MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)

Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: American Airlines, Apple, Bed Bath & Beyond, Box, Cisco, HP, Kroger, Netflix, PG&E, UnitedHealth and More

Stocks were indicated to open lower on Thursday after reports that China-U.S. trade talks were not on as positive ground as had been reported a day earlier. Earnings season will ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Best Buy, Emerson Electric, Genpact, IBM, Lululemon, Manchester United, Sherwin-Williams, SCANA and More

Stocks were hammered on Friday as global growth concerns continued to weigh on the markets, and Monday morning equity futures indexes tried to tick up but just dribbled lower ahead ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Baidu, Barclays, Celgene, HPE, Intel, Kimberly-Clark, Lululemon, PayPal, Stratasys and More

Stocks have hit new highs this week and went over 23,000 for the first time. Even after a weak opening on Thursday, the market managed to come back, and shares ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Intel, LINN, MFA Financial, Kors, Time, Yahoo!, Chuy’s and More

Stocks were indicated much higher on Wednesday after the mid-term elections created a swing in the balance of power in the United States. Investors have shown repeatedly that they will ...
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6 Analyst Stocks Under $10 With Huge Upside Calls

The markets have bounced handily from their lows, and investors are showing over and over that they will buy value or overlooked stocks when they can. 24/7 Wall St. reviews ...
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Analyst Has Two Solid Dividend Yields Averaging 10%

A research report came out on Monday, when many investors were still out enjoying an extended Fourth of July holiday, talking up two of the key mortgage real estate investment ...
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Larry Summers May Have Saved Battered High-Dividend Mortgage REITs

It was no secret that Larry Summers, the former candidate to replace Ben Bernanke as the chairman of the Federal Reserve, was no big fan of the current easy money policies. ...
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Sterne Agee Sees More Book Value Risks for High-Yield Dividend MBS REITs

The analyst team at Sterne Agee has updated its book value estimates for the high-yield mortgage-backed securities (MBS) real estate investment trust (REIT) sector. The move is based on rising ...
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Sterne Agee Lowers Mortgage REIT Dividends and Book Values: Annaly, PennyMac and Others

Sterne Agee has downgraded many targets on its mortgage REIT sector. Investors can find extremely high-yield dividends here, often north of 10%, but the risk versus reward often can be ...
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No Bears Hibernating in High Dividend Mortgage REITs

The recent rise in long-term interest rates is crushing the high dividend mortgage REIT sector, as investors are looking to pare down their exposure to riskier assets and assets that ...
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Bear Market in Bonds Could Crush Mortgage REITs and Their High-Yield Dividends

Rising interest rates on 10-year Treasuries suddenly may start competing against the high-dividend and high-yield stock sectors. The real question is which sectors will hold up and which ones will fall ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades (AEO, NLY, CMO, CHKP, CIT, DRYS, FSP, FTR, GPS, HTS, IVR, JBLU, MFA, NTAP, PANW, RSG, SDRL, TGI)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall St. research calls this Friday. American Eagle Outfitters Inc. (NYSE: AEO) cut to Market Perform at ...
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QE3 May Pose At Least Some Dividend Risks To High-Yield Mortgage REITS (NLY, AGNC, CIM, MFA, STWD, IVR, HTS, CYS, ANH, MORT)

Ben Bernanke and the FOMC delivered today on the promise of quantitative easing to start buying mortgage-backed securities to the tune of $40 billion per month.  The measure would allow for ...
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Short Sellers Showed Mixed Outlook in Mortgage REITs (AGNC, NLY, ANH, CMO, CIM, HTS, IVR, MFA)

Investors are looking for yield, but many investors and speculators are betting against the highest dividend yield sectors.  There are perhaps no higher dividends to be had than in the ...
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New Mortgage REIT ETF Highlights Double-Digit Dividend Yields (MORT, NLY, AGNC, CIM, MFA, HTS)

Investors now have yet one more option to choose from when it comes to investing in mortgage REITs.  Van Eck Global has now launched the Market Vectors Mortgage REIT Income ...
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