Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have earned an average rating of “Hold” from the eleven analysts that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have covered the stock in the last year is $19.61.

A number of research firms have issued reports on AGNC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research note on Tuesday, July 4th. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 target price on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. BidaskClub raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up 0.28% on Thursday, reaching $21.56. 1,095,010 shares of the company traded hands. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 12 month low of $17.30 and a 12 month high of $22.34. The company has a market capitalization of $7.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.51 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a 50-day moving average price of $21.48 and a 200-day moving average price of $21.06.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.60 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $181.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $203.44 million. American Capital Agency Corp. had a net margin of 161.49% and a return on equity of 12.08%. American Capital Agency Corp.’s revenue was down 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $0.73 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.53 EPS for the current year.

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Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in AGNC. Comerica Bank raised its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 10.5% during the 1st quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 36,617 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $782,000 after buying an additional 3,465 shares in the last quarter. Sei Investments Co. raised its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 10.0% during the 1st quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 65,254 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,298,000 after buying an additional 5,949 shares in the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. raised its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 70.6% during the 1st quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 578,793 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $11,525,000 after buying an additional 239,520 shares in the last quarter. United Services Automobile Association raised its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 60.4% during the 1st quarter. United Services Automobile Association now owns 159,847 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,179,000 after buying an additional 60,177 shares in the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC raised its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 12.1% during the 1st quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,314,969 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $46,044,000 after buying an additional 249,586 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 56.10% of the company’s stock.

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).

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