AGNC Investment (AGNC) Earns Market Perform Rating from Wells Fargo & Company
AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reissued by investment analysts at Wells Fargo & Company in a note issued to investors on Friday, MarketBeat Ratings reports. They presently have a $19.00 price objective on the real estate investment trust’s stock. Wells Fargo & Company’s target price indicates a potential downside of 5.09% from the company’s previous close.
A number of other analysts have also weighed in on the stock. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $25.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.09.
AGNC Investment (AGNC) traded up $0.12 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $20.02. 4,959,232 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,027,485. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 0.24 and a quick ratio of 0.24. The firm has a market cap of $7,830.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.98 and a beta of 0.15. AGNC Investment has a twelve month low of $17.30 and a twelve month high of $22.34.
Institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the business. FNY Managed Accounts LLC acquired a new position in shares of AGNC Investment during the third quarter worth $104,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC lifted its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment by 227.8% during the third quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 5,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $128,000 after purchasing an additional 4,100 shares during the period. Dana Investment Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of AGNC Investment during the third quarter worth $214,000. Capstone Asset Management Co. acquired a new position in shares of AGNC Investment during the second quarter worth $219,000. Finally, Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. acquired a new position in shares of AGNC Investment during the third quarter worth $223,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 65.71% of the company’s stock.
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AGNC Investment 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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