2. As of noon trading, MFA Financial ( MFA) is down $0.10 (-1.2%) to $8.01 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of MFA Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $8.00-$8.15 after having opened the day at $8.13 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $8.11. MFA Financial, Inc., a real estate investment trust (REIT), invests in residential agency and non-agency mortgage-backed securities (MBS). MFA Financial has a market cap of $2.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are up 0.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate MFA Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 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 attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full MFA Financial Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.