Equities research analysts forecast that American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) will report earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63 for the current fiscal quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have provided estimates for American Capital Agency Corp.’s earnings. The lowest EPS estimate is $0.62 and the highest is $0.66. American Capital Agency Corp. posted earnings per share of $0.64 during the same quarter last year, which suggests a negative year over year growth rate of 1.6%. The company is scheduled to announce its next earnings report on Monday, October 23rd.

On average, analysts expect that American Capital Agency Corp. will report full-year earnings of $2.56 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.52 to $2.62. For the next financial year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $2.40 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.10 to $2.68. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover American Capital Agency Corp..

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.07. American Capital Agency Corp. had a return on equity of 12.08% and a net margin of 161.49%. The business had revenue of $181.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.44 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.73 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Credit Suisse Group reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $20.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.14.

Large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 1.8% during the 1st quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 18,670 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $371,000 after acquiring an additional 334 shares in the last quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado boosted its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 1.1% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 62,487 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,330,000 after acquiring an additional 658 shares in the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. boosted its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 6.6% during the 1st quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 11,310 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $225,000 after acquiring an additional 700 shares in the last quarter. IFP Advisors Inc boosted its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. IFP Advisors Inc now owns 130,986 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,789,000 after acquiring an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Level Four Advisory Services LLC boosted its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 8.5% during the 1st quarter. Level Four Advisory Services LLC now owns 11,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $235,000 after acquiring an additional 913 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 60.77% of the company’s stock.

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Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 21.11 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.51 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.42 and a beta of 0.20. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $21.32 and its 200-day moving average price is $20.78. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 52-week low of $17.30 and a 52-week high of $22.34.

The firm also recently announced a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 10th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 28th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s payout ratio is presently 44.63%.

About American Capital Agency Corp.

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).

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