Analyst Ratings for MFA Financial Inc. (MFA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE:MFA) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MFA last month.

Of the 7 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MFA. The most optimistic price target was 9, which equates to a potential upside of 5.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 7.5, implying a possible loss of -11.76 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.3 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MFA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.13 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of MFA is 9.52.

MFA has a 52-week high of 8.67 and a 52-week low of 7.03. Currently the stock is 20.91 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.96 percent. MFA has a P/E ratio of 10.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MFA value stock report compares MFA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MFA is $3.36 billion. MFA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.