Understanding Basic Stock Data: MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)

In the past 52-week period, shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) have moved within the range of $7.17 to $8.90. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $7.94, which is 10.79% higher than its 52-week high.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of -7.79%, and a 50-day SMA of -8.70%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $3.13 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Checking the amount of enthusiasm that Wall Street analysts hold for a particular stock is crucial when thinking about entering a position. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) is Hold.

Public companies normally post earnings and revenue results that fall somewhat above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Jun. 2017, MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) delivered a 21.14% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $0.06 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $0.08 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) delivered a 9.65% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $0.20 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $0.18 per share.

Ownership at MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A publicly-traded organization’s latest 13F filings tell us important details about its institutional ownership. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) has 0.4 billion shares outstanding currently, 82.24% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $2.72 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA), there were 31 new positions totaling 6,892,208 shares of the company’s stock. There were 21 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 521,661 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Assessing the average trade volume of a public company’s stock in the short, medium and long term is helpful to gain an understanding of trading activity and investor sentiment. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,931,990 shares, with an average of 100% of short term indicators pointed at Sell.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 1,835,324 shares, with an average of 100% of medium term indicators pointing toward Sell. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 2,118,853 shares with 33% of long-term indicators pointing to Sell.