Stock To Watch: MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $7.50 on MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $0.19 a share for the upcoming quarter and $0.76 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of MFA Financial, Inc. plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of MFA Financial, Inc. is $7.43, and stock is trading $0.33 points away or +4.38% from its 50-day moving average of $7.43. Further it is trading $0.77 or +11.08% away its 200-day moving average of $6.99. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) 52-week high is $7.86 and the 52-week low is $5.61.

This explains if the stock moves $-0.10, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +38.32% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of MFA Financial, Inc., shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) ratio came in at 9.85.

The stock last ended the trading session at $7.76 and registered a market cap of $2.88B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) PEG ratio is at 3.99.

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