MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Position Increased by Allianz Asset Management GmbH

Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its stake in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) by 3.7% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 1,167,881 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 41,218 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned 0.29% of MFA Financial worth $9,249,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank boosted its holdings in MFA Financial by 48.9% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 23,681 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $188,000 after acquiring an additional 7,782 shares in the last quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in MFA Financial in the third quarter valued at $220,000. Alps Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in MFA Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $199,000. State of Alaska Department of Revenue bought a new stake in MFA Financial in the fourth quarter valued at $221,000. Finally, Barings LLC bought a new stake in MFA Financial in the third quarter valued at $262,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.76% of the company’s stock.

In other MFA Financial news, CEO Craig L. Knutson bought 8,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 21st. The shares were purchased at an average price of $7.30 per share, for a total transaction of $58,400.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Insiders own 0.92% of the company’s stock.

Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. B. Riley set a $8.00 price target on shares of MFA Financial and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, February 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of MFA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, January 13th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. MFA Financial currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $8.81.

Shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE MFA) opened at $7.63 on Tuesday. MFA Financial, Inc. has a fifty-two week low of $6.72 and a fifty-two week high of $8.90. The company has a market cap of $3,030.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.66 and a beta of 0.45.

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.24 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.20 by $0.04. MFA Financial had a net margin of 69.87% and a return on equity of 10.04%. The firm had revenue of $52.41 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $76.10 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.18 EPS. equities analysts forecast that MFA Financial, Inc. will post 0.84 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be issued a dividend of $0.20 per share. This represents a $0.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.48%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 28th. MFA Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 101.27%.

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MFA Financial Company Profile

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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