Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC) Can't Be Less Risky. Short Interest Decreased

Xavier Trudeau
Juin 19, 2017

(NASDAQ:AGNC) by 10.6% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. It is negative, as 193 investors sold AGNC Investment Corp shares while 1 reduced holdings. TheStreet upgraded American Capital Agency Corp. from a "d+" rating to a "c" rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 22nd.

Several other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of AGNC. American Capital Agency Corp. Penserra Capital Management LLC now owns 7,649 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $152,000 after buying an additional 2,261 shares during the last quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. purchased a new position in American Capital Agency Corp. during the fourth quarter valued at about $632,000. Global X Management Co. Wunderlich downgraded the shares of AGNC in report on Tuesday, October 27 to "Hold" rating. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 26,795,085 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $532,955,000 after buying an additional 1,177,783 shares during the period. Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp.by 134.5% in the third quarter. The analysts estimated EPS for the higher end at 0.67 and lower end at 0.54 while the year ago reported earnings per share was 0.55. Cypress Cap Management (Wy) has invested 0% in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC).

Among 12 analysts covering American Capital Agency Corp. It looks like traders are happy with the stock. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $20.62 and a 200 day moving average of $19.57. The company has a market capitalization of $7.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 4.96 and a beta of 0.25. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 26th.

American Capital Agency Corp. had a return on equity of 11.46% and a net margin of 158.34%. The company had revenue of $198 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $227.90 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.50 to $19.00 and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. The stock has "Neutral" rating by Nomura on Friday, July 8. Declares Monthly Common Stock Dividend of $0.18 per ..." published on June 14, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com's news article titled: "AGNC: "The Secret To This 10% Yield" with publication date: "June 05, 2017. As per Thursday, December 15, the company rating was downgraded by Bank of America. American Capital Agency Corp.'s payout ratio is now 49.54%.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION NOTICE: "CIBC World Markets Inc". If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was stolen and republished in violation of US & global trademark and copyright law. (NASDAQ:AGNC) Director Morris A. Davis sold 3,741 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Capital Agency Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $24.00 price target for the company in a research report on Tuesday, May 2nd. The stock has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $20.00.

American Capital Agency Corp. has a 1-year low of $17.30 and a 1-year high of $22.06. Wells Fargo & Company lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from an "outperform" rating to a "market perform" rating and set a $20.50 price objective on the stock.in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Rating Scale; where 1.0 rating means Strong Buy, 2.0 rating signify Buy, 3.0 recommendation reveals Hold, 4.0 rating score shows Sell and 5.0 displays Strong Sell signal. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.80, for a total transaction of $77,812.80. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 0.47% of the company's stock.

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Firm invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. The Business's 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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