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How to buy MFA Financial stock | $4.37

Learn how to easily invest in MFA Financial stock.

MFA Financial, Inc
NYSE: MFA - USD
REIT-MORTGAGE
$4.67
-$0.06 (-1.27%)

MFA Financial, Inc is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. MFA Financial shares (MFA) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. MFA Financial employs 57 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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MFA Financial stock price (NYSE: MFA)

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MFA Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$4.37
52-week range$2.36 - $4.80
50-day moving average $4.64
200-day moving average $4.27
Wall St. target price$4.75
PE ratio 7.5801
Dividend yield $0.2 (4.27%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.62

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MFA Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.37 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-21) N/A
1 month (2021-07-01) -5.21%
3 months (2021-04-30) -0.68%
6 months (2021-01-28) N/A
1 year (2020-07-28) N/A
2 years (2019-07-28) N/A
3 years (2018-07-28) N/A
5 years (2016-07-28) N/A

Is MFA Financial under- or over-valued?

Valuing MFA Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of MFA Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

MFA Financial's P/E ratio

MFA Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, MFA Financial shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

MFA Financial's PEG ratio

MFA Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.25. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into MFA Financial's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

MFA Financial financials

Revenue TTM $492.8 million
Operating margin TTM 83.63%
Gross profit TTM $-536,314,000
Return on assets TTM 3.53%
Return on equity TTM 12.65%
Profit margin 63.95%
Book value $5.70
Market capitalisation $2.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting MFA Financial shares

There are currently 8.7 million MFA Financial shares held short by investors – that's known as MFA Financial's "short interest". This figure is 18.2% down from 10.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting MFA Financial shares can be evaluated.

MFA Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

MFA Financial's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of MFA Financial shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of MFA Financial shares traded daily (recently around 4.4 million). MFA Financial's SIR currently stands at 1.98. In other words for every 100,000 MFA Financial shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1980 shares are currently held short.

However MFA Financial's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of MFA Financial shares, or, against the total number of tradable MFA Financial shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case MFA Financial's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 MFA Financial shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.022% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable MFA Financial shares, roughly 22 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against MFA Financial.

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MFA Financial share dividends

71%

Dividend payout ratio: 71.43% of net profits

Recently MFA Financial has paid out, on average, around 71.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 6.34% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), MFA Financial shareholders could enjoy a 6.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MFA Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.2 per share.

MFA Financial's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

MFA Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 29 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

MFA Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MFA Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.3603 up to $4.7966. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MFA.US volatility(beta: 1.77)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while MFA Financial's is 1.765. This would suggest that MFA Financial's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

MFA Financial overview

MFA Financial, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), agency MBS, and credit risk transfer securities; residential whole loans, including purchased performing loans, purchased credit deteriorated, and non-performing loans; and mortgage servicing rights related assets. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT and would not be subject to federal income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. MFA Financial, Inc. was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in New York, New York. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of MFA Financial is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.587% of MFA Financial shares are held by insiders and 63.75% by institutions.
How many people work for MFA Financial?
Latest data suggests 57 work at MFA Financial.
When does the fiscal year end for MFA Financial?
MFA Financial's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is MFA Financial based?
MFA Financial's address is: 350 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022
What is MFA Financial's ISIN number?
MFA Financial's international securities identification number is: US55272X1028
What is MFA Financial's CUSIP number?
MFA Financial's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 023934102

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