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.

MFA was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 9, implying a possible profit of 5.88 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 7.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MFA has a PEG ratio of 9.52.

MFA has a 52-week high of 8.67 and a 52-week low of 7.03. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.91 percent, and below the high by 1.96 percent. MFA has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.