QS Investors LLC raised its position in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 22.9% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 476,850 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 88,905 shares during the period. QS Investors LLC owned about 0.12% of AGNC Investment worth $9,628,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. Advisors Preferred LLC boosted its position in AGNC Investment by 1,328.9% during the 4th quarter. Advisors Preferred LLC now owns 5,001 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $101,000 after buying an additional 4,651 shares during the period. FNY Managed Accounts LLC purchased a new stake in AGNC Investment during the 3rd quarter valued at $104,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC boosted its position in AGNC Investment by 227.8% during the 3rd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 5,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $128,000 after buying an additional 4,100 shares during the period. Advantage Investment Management LLC purchased a new stake in AGNC Investment during the 4th quarter valued at $131,000. Finally, Victory Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in AGNC Investment by 154.5% during the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,567 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $133,000 after buying an additional 3,987 shares during the period. 67.90% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
In related news, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 13,500 shares of AGNC Investment stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $18.54, for a total transaction of $250,290.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Company insiders own 0.47% of the company’s stock.
Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at $18.50 on Monday. AGNC Investment Corp. has a 12-month low of $17.84 and a 12-month high of $22.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.24 and a quick ratio of 0.24. The company has a market cap of $7,239.36, a PE ratio of 9.44 and a beta of 0.03.
AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. AGNC Investment had a net margin of 86.72% and a return on equity of 11.89%. The firm had revenue of $212.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $204.32 million. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.64 EPS. research analysts predict that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently declared a feb 18 dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a yield of 11.45%. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 110.20%.
About AGNC Investment
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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