It’s still a bull thesis, just subverted: MFA Financial Inc. (MFA)

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] stock prices are up 2.27% to $12.16 at the moment. An important factor to consider is whether the stock is rising or falling in short-term value. The MFA shares have gain 7.61% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 23.45%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE: MFA] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on January 09, 2023, when Credit Suisse upgraded its rating to a Outperform but kept the price target unchanged to $12.50 for it. Previously, Keefe Bruyette downgraded its rating to Mkt Perform on July 18, 2022, and kept the price target unchanged to $12.75. On December 08, 2021, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Outperform but maintained its price target of $5.25 on the stock. BTIG Research downgraded its rating to a Neutral. Keefe Bruyette upgraded its rating to a Outperform. In a note dated August 24, 2020, JMP Securities upgraded an Mkt Outperform rating on this stock but restated the target price of $3.50.

The stock price of MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] has been fluctuating between $7.15 and $18.80 over the past year. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $12.40 within the next 12 months. MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE: MFA] shares were valued at $12.16 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 1.97% based on the average MFA price forecast.

Analyzing the MFA fundamentals

The most recent quarter, MFA Financial Inc. [NYSE:MFA] reported sales of 248.78 billion, representing a drop of -72.70%. Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +92.33% with Operating Margin at +87.32%, Pretax Margin comes in at +67.35%, and Net Margin reading is +67.13%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 11.85 points at the first support level, and at 11.53 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 12.38, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 12.59.

MFA Financial Inc. [MFA] reported earnings per share of -$1.06 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 6/29/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of -$0.01/share, meaning a difference of -$1.05 and a surprise factor of -10,500.00%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 3/30/2022 were -$0.86 per share as compared to estimates of $0.38 per share, a difference of -$1.24 representing a surprise of -326.30%.

Ratios To Look Out For

Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 4.42, the price to book ratio is 0.78.

Transactions by insiders

The next item on our agenda is insider trading, which has seen 18 insider purchases totaling 90,415 shares and 11 insider sales totaling 10,685,430 shares over the past 3 months. Recent insider trading involved STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP GLOBAL, 10% Owner, that happened on Jan 09 when 10.19 million shares were sold. 10% Owner, STARWOOD CAPITAL GROUP GLOBAL completed a deal on Jan 06 to sell 0.45 million shares. Meanwhile, SVP & Chief Accounting Ofcr Roper Michael Charles bought 1000.0 shares on Sep 15.