MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE:MFA) shares traded lower over the last trading session, losing -0.26% on 12/09/20. The shares fell to a low of $3.79 before closing at $3.86. Intraday shares traded counted 7.61 million, which was -24.21% lower than its 30-day average trading volume of 6.13M. MFA’s previous close was $3.87 while the outstanding shares total 453.32M. The firm has a beta of 1.66. The stock’s Relative Strength Index (RSI) is 70.51, with weekly volatility at 2.59% and ATR at 0.13. The MFA stock’s 52-week price range has touched low of $0.32 and a $8.09 high.
Investors have identified the REIT – Mortgage company MFA Financial Inc. as an interesting stock but before investments are made there, an in-depth look at its trading activities will have to be conducted. The share is trading with a market value of around $1.71 billion, the company now has both obstacles and catalysts that affect them and they came from their mode of operations. With the company affected by events currently, it is a perfect time to analyze the numbers behind the firm in order to come up with a rather realistic picture of what this stock is.
MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Fundamentals that are to be considered.
MFA were able to record 5.99 million as free cash flow during the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, this saw their quarterly net cash flow reduce by 754.81 million. In cash movements, the company had a total of 16.75 million as operating cash flow.
Potential earnings growth for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA)
In order to determine the future investment potential for this stock, we will have to analyze key trends that affect it. During the Q3 2020 quarter of the year, MFA Financial Inc. recorded a total of 66.08 million in revenue. This figure implies that they witnessed a quarterly year/year change in their earnings with -115.98% coming in sequential stages and their sales for the Q3 2020 quarter reducing by -32.22%.
What matters though is how it ends. When the core data for the company is broken down, then the stock sounds interesting. The company spent 27.26 million trying to sell their products during the last quarter, with the result yielding a gross income of 38.82 million. This allows shareholders to hold on to 453.32M with the recently reported earning now reading 0.17 cents per share. This is a figure that compared to analyst’s prediction for their Q3 2020 (0.17 cents a share).
Having a look at the company’s valuation, the company is expected to record 0.30 total earnings per share during the next fiscal year. It is very important though to remember that the importance of trend far outweighs that of outlook. This analysis has been great and getting further updates on MFA sounds very interesting.
Is the stock of MFA attractive?
In related news, Sr. VP and Co-CIO, Wulfsohn Bryan bought 37,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that recorded on Aug 07. The purchase was performed at an average price of 2.69, for a total value of 100,700. As the purchase deal closes, the Executive Vice President, FREYDBERG RONALD A now bought 15,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at 90,150. In the last 6 months, insiders have changed their ownership in shares of company stock by 0.59%.
2 out of 7 analysts covering the stock have rated it a Buy, while 5 have maintained a Hold recommendation on MFA Financial Inc.. 0 analysts has assigned a Sell rating on the MFA stock. The 12-month mean consensus price target for the company’s shares has been set at $3.75.