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Roundview Capital Trimmed By $585,800 Its Usg (USG) Position; Mfa Financial (MFA)’s Sentiment Is 1.02

Roundview Capital Llc decreased Usg Corp (USG) stake by 43.31% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Roundview Capital Llc sold 20,200 shares as Usg Corp (USG)’s stock declined 12.55%. The Roundview Capital Llc holds 26,441 shares with $767,000 value, down from 46,641 last quarter. Usg Corp now has $5.07 billion valuation. The stock decreased 1.91% or $0.725 during the last trading session, reaching $37.155. About 364,575 shares traded. USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) has risen 0.17% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.53% the S&P500.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.19 billion. The firm invests in residential mortgage assets, including agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS), residential whole loans, and credit risk transfer securities. It has a 11.02 P/E ratio. The Company’s MBS are secured by hybrid mortgages, adjustable-rate mortgages, and 15 year and longer-term fixed rate mortgages, as well as by mortgages that have interest rates that reset more frequently.

Adirondack Research & Management Inc. holds 2.73% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. for 836,052 shares. Thornburg Investment Management Inc owns 33.73 million shares or 2.15% of their US portfolio. Moreover, West Family Investments Inc. has 2.13% invested in the company for 1.21 million shares. The New York-based Benchmark Capital Advisors has invested 1.65% in the stock. Yorktown Management & Research Co Inc, a Virginia-based fund reported 520,000 shares.

Analysts await MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.20 EPS, up 11.11% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.18 per share. MFA’s profit will be $79.38M for 10.06 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual EPS reported by MFA Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

The stock decreased 0.19% or $0.015 during the last trading session, reaching $8.045. About 625,093 shares traded. MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) has risen 16.50% since December 11, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.20% the S&P500.

Analysts await USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.40 EPS, down 9.09% or $0.04 from last year’s $0.44 per share. USG’s profit will be $54.57M for 23.22 P/E if the $0.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by USG Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -14.89% negative EPS growth.

Among 20 analysts covering USG Corporation (NYSE:USG), 3 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 14 Hold. Therefore 15% are positive. USG Corporation had 63 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup maintained the shares of USG in report on Friday, October 27 with “Neutral” rating. Stifel Nicolaus maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, October 26 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Credit Suisse given on Tuesday, January 26. The stock has “Hold” rating by Jefferies on Friday, June 2. The rating was upgraded by Vertical Research on Monday, September 19 to “Buy”. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Equal Weight” rating by Barclays Capital on Friday, October 23. JP Morgan maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $38 target in Wednesday, November 1 report. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Sector Perform” rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23. The stock of USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) earned “Neutral” rating by CL King on Monday, July 24. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Monday, September 18 with “Hold”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.06 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.44, from 0.62 in 2017Q1. It increased, as 34 investors sold USG shares while 78 reduced holdings. 20 funds opened positions while 49 raised stakes. 166.18 million shares or 30.74% more from 127.12 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Ubs Asset Management Americas reported 0% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Moreover, Royal Bancshares Of Canada has 0% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Smithfield Trust Company reported 30,689 shares. Kennedy Cap Incorporated accumulated 224,505 shares. Ny State Teachers Retirement System holds 0% or 7,700 shares. Century holds 0.01% or 469,383 shares in its portfolio. Voya Invest Management Ltd Limited Liability Company, a Georgia-based fund reported 24,574 shares. Ahl Partners Ltd Liability Partnership has 0.06% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Fairfax Limited Can stated it has 3.93% of its portfolio in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG). Crestpoint Cap Mngmt Ltd Liability Com invested in 0.27% or 19,500 shares. Gargoyle Invest Advisor Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.42% invested in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG) for 36,781 shares. Campbell & Invest Adviser Llc invested in 0.24% or 8,726 shares. Fincl Bank Of Montreal Can invested in 6,683 shares or 0% of the stock. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Communication holds 0% or 837 shares in its portfolio. Aqr Cap Mngmt Ltd Co has invested 0% in USG Corporation (NYSE:USG).

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