Alert: Rating Upgrade (4/13/18)-MFA Financial Inc (NYSE: MFA).

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MFA Financial Inc (NYSE: MFA)

ALERT – STOCK RATING UPGRADE

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Stock Rating Upgrade

Reflecting improving fundamentals and high Appreciation Potential, the Value Trend Rating for MFA Financial Inc (NYSE: MFA) improved of late. MFA’s current Value Trend Rating is C and the prior Rating was D. Details supporting this higher rating are included in our next report.

Recent Price Action

MFA Financial stock declined modestly on 4/13/18. The shares fell -0.3%, closing at $7.42. However, trading volume was exceptionally low at 49% of normal. The stock has been weak relative to the market over the last nine months and has declined -0.7% during the last week.

Current PriceTarget Research Rating

MFA’s future returns on capital are forecasted to be above the cost of capital. Accordingly, the company is expected to continue to be a modest Value Builder.

MFA Financial has a current Value Trend Rating of C (Low Neutral). This VT Rating improved in recent days from D previously. With this rating, PTR’s two proprietary measures of a stock’s current attractiveness are providing contradictory signals. MFA Financial has a slightly positive Appreciation Score of 65 but a poor Power Rating of 21, resulting in the Low Neutral Value Trend Rating.

About John Lafferty 47332 Articles
During his career, John has developed valuation and stock rating methodologies, managed institutional portfolios and mutual funds, and provided equity research to institutional investors on thousands of companies. He has been Director of Research at PTR since its inception in 2004.

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