Trader’s Buzzers: MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) & Owens Corning Inc (NYSE:OC)

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MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)

MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. operates as a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing in mortgage-backed securities. The company also has indirect investment in Lealand Place, a multifamily apartment property located in Lawrenceville, Georgia. In addition, it provides investment advisory services to a third-party institution with respect to their MBS portfolio investments.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA)’s Financial Overview

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE) declined -0.13% yesterday to close its trading session at $7.41. The company has 1 year Price Target of $7.4. MFA Financial, Inc. has 52-Week high of $8.15 and 52-Week Low of $6.4. The stock touched its 52-Week High on 8.15 and 52-Week Low on 6.40. The stock traded with the volume of 1.87 Million shares yesterday. The firm shows the market capitalization of $3.37 Billion.

MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE) reported its last quarterly earnings on 9/29/2018 where the firm reported its Actual EPS of $0.19/share against the analyst consensus estimate of $0.18/share. The difference between the actual and expected EPS is $0.01 a share with a surprise factor of 5.6%.

The firm is trading with SMA20 of 1.93 Percent, SMA50 of 4.84 Percent and SMA200 of -0.1 percent. MFA Financial, Inc. has P/S value of 5.38 while its P/B value stands at 0.89. Similarly, the company has Return on Assets of 3 percent, Return on Equity of 9.8 percent and Return on Investment of 3.2 Percent. The company shows Gross Margin and Operating Margin of 66.5 percent and 54.6 percent respectively.

The Stock currently has Analyst’ mean Recommendation of 2.7 where the scale is from 1 to 5, 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Sell.

The 5 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for MFA Financial Inc have a median target of 7.50, with a high estimate of 8.00 and a low estimate of 7.00. The median estimate represents a +1.21% increase from the last price of 7.41.

MFA Financial, Inc. is expected* to report earnings on 02/21/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 2 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $0.17. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $0.24.

Owens Corning Inc (NYSE:OC)

Owens Corning is a world leader in building materials systems and composite solutions. Owens Corning people redefine what is possible each day to deliver high-quality products and services ranging from insulation, roofing, siding and stone, to glass composite materials used in transportation, electronics, telecommunications and other high-performance applications. Owens Corning has become a market-leading innovator of glass-fiber technology with sales.

Owens Corning Inc (NYSE:OC)’s Financial Outlook

The 17 analysts offering 12-month price forecasts for Owens Corning have a median target of 55.00, with a high estimate of 78.00 and a low estimate of 45.00. The median estimate represents a +0.26% increase from the last price of 54.86.

Owens Corning Inc is expected* to report earnings on 02/20/2019 before market open. The report will be for the fiscal Quarter ending Dec 2018. According to Zacks Investment Research, based on 9 analysts’ forecasts, the consensus EPS forecast for the quarter is $1.28. The reported EPS for the same quarter last year was $1.11.

According to Zacks Investment Research, Owens Corning Inc has a Consensus Recommendation of 2.2. (The Scale is from 1-5 where 1 means Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell).

The Stock surged 3.45% and closed its last trading session at $54.86. The company has the market capitalization of $5.99 Billion. The stock has 52-week high of $88.57 and 52-Week low of $40.64. The firm touched its 52-Week high on 88.57 and 52-Week low on 40.64. The company has volume of 1.42 Million shares. The company has a total of 109.26 Million shares outstanding.

Owens Corning Inc (NYSE) in the last quarter reported its actual EPS of $1.54/share where the analyst estimated EPS was $1.65/share. The difference between the actual and Estimated EPS is $-0.11. This shows a surprise factor of -6.7 percent.

The company has YTD performance of 24.74 percent. Beta for Owens Corning Inc stands at 1.22 while its ATR (average true range) is 1.61. The company has Weekly Volatility of 2.92%% and Monthly Volatility of 3.39%%.

Owens Corning Inc has distance from 20-day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of 9.69%, Distance from 50-Day Simple Moving Average of 15.54 percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of -2.02%.

The Company currently has ROA (Return on Assets) of 3.8 percent, Return on Equity (ROE) of 8.9 Percent and Return on Investment (ROI) of 7.3% with Gross margin of 23.6 percent and Operating & Profit margin of 10.6% and 5.3% respectively.

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