AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) to Issue $0.18 Feb 18 Dividend

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared a feb 18 dividend on Tuesday, February 13th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, March 8th. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ AGNC) traded up $0.08 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $18.94. The stock had a trading volume of 2,559,157 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,929,708. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,320.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.66 and a beta of -0.01. 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 has a 1-year low of $17.94 and a 1-year high of $22.34.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $212.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.32 million. AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 12.17% and a net margin of 86.72%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.64 earnings per share. analysts expect that AGNC Investment will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on AGNC shares. Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a report on Friday, October 27th. Barclays dropped their target price on AGNC Investment from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $19.50 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment in a report on Thursday, February 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, BidaskClub raised AGNC Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, December 29th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. AGNC Investment presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.63.

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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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