American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) is set to announce its earnings results after the market closes on Wednesday, July 26th. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $0.60 per share for the quarter.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.64 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.05. American Capital Agency Corp. had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 158.34%. The firm had revenue of $198 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $227.90 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. On average, analysts expect American Capital Agency Corp. to post $2.43 EPS for the current fiscal year and $2.39 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 21.22 on Wednesday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 52-week low of $17.30 and a 52-week high of $22.34.

The business also recently announced a jul 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 7th. Shareholders of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, July 27th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 49.54%.

Several research analysts have weighed in on AGNC shares. Deutsche Bank AG upped their target price on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.50 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, April 28th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.50 target price on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. Finally, TheStreet upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “d+” rating to a “c” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $19.87.

In other news, Director Morris A. Davis sold 3,741 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.80, for a total value of $77,812.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.47% of the company’s stock.

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American Capital Agency Corp. Company Profile

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. Its investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by the United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively, GSEs).

Earnings History for American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

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