Shares of MFA Financial Inc.
dropped 0.63% to $4.72 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.10% to 34,798.00 and the NASDAQ Composite Index
falling 0.03% to 15,047.70. The stock’s fall snapped a three-day winning streak. MFA Financial Inc. closed $0.18 short of its 52-week high ($4.90), which the company reached on June 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
fell 0.56% to $19.64, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.
remained unchanged, and New York Mortgage Trust Inc.
fell 0.92% to $4.29. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.