AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) announced a jan 18 dividend on Thursday, January 11th, RTT News reports. Investors of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, February 8th. This represents a dividend yield of 11.09%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, January 30th.
AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded down $0.33 on Friday, hitting $18.48. 6,399,376 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,180,000. AGNC Investment has a twelve month low of $18.46 and a twelve month high of $22.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a current ratio of 0.24. The company has a market capitalization of $7,100.00, a P/E ratio of 9.43 and a beta of -0.01.
AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating 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 12.17%. The firm had revenue of $212.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $204.32 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.64 earnings per share. equities analysts anticipate that AGNC Investment will post 2.38 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on AGNC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AGNC Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “market perform” rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a report on Friday, December 1st. Bank of America upgraded shares of AGNC Investment from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday. Finally, Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price target on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus 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).
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