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$0.20 EPS Expected for MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA); Winthrop Resources (UBSH) Has 1.05 Sentiment

Analysts expect MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report $0.20 EPS on February, 15.They anticipate $0.02 EPS change or 11.11% from last quarter’s $0.18 EPS. MFA’s profit would be $79.39M giving it 8.54 P/E if the $0.20 EPS is correct. After having $0.15 EPS previously, MFA Financial, Inc.’s analysts see 33.33% EPS growth. The stock decreased 2.29% or $0.16 during the last trading session, reaching $6.83. About 5.62 million shares traded or 129.68% up from the average. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has risen 16.50% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.20% the S&P500.

Union Bankshares Corporation operates as the bank holding firm for Union Bank & Trust that provides banking and related financial services to clients and businesses. The company has market cap of $2.37 billion. The firm operates in two divisions, Community Bank and Mortgage. It has a 21.56 P/E ratio. It accepts various deposit products, including checking, savings, NOW, time deposit, and money market accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and other depository services.

Union Bankshares Corp holds 1.74% of its portfolio in Union Bankshares Corporation for 146,090 shares. Vaughan Nelson Investment Management L.P. owns 2.20 million shares or 0.92% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Martin & Co Inc Tn has 0.8% invested in the company for 69,246 shares. The Virginia-based Outfitter Advisors Ltd. has invested 0.7% in the stock. Banc Funds Co Llc, a Illinois-based fund reported 386,248 shares.

The stock decreased 4.38% or $1.65 during the last trading session, reaching $35.98. About 420,976 shares traded or 24.08% up from the average. Union Bankshares Corporation (UBSH) has risen 21.53% since February 6, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 4.83% the S&P500.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 buy, and 0 selling transactions for $49,730 activity.

Among 8 analysts covering MFA Mortgage (NYSE:MFA), 1 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 13% are positive. MFA Mortgage had 15 analyst reports since January 15, 2016 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by Wells Fargo on Friday, January 15. The rating was downgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Monday, January 18. The rating was upgraded by Wells Fargo to “Market Perform” on Monday, May 8. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, August 3. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Overweight” on Tuesday, January 26. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, October 20 by JMP Securities. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to “Mkt Perform” rating in Tuesday, September 6 report. The firm has “Underperform” rating by Wells Fargo given on Monday, April 11. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, June 15 by Compass Point. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12 with “Hold”.

MFA Financial, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $2.71 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 9.36 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.

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