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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MFA. The highest 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 potential capital losses of -11.76 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.3 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

MFA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.13 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.36 billion. MFA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.