MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) Director Robin Josephs bought 14,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $7.10 per share, with a total value of $99,400.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 107,991 shares in the company, valued at $766,736.10. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of NYSE:MFA traded up $0.06 during trading on Friday, reaching $7.14. 2,218,503 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,404,366. The firm has a market capitalization of $2.83 billion, a P/E ratio of 9.04 and a beta of 0.38. MFA Finl Inc/SH has a 1-year low of $6.72 and a 1-year high of $8.29.

MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.19 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.01. MFA Finl Inc/SH had a net margin of 80.58% and a return on equity of 10.31%. The company had revenue of $58.55 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $56.00 million. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.8% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts expect that MFA Finl Inc/SH will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, October 31st. Investors of record on Monday, October 1st were paid a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.20%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, September 28th. MFA Finl Inc/SH’s payout ratio is presently 101.27%.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MFA. State of Alaska Department of Revenue lifted its stake in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH by 40.1% in the 2nd quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue now owns 43,390 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $328,000 after purchasing an additional 12,410 shares during the last quarter. Fox Run Management L.L.C. acquired a new stake in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH in the 2nd quarter valued at $303,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC lifted its stake in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH by 79.3% in the 2nd quarter. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC now owns 173,600 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,316,000 after purchasing an additional 76,800 shares during the last quarter. Cornerstone Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH in the 2nd quarter valued at $1,540,000. Finally, Creative Planning lifted its stake in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH by 21.8% in the 2nd quarter. Creative Planning now owns 43,032 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $326,000 after purchasing an additional 7,705 shares during the last quarter. 78.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

MFA has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $8.75 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, July 26th. Compass Point set a $8.00 target price on shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 2nd. ValuEngine raised shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday. Finally, Raymond James initiated coverage on shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH in a research note on Thursday, October 11th. They set a “market perform” rating for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and five have assigned a hold rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.25.

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About MFA Finl Inc/SH

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, residential whole loans, credit risk transfer securities, and mortgage servicing rights related assets.

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