Large Inflow of Money Witnessed in MFA Financial

MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) : MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) had a healthy money flow of $0.45 million into the stock during the Wednesdays trading session. The value of bullish trades on upticks was $1.31 million, whereas, investors only sold shares worth $0.86 million on downticks. The stock closed the day with an up-down ratio of 1.52.The money flow in the block trades to the tune of $0.38 million shows that the bulls were dominant, the large players used the weakness in the stock to accumulate it for the long-term. $0.38 million worth of transactions were on upticks. MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA) stock slid $0.01 intraday and traded at 7.12, a change of -0.14% over previous days close. However, for the week, the company shares are 1.86% compared to previous weeks close.


In an insider trading activity, Freydberg Ronald A, officer (Executive Vice President) of Mfa Financial, Inc., executed a transaction worth $125,000 on December 15, 2015. A total of 20,000 shares were purchased at an average price of $6.25. The Insider information was divulged by the Securities and Exchange Commission in a Form 4 filing. The information is based on open market trades at the market prices.Option exercises are not covered. Currently the company Insiders own 0.77% of MFA Financial shares according to the proxy statements. Institutional Investors own 84.87% of MFA Financial shares.

The company shares have dropped -4.55% from its 1 Year high price. On Jul 8, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $7.80 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2016. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $7.16 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $6.79. MFA Financial (NYSE:MFA): During Wednesdays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $7.17 and $7.09 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $7.20. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $7.20, notching a gain of 0.98% for the day. The total traded volume was 2,526,541 . The stock had closed at $7.13 on the previous day.

MFA Financial, Inc. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company is engaged in the real estate finance business.The Company, through subsidiaries, invests in residential mortgage assets, including Agency mortgage backed securities (MBS), Non-Agency MBS and residential whole loans. The Companys business objective is to deliver shareholder value through the generation of distributable income and through asset performance linked to residential mortgage credit fundamentals. The Companys Agency MBS portfolio consists of Hybrids, 15-year fixed-rate mortgages and adjustable-rate mortgages (ARMs). The Hybrid loans have initial a fixed-rate periods at origination of three, five, seven or 10 years. The Non-Agency MBS portfolio primarily consists of Legacy Non-Agency MBS and MBS collateralized by re-performing and non-performing loans (RPL/NPL MBS).

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