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Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- MFA Financial (NYSE: MFA) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $9.51, above its previous 52-week high of $9.47 with 3.2 million shares traded as of 3:21 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 3.2 million shares over the past 30 days. MFA Financial has a market cap of $3.35 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 16.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. MFA Financial, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in residential agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The company has a P/E ratio of 11.3, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.