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How to buy MFA Financial (MFA) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in MFA Financial stocks.

MFA Financial is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. MFA Financial stocks (MFA.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $4.52 – an increase of 1.14% over the previous week. MFA Financial employs 57 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $411.5 million.

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MFA Financial stock price (NYSE:MFA)

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MFA Financial shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-25.
Latest market close$4.45
52-week range$3.31 - $4.72
50-day moving average $4.53
200-day moving average $4.55
Wall St. target price$4.96
PE ratio 6.6212
Dividend yield $0.35 (8.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.66

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Is it a good time to buy MFA Financial stock?

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MFA Financial price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $4.45 from 2022-01-27

1 week (2022-01-21) 1.14%
1 month (2021-12-28) -4.09%
3 months (2021-10-28) -1.98%
6 months (2021-07-28) -4.91%
1 year (2021-01-28) 17.11%
2 years (2020-01-28) -43.67%
3 years (2019-01-28) 7.32
5 years (2017-01-27) 7.87

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 7x. In other words, MFA Financial shares trade at around 7x 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 $411.5 million
Operating margin TTM 80.33%
Gross profit TTM $-536,314,000
Return on assets TTM 4.14%
Return on equity TTM 12.8%
Profit margin 80.33%
Book value $5.90
Market capitalisation $1.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

MFA Financial share dividends

59%

Dividend payout ratio: 59.23% of net profits

Recently MFA Financial has paid out, on average, around 59.23% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 8.75% 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 8.75% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In MFA Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $0.35 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 30 January 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have MFA Financial's shares ever split?

MFA Financial's shares were split on a 1163:921 basis on 12 April 1998. So if you had owned 921 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1163 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your MFA Financial shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 20.8% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for MFA Financial shares which in turn could have impacted MFA Financial's share price.

MFA Financial share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, MFA Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $3.3137 up to $4.72. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

MFA.US volatility(beta: 1.69)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 1.6923. 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. .

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