Blueshift Asset Management LLC Bought Shares of 35,995 MFA FINL INC/SH (MFA)

Blueshift Asset Management LLC Bought Shares of 35,995 MFA FINL INC/SH (MFA)

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in MFA. Parametrica Management Ltd purchased a new position in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH during the fourth quarter worth about $105,000. Martingale Asset Management L P grew its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 110.1% during the fourth quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 1,006,251 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $6,723,000 after purchasing an additional 527,392 shares during the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. grew its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 3.5% during the fourth quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 71,457 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $478,000 after purchasing an additional 2,431 shares during the last quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 30.0% during the fourth quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 833,625 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $5,569,000 after purchasing an additional 192,590 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. grew its holdings in shares of MFA FINL INC/SH by 8.4% during the fourth quarter. Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. now owns 2,910,489 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $19,442,000 after purchasing an additional 225,552 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.27% of the company’s stock.

Blueshift Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in MFA FINL INC/SH (NYSE:MFA) during the 4th quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund acquired 35,995 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock, valued at approximately $240,000.

Several brokerages have issued reports on MFA. Zacks Investment Research raised MFA FINL INC/SH from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $7.50 price objective on the stock in a report on Friday, January 4th. JMP Securities raised MFA FINL INC/SH from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $7.50 price objective on the stock in a report on Monday, December 17th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $7.92.

Shares of MFA opened at $7.29 on Thursday. MFA FINL INC/SH has a fifty-two week low of $6.40 and a fifty-two week high of $8.15. The stock has a market cap of $3.26 billion, a PE ratio of 10.72 and a beta of 0.50.

MFA FINL INC/SH (NYSE:MFA) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, February 21st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.13 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.17 by ($0.04). MFA FINL INC/SH had a return on equity of 9.00% and a net margin of 66.23%. The business had revenue of $61.80 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $64.10 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.24 EPS. Research analysts expect that MFA FINL INC/SH will post 0.75 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 30th. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.20 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 28th. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.97%. MFA FINL INC/SH’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 117.65%.

MFA FINL INC/SH Company Profile

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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