MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA): A worthy Investment or not?


Technical Indicators and Signals

The stochastic oscillator indicator is the important indicator to compare the security price over a certain period of time. The stochastic %K of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) for the period of 9-Day stands at 33.33% while the stochastic %D for the same period stands at 31.61%.

The 7-Day Average Directional Index ADX (also known as Trend Strength Indicator) of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) signals “Sell” while other important signals like the 20-Day Moving Average Vs. Price signals “Sell”.

Another important signal of trend and momentum of a security is 20-50 Day MACD Oscillator or Moving Average Convergence Divergence signals “Hold” for MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) while 20-100 Day MACD Oscillator indicates “Buy”.

Bollinger band is a volatility indicator of a certain security, currently MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)’s 20-Day Bollinger Band indicates “Hold”.

About Company

MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments.

Previous Day Activity Analysis

On the last trading day, MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) opened the session at $8.72 and after going up 0.81% closed at $8.75. The stock gained 0.03 points in the last trade.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)’s stock fluctuated in the range of $8.69 and $8.75 during the previous active session. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) traded with the volume of 1.64 Million with average volume of 1.96 Million. The stock has MEDIUM volatility on the last trading session.

Currently the Beta for the company remains at 0.72 while ATR (Average True Range) and RSI (Relative Strength Index) are at 0.09 and 49.52 respectively.

Currently the Insider Ownership of the shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) is at 0.6% and the shares outstanding are 393.15 Million.

Important Ratio Analysis

Some important ratios to consider here for MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) are discussed below:

Dividend yield of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stands at 9.14% whereas Price to Earnings P/E ratio stands at 11.06 while Forward P/E shows the value of 11.6.

The PEG ratio (Price to Earning to Growth) emits the value of 2.21. The Price to Sale P/S and Price to Book P/B shows the value of 5.96 and 1.03 respectively. While Price to Cash P/C and Price to Free Cash Flow P/FCF stands at 4.61 and 0 correspondingly.

The Quick Ratio of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stands at 0 while the Current Ratio depicts the value of 0.

Return on Assets ROA of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) is at 2.4% whereas, Return on Equity ROE and Return of Investment ROI of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stand at 9.6% and 2.6% respectively.

The payout ratio of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stands at 101.2%.

Stock Performance Analysis

The stock performance of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) on the basis of 5 day trade show the jump of 1.16% whereas, the monthly performance of the stock shows increase of 0.69%.

The quarterly performance of the stock remained in green zone with the value of 2.58% while six month performance of the shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) remained bullish with the count of 6.71%.

The yearly and YTD performance of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) remained up at 19.86% and 14.68% respectively.