MFA Financial, Inc. (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 14, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.5 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 10,
2013. Shareholders who purchased MFA stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
150% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of MFA was $9.47,
representing a 0% decrease from the 52 week high of $9.47 and a
35.09% increase over the 52 week low of $7.01.
MFA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes
companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). MFA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $.83. Zacks Investment Research reports MFA's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.4%, compared to an industry
average of -8.6%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to MFA through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MFA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund (
- PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF (
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI Multi-Asset Diversified
- iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund (
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKL with an increase of
9.05% over the last 100 days. REM has the highest percent weighting
of MFA at 4.5%.