MFA Financial, Inc. ( MFA ) will begin trading ex-dividend on July 10, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.22 per share is scheduled to be paid on July 31, 2013. Shareholders who purchased MFA stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an -4.35% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $8.18, the dividend yield is 10.76%.
The previous trading day's last sale of MFA was $8.18, representing a -14.7% decrease from the 52 week high of $9.59 and a 9.07% increase over the 52 week low of $7.50.
MFA is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). MFA's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $.81. Zacks Investment Research reports MFA's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 5.21%, compared to an industry average of -1.4%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the MFA Dividend History page.
Interested in gaining exposure to MFA through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have MFA as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Mortgage Real Estate Capped ETF ( REM )
- PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD )
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund VI Multi-Asset Diversified In ( MDIV )
- iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund ( JKL ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is MDIV with an increase of 12.94% over the last 100 days. REM has the highest percent weighting of MFA at 4.57%.
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