AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) At an average analyst rating of “Hold”.

Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC – Get Rating ) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the eleven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 12-month target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $13.00.

A number of analysts have commented on AGNC shares. Maxim Group cut their target price on shares of AGNC Investment from $17.00 to $13.00 in a research report on Wednesday, May 4th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their price objective on shares of AGNC Investment to $12.50 and set a “no” rating on the stock in a research report on Monday, May 16th. StockNews.com began coverage on shares of AGNC Investment in a research report on Thursday, March 31st. They assign a “hold” rating to the stock. Royal Bank of Canada reduced their price objective on shares of AGNC Investment from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut shares of AGNC Investment from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating and reduced their target price for the company from $14.50 to $11.50 in a research report on Monday, April 25th.

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Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. US Capital Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in AGNC Investment by 0.7% in the 4th quarter. US Capital Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 91,201 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,372,000 after buying an additional 671 shares during the last quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC boosted its holdings in AGNC Investment by 0.9% in the 4th quarter. Janney Montgomery Scott LLC now owns 87,012 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,309,000 after purchasing an additional 741 shares in the last quarter. Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators boosted its holdings in AGNC Investment by 7.0% in the 4th quarter. Deseret Mutual Benefit Administrators now owns 11,324 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $170,000 after purchasing an additional 744 shares in the last quarter. Foster Victor Wealth Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in AGNC Investment by 3.0% in the 4th quarter. Foster Victor Wealth Advisors LLC now owns 25,872 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $403,000 after purchasing an additional 756 shares in the last quarter. Finally, BT Wealth Management LLC boosted its holdings in AGNC Investment by 6.7% in the first quarter. BT Wealth Management LLC now owns 13,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $177,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares during the last quarter. 47.52% of the shares are owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of AGNC stock opened at $11.48 on Monday. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $11.65, and its 200-day simple moving average is $13.08. The company has a market cap of $6.01 billion, a P/E ratio of -6.14 and a beta of 1.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02, a current ratio of 0.27, and a quick ratio of 0.27. AGNC Investment has a 1 year low of $9.99 and a 1 year high of $17.11.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC – Get Rating ) last announced its earnings results on Monday, May 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.72 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.64 by $0.08. AGNC Investment had a negative net margin of 72.72% and a positive return on equity of 18.40%. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.76 EPS. On average, equities analysts anticipate that AGNC Investment will post 2.34 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a dividend from June 22nd, which will be paid on Tuesday, July 12th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th will be given a $0.12 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 13.1%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, June 29th. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio is currently -77.01%.

About AGNC Investment (Get Rating)

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-backed securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored entity such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac) or by a United States government agency such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively the GSEs).

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