AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared a monthly dividend on Wednesday, December 13th, Wall Street Journal reports. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Tuesday, January 9th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 28th.

Shares of AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up $0.03 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $20.31. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 4,353,634 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,020,792. The company has a market capitalization of $7,950.00, a PE ratio of 8.00 and a beta of 0.14. AGNC Investment has a 12 month low of $17.30 and a 12 month high of $22.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a current ratio of 0.24.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $178.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $177.50 million. AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 145.02%. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.67 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that AGNC Investment will post 2.55 EPS for the current year.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. BidaskClub upgraded AGNC Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.38.

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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).

Dividend History for AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC)

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