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American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.12, American Banking and Market News reports. The company had revenue of $421.00 million for the quarter. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.89 earnings per share.

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 21.06 on Tuesday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 1-year low of $18.84 and a 1-year high of $33.31. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $20.09 and a 200-day moving average of $21.64. The company has a market cap of $8.094 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 3.61.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Zacks upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, January 16th. They now have a $21.00 price target on the stock. On a related note, analysts at Ned Davis Research upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note to investors on Monday, December 23rd. Finally, analysts at Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note to investors on Thursday, December 19th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $24.24.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) is a real estate investment trust (REIT).

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