American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared a oct 16 dividend on Wednesday, October 12th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 31st will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Tuesday, November 8th. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 27th.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.22. American Capital Agency Corp. had a negative net margin of 103.59% and a positive return on equity of 9.64%. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.60 EPS.

Dividend History for American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

Several equities research analysts have commented on AGNC shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, September 28th. Vetr upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.53 price target on the stock in a research note on Thursday, October 6th. Nomura lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, July 9th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research note on Friday, July 29th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and lowered their price objective for the company from $20.25 to $19.75 in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.64.

In related news, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 3,931 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total value of $77,676.56. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 1,643 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, August 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total transaction of $32,465.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.21% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AGNC. Virtu Financial LLC purchased a new position in American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $520,000. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec raised its stake in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 110.9% in the second quarter. Caisse DE Depot ET Placement DU Quebec now owns 508,800 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $10,084,000 after buying an additional 267,600 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC bought a new stake in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth about $507,000. A.R.T. Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth about $3,554,000. Finally, First Allied Advisory Services Inc. raised its stake in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 1.1% in the second quarter. First Allied Advisory Services Inc. now owns 23,111 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $458,000 after buying an additional 249 shares during the period. 59.78% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

American Capital Agency Corp. Company Profile

American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Company’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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