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Hold MFA
down 5.67 %

America First Mortgage Investments, Inc. (MFA) downgraded to Hold with price target $7 by Jefferies & Co

Posted on: Monday,  Mar 8, 2010  8:25 AM ET by Jefferies & Co

Jefferies & Co rated Hold mfa financial inc (NYSE: MFA) on 03/08/2010. Previously Jefferies & Co rated Buy mfa financial inc (NYSE: MFA)
on 12/11/2009., when the stock price was $7.58. Since then, mfa financial inc has lost 5.67% as of 03/08/2010's recent price of $7.15.
If you would have followed the previous Jefferies & Co's recommendation on MFA, you would have lost 5.67% of your investment in 87 days.

MFA Mortgage Investments, Inc. is a real estate investment trust primarily engaged in the business of investing, on a leveraged basis, in mortgage-backed securities (MBS). The Company’s assets consist of hybrid and adjustable-rate MBS (collectively, ARM-MBS) issued or guaranteed by a federally chartered corporation, such as Federal National Mortgage Association or the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, or an agency of the United States Government, such as the Government National Mortgage Association, ARM-MBS rated by at least one nationally recognized rating agency, and MBS-related receivables and cash. At December 31, 2007, 94.8% of total assets consisted of Agency MBS, 5.1% consisted of non-Agency AAA-rated MBS. Non-Agency MBS rated below AAA unrated, comprised less than 0.1% of its remaining assets. In addition, the Company, through its wholly owned subsidiaries, provides investment advisory services to third-party institutions with respect to their MBS portfolio investments.

Our focus on growing and mid-sized companies enables us to identify unique investment ideas, which can make the difference in a tough market. Jefferies' research effort covers U.S. & International equity, high yield, convertibles, investment grade fixed income and post-reorganization securities, as well as special situations and quantitative research. The more than 120-person team of research professionals covers over 1,200 companies in more than 40 industries worldwide. Our analysts focus on identifying emerging industry themes and dig deeper to provide in-depth, thought provoking, objective research. Our analysts use a variety of quantitative and qualitative tools, integrating field analysis, proprietary channel checks and ongoing dialogue with the managements of the companies they cover. We utilize the latest technologies to deliver a research product that is timely, differentiated, and tailored to each customer's needs. Regular client access to companies and their management teams is provided through a wide variety of Jefferies hosted industry conferences, company management meetings and on-site tours.
Stock Market Advice
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
3/8/2010 8:25 AM Hold
None
7.15 7.00
as of 12/31/2010
1 Week   
1 Month   
3 Months   
1 YTD down  -2.72 %
Previous Recommendations
Date/Time (ET)SymbolRatingTermPrice (*)Target
12/11/2009 8:25 AM Buy
None
7.58 9.00

(*) Stock Price at the time of the recommendation.
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