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Equities researchers at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods decreased their price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) from $25.50 to $24.00 in a research report issued on Wednesday, StockRatingsNetwork.com reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods’ target price would suggest a potential upside of 10.24% from the company’s current price.

A number of other analysts have also recently weighed in on AGNC. Analysts at Barclays cut their price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $24.00 to $22.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group cut their price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $23.00 to $22.00 in a research note to investors on Wednesday. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research note to investors on Wednesday. They now have a $22.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $20.00. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. American Capital Agency Corp. presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $23.81.

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up 2.06% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $21.77. The stock had a trading volume of 9,181,403 shares. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 52-week low of $18.84 and a 52-week high of $33.31. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $20.15 and its 200-day moving average is $21.64. The company has a market cap of $8.366 billion and a P/E ratio of 3.67. American Capital Agency Corp. also was the recipient of unusually large options trading activity on Tuesday. Stock traders purchased 5,093 put options on the stock. This is an increase of approximately 171% compared to the average volume of 1,876 put options.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 4th. The company reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.63 by $0.12. The company had revenue of $421.00 million for the quarter. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.89 earnings per share.

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

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