West Family Investments Lowered Mfa Finl (MFA) Position; Gladstone Capital (GLAD)’s Sentiment Is 1.24

January 14, 2018 - By Adrian Erickson

The stock increased 1.18% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $9.42. About 177,591 shares traded or 8.74% up from the average. Gladstone Capital Corporation (GLAD) has risen 40.20% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 23.50% the S&P500.

West Family Investments Inc decreased Mfa Finl Inc (MFA) stake by 37.33% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. West Family Investments Inc sold 450,039 shares as Mfa Finl Inc (MFA)’s stock rose 1.75%. The West Family Investments Inc holds 755,381 shares with $6.62M value, down from 1.21M last quarter. Mfa Finl Inc now has $3.10B valuation. The stock increased 0.26% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $7.8. About 1.27 million shares traded. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has risen 16.50% since January 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 0.20% the S&P500.

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 firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, April 7 by Wood. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, January 15 by Wells Fargo. The stock of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) earned “Mkt Perform” rating by FBR Capital on Tuesday, September 6. As per Tuesday, January 26, the company rating was upgraded by JP Morgan. Wells Fargo upgraded the shares of MFA in report on Monday, May 8 to “Market Perform” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, June 6 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Compass Point downgraded MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) rating on Wednesday, June 15. Compass Point has “Sell” rating and $7 target. The stock has “Market Perform” rating by JMP Securities on Friday, October 20. The stock of MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, August 9. As per Friday, November 3, the company rating was maintained by FBR Capital.

West Family Investments Inc increased Conocophillips (NYSE:COP) stake by 6,950 shares to 7,200 valued at $360,000 in 2017Q3. It also upped Tcg Bdc Inc stake by 45,400 shares and now owns 345,400 shares. Nustar Energy Lp (NYSE:NS) was raised too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.02 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.39, from 1.41 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 19 investors sold MFA shares while 73 reduced holdings. 27 funds opened positions while 67 raised stakes. 313.36 million shares or 0.58% more from 311.54 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Cwm Ltd invested in 262 shares. The Colorado-based Centurylink has invested 0.52% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). British Columbia – Canada-based Pacad Invest Limited has invested 0.09% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Whittier Tru Co stated it has 0% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Commonwealth Equity Incorporated owns 0% invested in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) for 78,039 shares. Blb&B Advsr Limited Liability reported 21,720 shares. Swiss Bankshares invested 0.01% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Congress Asset Mngmt Ma has 97,301 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Garrison Bradford & Assoc accumulated 20,000 shares. Suntrust Banks, Georgia-based fund reported 31,080 shares. Cibc Ww Markets accumulated 0% or 36,054 shares. Employees Retirement Of Ohio stated it has 184,070 shares. Aperio Group Lc holds 0.14% or 2.92M shares in its portfolio. Exane Derivatives holds 0% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) for 955 shares. Geode Cap Mgmt Limited Company stated it has 0.02% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA).

Analysts await MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report earnings on February, 15. They expect $0.20 earnings per share, up 11.11% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.18 per share. MFA’s profit will be $79.38M for 9.75 P/E if the $0.20 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.15 actual earnings per share reported by MFA Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 33.33% EPS growth.

Analysts await Gladstone Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:GLAD) to report earnings on February, 14. They expect $0.21 EPS, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year’s $0.21 per share. GLAD’s profit will be $5.59 million for 11.21 P/E if the $0.21 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.21 actual EPS reported by Gladstone Capital Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 0.00% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 1 insider buy, and 0 selling transactions for $77,045 activity.

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