Nwam LLC raised its holdings in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) by 19.0% in the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 67,025 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 10,700 shares during the quarter. Nwam LLC’s holdings in MFA Financial were worth $587,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Eagle Asset Management Inc. acquired a new stake in MFA Financial in the 2nd quarter valued at about $1,263,000. Principal Financial Group Inc. lifted its holdings in MFA Financial by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 280,876 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,269,000 after acquiring an additional 3,504 shares during the last quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted its holdings in MFA Financial by 459.4% in the 2nd quarter. JPMorgan Chase & Co. now owns 1,832,089 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $15,371,000 after acquiring an additional 1,504,565 shares during the last quarter. Sigma Planning Corp lifted its holdings in MFA Financial by 26.0% in the 2nd quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 19,120 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $160,000 after acquiring an additional 3,946 shares during the last quarter. Finally, BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA lifted its holdings in MFA Financial by 58.2% in the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 643,601 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $5,400,000 after acquiring an additional 236,672 shares during the last quarter. 80.27% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) traded down $0.15 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $7.84. 1,170,000 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,900,000. MFA Financial, Inc. has a 52 week low of $7.22 and a 52 week high of $8.90. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,110.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 0.68.

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.15 EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by ($0.03). The firm had revenue of $55.86 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $71.13 million. MFA Financial had a net margin of 59.03% and a return on equity of 9.33%. MFA Financial’s quarterly revenue was down 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.21 earnings per share. analysts anticipate that MFA Financial, Inc. will post 0.79 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, September 28th were given a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 27th. MFA Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 109.59%.

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A number of research firms have commented on MFA. BidaskClub raised shares of MFA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $9.00 price objective on shares of MFA Financial in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $8.50 price objective on shares of MFA Financial in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of MFA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. Finally, JMP Securities lowered shares of MFA Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

About MFA Financial

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)

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