American Capital Agency Corp. Announces Oct 17 Dividend of $0.18 (AGNC)
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) announced a oct 17 dividend on Thursday, October 12th, RTT News reports. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, November 9th. The ex-dividend date is Monday, October 30th.
Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ AGNC) traded up 0.28% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $21.56. 3,712,913 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. American Capital Agency Corp. has a one year low of $17.30 and a one year high of $22.34. The firm has a market capitalization of $7.67 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.51 and a beta of 0.20. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $21.48 and a 200 day moving average of $21.06.
American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate 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 firm had revenue of $181.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.44 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.73 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was down 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Several brokerages have recently weighed in on AGNC. BidaskClub upgraded American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. American Capital Agency Corp. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.61.
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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