Where Does MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) Rank When It Comes To Price-To-Earnings Ratio?

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MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE:MFA) finished Wednesday with a subtraction of -$0.41 to close at $10.03, a downside of -3.93 percent. An average of 817,500 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.44 in the past week, and it reached a new high 6 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 1,138,570 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 1,131,416.

MFA stock has decreased by -7.47% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $9.98 on 12/28/22. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/13/22, shares of the company touched a low of $7.15 and a high of $18.90 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 6 times so far this year and lost -45.01% or -$8.21 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -46.93% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

MFA stock investors should be aware that MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 216 days ago on Sep 15.

Valuation Metrics

MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) stock’s beta is 1.85. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 9.39, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 0.50, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 4.50.

The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.35 a share, representing a down of -20.45% from $0.44 last year. Its latest decrease dividend $0.09 reported on Wednesday December 14 2022.

Financial Health

Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 3.58 and a total debt to equity ratio of 3.58 for the quarter ending September 29. Its gross profit as reported stood at $239.29 million compared to revenue of $362.3 million.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, MFA Financial Inc.’s return on assets was -2.40%.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated MFA Financial Inc.’s latest quarter earnings to come in at -$0.82 per share, but it turned out to be -$0.62, a 24.40% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $81.34 million. At the end of the quarter ending September 29, MFA Financial Inc.’s stock balance sheet showed total debt was $7.33 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $101.8 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 28 December was 26.98%, suggesting the stock is oversold, with historical volatility in this time frame at 26.09%.

As of today, MFA’s price is $10.45 -4.20% or -$0.44 from its 5-day moving average. MFA is currently trading -7.81% lower than its 20-day SMA and -16.56% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +17.31% above the SMA50 and -40.30% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 8.11% and 11.38%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.34. With the 14-day stochastic at 2.39% and the average true range at 0.35, the RSI (14) stands at 36.02%. The stock has reached -0.26 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -0.54.

Analyst Ratings

Keefe Bruyette downgraded MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE: MFA) to a a Mkt perform rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as an Outperform. The consensus rating for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell MFA, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 1 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is MFA’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $11.00 and $13.50, with a median target of $12.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA) stock is $12.30.

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