Research Reports Initiation on REIT Stocks -- Colony Capital, MFA Financial, Chimera Investment, and Brandywine Realty Trust

Sep 08, 2016, 08:00 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Real estate investment trusts (REITs) have always been favored for their diversification benefits, making them attractive to a number of investors. In August 2016, REITs, which fell under the Financials, debuted as their own sector in major indexes, including the S&P 500. This morning, turns its attention to four Diversified REITs to see how they have fared over the last few trading sessions: Colony Capital Inc. (NYSE: CLNY), MFA Financial Inc. (NYSE: MFA), Chimera Investment Corp. (NYSE: CIM), and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE: BDN). Learn more about these stocks by downloading their free report at:

Colony Capital  

Los Angeles, California-based Colony Capital Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session at $19.02, rising 1.28%. A total volume of 2.48 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 1.76 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 4.45% and 6.75%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 2.72% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 9.76% and 11.68%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Colony Capital, which invests in the real estate markets of North America and Europe, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 71.84.

On August 8th, 2016, Colony Capital reported total income of $271.6 million and net income attributable to common stockholders of $43.0 million, or $0.38 per basic share, for Q2 2016. The company's Core FFO was $100.4 million, or $0.75 per basic share, and FFO was $78.6 million, or $0.58 per basic share. The free research report on CLNY is available at:

MFA Financial  

Shares in New York headquartered MFA Financial Inc. ended yesterday's session 0.77% higher at $7.84 with a total volume of 1.75 million shares traded. The stock has gained 0.90% in the past month, 10.63% in the previous three months, and 25.82% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 3.91% above their 50-day moving average and 16.29% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of MFA Financial, which operates as a REIT in the US, have an RSI of 61.49.

On August 3rd, 2016, MA financial reported Q2 2016 net income available to common shareholders of $75.2 million, or $0.20 per common share. As of June 30th, 2016, book value per common share was $7.41. The Agency MBS portfolio had an average amortized cost basis of 103.8% of par as of June 30th, 2016, and generated a 1.96% yield in Q2. The complimentary report on MFA can be downloaded at:

Chimera Investment  

On Wednesday, New York-based Chimera Investment Corp.'s stock rose 0.60%, to close the day at $16.86. A total volume of 1.43 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 2.68% in the last one month, 11.94% in the previous three months, and 37.03% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.75% above its 50-day moving average and 23.16% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Chimera Investment, which operates as a real estate investment trust in the US, have an RSI of 66.02.

On August 3rd, 2016, Chimera Investment reported Q2 2016 net income of $74.13 million compared to net income of $116.19 in the year ago period. The company generated net interest income of $137.87 million in the reported quarter, down from net interest income of $149.76 million in Q2 2015. Additionally, Chimera's Board of Directors declared its Q3 cash dividend of $0.48 per common share. The dividend is payable October 27th, 2016, to common stockholders of record on September 30th, 2016.

On August 09th, 2016, research firm Deutsche Bank reiterated its 'Hold' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $14.50 a share to $17.50 a share. Visit us today and download our complete research report on CIM for free at:

Brandywine Realty Trust 

Shares in Radnor, Pennsylvania-based Brandywine Realty Trust ended the day 1.27% higher at $16.78 and with a total volume of 1.06 million shares traded. The stock has gained 1.21% in the last one month, 4.51% in the previous three months, and 26.75% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.72% and 17.05%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Brandywine Realty Trust, which invests in real estate markets of the US, have an RSI of 58.19. Get free access to your technical report on BDN at:


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