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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)?

The company in question is, MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) currently with a stock price of 7.22 (-1.03% today). The market cap for MFA Financial, Inc. is 2705.31, and is in the sector Financial, and REIT – Diversified industry. The target price for MFA Financial, Inc. is 7.58. Currently MFA Financial, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 9.25, and a forward P/E of 9.52. Average volume for MFA Financial, Inc. is 1738.46 and so far today it is 820851.

Performance in the last year for MFA Financial, Inc. has been 16.09%. For EPS growth, MFA Financial, Inc. has seen a growth of -1.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -0.13%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -3.00% over the last five years and could be 2.57% for the next five years. MFA Financial, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.40%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.82%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.33%.

Since the IPO date for MFA Financial, Inc. on the 4/13/1998, MFA Financial, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 20.28%. With MFA Financial, Inc. trading at 7.22, the dividend yield is 10.96%, and the EPS is 0.79.

So could MFA Financial, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 9.25. The PEG is 3.61, P/S is 4.9 and the P/B is at 0.92. The P/cash is 14.8, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

MFA Financial, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.03, and total debt/equity at 3.1.

In terms of margins, MFA Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of 66.40%, an operating margin of 56.10% and a profit margin of 53.10%.Payout ratio for MFA Financial, Inc. is 101.40%. Return on assets come to 2.20% with return on investment coming to 2.50%.

Insider ownership for MFA Financial, Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 87.00%. Outstanding shares are at 370.59. While shares float is 368.88. The float short is currently 2.14%, and short ratio is 4.55.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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