Which insiders are buying MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA)?

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) marched up 15.63% compared to a 52-week low price of $6.72. The shares were last seen trading -0.38% lower, taking the closing price at $7.77 on 07/12/2018. At recent session, the prices were hovering between $7.74 and $7.81. This company shares are -1.54% up from its target price of $7.65 and the current market capitalization stands at $3.09B. The recent change has given its price a 0.56% lead over SMA 50 and -12.7% deficit over its 52-week high. The stock witnessed -0.38% declines, 4.44% gains and 0.91% gains for the 1-month, 3-month and 6-month period, respectively. To measure price-variation, we found MFA’s volatility during a week at 0.83% and during a month it has been found around 1.02%.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Top Holders

Institutional investors currently hold around $2.5 billion or 82.1% in MFA stock. Look at its top three institutional owners. Thornburg Investment Management Inc owns $267.13 million in MFA Financial, Inc., which represents roughly 8.64% of the company’s market cap and approximately 10.7% of the institutional ownership. Similar statistics are true for the second largest owner, Vanguard Group Inc, which owns 33,598,753 shares of the stock are valued at $262.07 million. The third largest holder is Fmr Llc, which currently holds $212.7 million worth of this stock and that ownership represents nearly 6.88% of its market capitalization.

MFA Financial, Inc. 13F Filings

At the end of March reporting period, 103 institutional holders increased their position in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) by some 25,414,234 shares, 127 decreased positions by 31,037,581 and 47 held positions by 263,711,017. That puts total institutional holdings at 320,162,832 shares, according to SEC filings. The stock grabbed 21 new institutional investments totaling 4,285,483 shares while 40 institutional investors sold out their entire positions totaling 3,100,334 shares.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) Insider Trades

Multiple company employees have indulged in significant insider trading. MFA Financial, Inc. disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that CEO and President Knutson Craig L has acquired 8,000 shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) in trading session dated Feb. 21, 2018. These shares are worth $58,400 and were traded at $7.3 each. The SEC filing shows that Yarad Stephen D. performed a purchase of 2,176 shares. The CFO added these shares by way of transaction on Feb. 21, 2018. The company’s shares were assimilated at $7.29 per share worth to an investment of some $15,863 on account of Yarad Stephen D..

Executive Vice President, Freydberg Ronald A, purchased 20,000 common shares of MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) in the open market. In a transaction dated Nov. 06, 2017, the shares were bought at an average price of $7.78, giving away a sum of $155,600. After this purchase, 579,714 common shares of MFA are directly owned by the insider, with total stake valued at $4,504,378.

In the transaction dated Dec. 15, 2015, the great number of shares acquired came courtesy the Executive Vice President; Freydberg Ronald A added a total of 20,000 shares at an average price of $6.25, amounting to approximately $125,000. The insider now directly owns 496,650 shares worth $3,858,971.

MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) Analyst Guide

Several analysts have released their opinion on MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA), with 1 analysts believing it is a strong buy. Whereas 1 of them predict the stock is a hold. Also, there are 0 buy, 0 sell and 0 strong sell ratings, collectively assigning a 2 average brokerage recommendation.