Shares of MFA Financial Inc.
sank 0.21% to $4.66 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's fall snapped a three-day winning streak. MFA Financial Inc. closed $0.24 below 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 Thursday, as PennyMac Mortgage Investment Trust
fell 0.55% to $20.02, Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc.
rose 0.31% to $3.26, and New York Mortgage Trust Inc.
fell 0.46% to $4.34. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 812,120 below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.