Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) Stock Price

News articles about AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AGNC Investment earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.6846266774613 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Several equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Wells Fargo & Company reiterated a “market perform” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AGNC Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 price target on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.18.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ AGNC) traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $20.32. 6,859,245 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,039,629. AGNC Investment has a twelve month low of $17.30 and a twelve month high of $22.34. The company has a current ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The firm has a market capitalization of $7,950.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.88 and a beta of 0.14.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. AGNC Investment had a net margin of 145.02% and a return on equity of 12.00%. The firm had revenue of $178.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.50 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.67 earnings per share. equities analysts expect that AGNC Investment will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.18 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 11%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. AGNC Investment’s payout ratio is currently 53.33%.

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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).

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