Media headlines about American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Agency Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4552065155762 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- 3 Reasons This Is The Only Residential mREIT I Plan To Buy (seekingalpha.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Anticipate American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Will Announce Earnings of $0.63 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Receives Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” from Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Analyzing American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) and Its Competitors (americanbankingnews.com)
- AGNC Investment Corp. Declares Third Quarter Dividend on Its Series B and Series C Preferred Stock (finance.yahoo.com)
Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ AGNC) traded up 0.42% during trading on Tuesday, hitting $21.44. 5,012,368 shares of the stock traded hands. The company has a market cap of $7.62 billion, a PE ratio of 4.49 and a beta of 0.20. The company has a 50 day moving average of $21.34 and a 200-day moving average of $20.83. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 1-year low of $17.30 and a 1-year high of $22.34.
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 (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $181.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.44 million. American Capital Agency Corp. had a net margin of 161.49% and a return on equity of 12.08%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.73 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently declared a sep 17 dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 10th. Investors of record on Friday, September 29th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 28th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.63%.
Several analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd. Credit Suisse Group restated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Friday, July 28th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.14.
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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