Feb 16 (Reuters) - MFA Financial Inc :
* MFA Financial, Inc. announces fourth quarter 2016 financial results
* Q4 earnings per share $0.18
* Q4 earnings per share view $0.19 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S
* Estimated net effective duration, a gauge of MFA's interest rate sensitivity, remains low and measured 0.71 at quarter-end.
* MFA Financial Inc - qtrly net interest income $62.7 million versus $72 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: