Fmr LLC boosted its holdings in MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) by 38.3% during the third quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 38,269,134 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 10,597,643 shares during the period. Fmr LLC owned approximately 0.10% of MFA Finl Inc/SH worth $281,278,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in MFA Finl Inc/SH by 26.4% in the 2nd quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 6,918,754 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $52,444,000 after buying an additional 1,445,454 shares during the last quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC boosted its stake in MFA Finl Inc/SH by 59.4% in the 2nd quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 56,418 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $428,000 after buying an additional 21,015 shares during the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. boosted its stake in MFA Finl Inc/SH by 9.8% in the 2nd quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 2,870,925 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $21,762,000 after buying an additional 256,994 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley boosted its stake in MFA Finl Inc/SH by 5.3% in the 2nd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 11,789,316 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $89,363,000 after buying an additional 591,649 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN raised its holdings in shares of MFA Finl Inc/SH by 27.4% in the 3rd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,615,718 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $48,625,000 after purchasing an additional 1,421,824 shares during the period. 77.80% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research downgraded MFA Finl Inc/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, October 26th. ValuEngine downgraded MFA Finl Inc/SH from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Six analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $8.25.
MFA Finl Inc/SH (NYSE:MFA) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, November 6th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.19 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $58.55 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $56.00 million. MFA Finl Inc/SH had a return on equity of 10.31% and a net margin of 80.58%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.15 EPS. As a group, equities research analysts anticipate that MFA Finl Inc/SH will post 0.73 earnings per share for the current year.
In other news, Director Robin Josephs acquired 14,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, November 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $7.10 per share, for a total transaction of $99,400.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 107,991 shares in the company, valued at approximately $766,736.10. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Company insiders own 0.68% of the company’s stock.
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About MFA Finl Inc/SH
MFA Financial, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage assets, including non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), agency MBS, residential whole loans, credit risk transfer securities, and mortgage servicing rights related assets.
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