Financial (MFA ) Receives Daily Media Sentiment Score of 0.31
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 18 at 6:03 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Upgrades MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 15 at 9:51 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. : MFA-US: Dividend Analysis : March 29th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 10, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 10 at 6:08 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoZacks Investment Research Downgrades MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) to Sell
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 8 at 10:32 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoKeefe, Bruyette & Woods Reaffirms "Hold" Rating for MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 9:32 PM
nasdaq.com logoMFA Financial's Series B Preferred Stock Shares Cross 7.5% Yield Mark
www.nasdaq.com - March 21 at 6:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 per Share
finance.yahoo.com - March 8 at 7:15 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoMFA FINANCIAL, INC. Files SEC form 8-K, Temporary Suspension of Trading Under Registrant's Employee Benefit Plans, Fi
biz.yahoo.com - February 28 at 6:38 PM
reuters.com logoBRIEF-MFA Financial Q4 earnings per share $0.18
www.reuters.com - February 17 at 8:05 PM
seekingalpha.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. 2016 Q4 - Results - Earnings Call Slides
seekingalpha.com - February 17 at 8:05 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy MFA Financial (MFA) Ahead of Earnings? - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 3:04 PM
prnewswire.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - February 17 at 3:04 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2017 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share
finance.yahoo.com - February 17 at 3:04 PM
seekingalpha.com logoMFA Financial's (MFA) CEO Bill Gorin on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - February 16 at 6:06 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoShould You Buy MFA Financial (MFA) Ahead of Earnings?
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:06 PM
capitalcube.com logoMFA Financial, Inc. : MFA-US: Dividend Analysis : December 28th, 2016 (record date) : By the numbers : February 15, 2017
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 16 at 6:06 PM

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