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ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) Director Daniel Mudge acquired 3,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $18.80 per share, for a total transaction of $56,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 6,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $112,800. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Shares of ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) traded down 0.43% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $18.60. The stock had a trading volume of 184,931 shares. ZAIS Financial Corp has a 52-week low of $15.62 and a 52-week high of $19.15. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $16.59 and its 200-day moving average is $16.70. The company has a market cap of $148.2 million and a P/E ratio of 4.51.

ZAIS Financial Corp (NYSE:ZFC) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, August 12th. The company reported $0.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.05.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on ZFC shares. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00. Separately, analysts at Oppenheimer raised their price target on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp from $19.00 to $21.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of ZAIS Financial Corp from $20.00 to $22.00 in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.

ZAIS Financial Corp. is a real estate investment trust (NYSE:ZFC).

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