Owners of MFA Financial (NYSE: MFA) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 50 cents per share. At a price of $9.53 as of 9:36 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 8.4%. The average volume for MFA Financial has been 3.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. MFA Financial has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the real estate industry. Shares are up 17.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: Jim Cramer's Protégé, Dave Peltier, only buys dividend stocks that have the potential for a 3% to 4% yield and 10% growth. Get his best picks for less than $50/year. 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 11.41. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate MFA Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates MFA Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. You can view the full MFA Financial Ratings Report now.