Affinity Investment Advisors LLC raised its position in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) by 21.0% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 230,100 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 39,980 shares during the quarter. Affinity Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in MFA Financial were worth $1,822,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other large investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. GSA Capital Partners LLP acquired a new stake in shares of MFA Financial in the second quarter valued at approximately $136,000. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of MFA Financial by 33.6% in the second quarter. Profund Advisors LLC now owns 19,586 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $164,000 after purchasing an additional 4,923 shares during the period. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank increased its stake in shares of MFA Financial by 48.9% in the fourth quarter. Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank now owns 23,681 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $188,000 after purchasing an additional 7,782 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of MFA Financial in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $199,000. Finally, Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of MFA Financial in the third quarter valued at approximately $220,000. Institutional investors own 80.28% of the company’s stock.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) opened at $6.93 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $2,758.76, a P/E ratio of 9.49 and a beta of 0.46. MFA Financial, Inc. has a 1-year low of $6.72 and a 1-year high of $8.90.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 31st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, December 28th were issued a $0.20 dividend. This represents a $0.80 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 11.54%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, December 27th. MFA Financial’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 109.59%.

Several brokerages have commented on MFA. JMP Securities lowered shares of MFA Financial from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of MFA Financial from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 25th. BidaskClub lowered shares of MFA Financial from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, October 28th. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating on shares of MFA Financial in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $9.00 price objective on shares of MFA Financial in a report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $9.08.

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MFA Financial Profile

MFA Financial, Inc is engaged in the real estate finance business. The Company’s subsidiaries invest in residential mortgage assets, including Non-Agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), Agency MBS, residential whole loans and credit risk transfer (CRT) securities. The Company’s Non-Agency MBS portfolio primarily consists of Legacy Non-Agency MBS and 3 Year Step-up securities.

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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA)

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