As Mfa Finl (MFA) Stock Declined, Holder Bluemountain Capital Management Cut Position; Shareholder Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Lifted Carnival (CCL) Position

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Bluemountain Capital Management Llc decreased its stake in Mfa Finl Inc (MFA) by 91.81% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc sold 2.24 million shares as the company’s stock declined 1.35% while stock markets rallied. The hedge fund held 200,000 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $1.45M, down from 2.44 million at the end of the previous reported quarter. Bluemountain Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Mfa Finl Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $3.20 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.56% or $0.04 during the last trading session, reaching $7.1. About 1.79 million shares traded. MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) has declined 4.83% since June 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 9.26% the S&P500. Some Historical MFA News: 13/03/2018 – #BREAKING: #Russia MFA spox Zakharova: Not a single British media will continue to be working in Russia if they shut down @RT_com; 08/05/2018 – MFA Financial 1Q EPS 20c; 26/04/2018 – Sputnik: #Syria supports #Hungary’s policies on migration, #MiddleEast – MFA; 29/05/2018 – Sputnik: #SyrianArmy doesn’t need permission from US to attack terrorists – MFA; 22/04/2018 – DJ MFA Financial Inc, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (MFA); 08/05/2018 – MFA Financial 1Q Net $83.4M; 19/04/2018 – “Aeroflot”, making regular flights between the Russian Federation and the United States, can stop them, as the crews have difficulty obtaining US visas – MFA RIA; 17/05/2018 – MFA Financial, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2018 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share; 08/05/2018 – MFA FINANCIAL INC – AS OF MARCH 31, 2018, BOOK VALUE PER COMMON SHARE WAS $7.62; 07/03/2018 MFA Financial, Inc. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.20 per Share

Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc increased its stake in Carnival Corp (CCL) by 26.55% based on its latest 2019Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc bought 18,250 shares as the company’s stock declined 5.71% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 86,985 shares of the marine transportation company at the end of 2019Q1, valued at $4.41 million, up from 68,735 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Pineno Levin & Ford Asset Management Inc who had been investing in Carnival Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.73 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $53.17. About 2.56 million shares traded. Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) has declined 17.02% since June 11, 2018 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 21.45% the S&P500. Some Historical CCL News: 22/04/2018 – DJ CARNIVAL CORP PAIRED CTF, Inst Holders, 1Q 2018 (CCL); 23/05/2018 – China will someday be the largest cruise market in the world, Carnival Corp CEO says; 09/05/2018 – Carnival Legend To Reposition To Tampa In 2019, Also Offer Exciting Longer-Length Voyages From Honolulu, Vancouver And Los Angeles Next Year; 09/03/2018 – St Thomas Source: VICC Seeking Parade Marshals, Convertible Vehicles for VI Carnival 2018; 22/03/2018 – Carnival Cumulative Advanced Bookings for the Remainder of 2018 Are in Line With the Prior Yr at Higher Prices; 15/05/2018 – Carnival Corp Launches Second of Four New Cruise Ships in 2018; 18/05/2018 – Princess Cruises Releases South America 2019-2020 Cruise Vacations; 22/03/2018 – CARNIVAL – EXPECTS 2018 FY NET CRUISE COSTS EXCLUDING FUEL PER ALBD IN CONSTANT CURRENCY COMPARED TO PRIOR YEAR TO BE UP ABOUT 1.0 PERCENT; 23/03/2018 – Princess Cruises Sails to the “Rhythm of the Caribbean” by Introducing New lmmersive Cultural Experiences; 13/03/2018 – Carnival Group Expects 2017 Net Profit About Eight Times Higher Than Year Ago

Bluemountain Capital Management Llc, which manages about $27.77B and $8.97 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Zebra Technologies Corp (NASDAQ:ZBRA) by 24,572 shares to 65,045 shares, valued at $13.63M in 2019Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Match Group Inc by 26,530 shares in the quarter, for a total of 45,982 shares, and has risen its stake in Msci Inc (NYSE:MSCI).

Analysts await MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.19 earnings per share, up 11.76% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.17 per share. MFA’s profit will be $85.61 million for 9.34 P/E if the $0.19 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.17 actual earnings per share reported by MFA Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.76% EPS growth.

More notable recent MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Financial Sector Update for 05/30/2019: JPM,CNO,AIG,MFA – Nasdaq” on May 30, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Here’s What Hedge Funds Think About MFA Financial, Inc. (MFA) – Yahoo Finance” published on April 26, 2019, Globenewswire.com published: “KBW Announces Index Rebalancing for Fourth-Quarter 2018 – GlobeNewswire” on December 14, 2018. More interesting news about MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) were released by: Prnewswire.com and their article: “MFA Financial, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2019 Preferred Dividend of $0.46875 per Share – PRNewswire” published on February 15, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “MFA Financial Baby Bonds: A High-Yield Bet On The Mortgage Market – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: November 08, 2018.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.27 in Q1 2019. Its up 0.07, from 1.2 in 2018Q4. It improved, as 22 investors sold MFA shares while 60 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 73 raised stakes. 337.62 million shares or 0.55% more from 335.77 million shares in 2018Q4 were reported. Tci Wealth Advsrs Inc reported 0.01% of its portfolio in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Earnest Prtnrs Ltd, Georgia-based fund reported 57 shares. Parkside Comml Bank Tru invested 0.01% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA). Voya Invest Management Limited Liability Company holds 521,004 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Aqr Management Lc, Connecticut-based fund reported 38,450 shares. Exane Derivatives reported 261 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wasatch Advsr owns 2.08M shares for 0.16% of their portfolio. National Bank Of Montreal Can holds 0% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) or 3,863 shares. Van Eck Associates owns 1.01M shares. State Common Retirement Fund holds 0.01% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) or 830,600 shares. Acadian Asset Lc holds 0.02% or 600,188 shares in its portfolio. Geode Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.02% invested in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) for 9.18M shares. Eqis Capital owns 0.06% invested in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA) for 99,874 shares. Dean Cap Management holds 2.45% or 200,495 shares. Nuveen Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company invested 0.01% in MFA Financial, Inc. (NYSE:MFA).

Since December 26, 2018, it had 1 insider buy, and 2 sales for $518,842 activity. $119,688 worth of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) was sold by PEREZ ARNALDO on Friday, January 11. $1.00M worth of Carnival Corporation (NYSE:CCL) was bought by DONALD ARNOLD W on Wednesday, December 26.

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