Shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) have been given a consensus rating of “Hold” by the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1-year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $17.42.

MTGE has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 5th. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $17.50 price target on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a report on Sunday, September 11th. Deutsche Bank AG set a $17.50 price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $17.50 price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Wunderlich boosted their price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd.

Shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) opened at 16.60 on Tuesday. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. has a one year low of $12.01 and a one year high of $17.77. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $16.98 and its 200 day moving average price is $16.39. The stock has a market capitalization of $760.25 million, a PE ratio of 10.00 and a beta of 0.47.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 2nd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.48 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.43 by $0.05. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. had a return on equity of 9.42% and a net margin of 71.82%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.46 earnings per share. Analysts anticipate that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th were paid a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.64%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, September 28th. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 93.02%.

Several institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in MTGE. Creative Planning raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 2.7% in the second quarter. Creative Planning now owns 6,648 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $105,000 after buying an additional 172 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 0.5% in the third quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 58,840 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,011,000 after buying an additional 310 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 3.0% in the second quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 18,676 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $295,000 after buying an additional 536 shares during the period. Camelot Portfolios LLC raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 1.1% in the third quarter. Camelot Portfolios LLC now owns 56,375 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $969,000 after buying an additional 588 shares during the period. Finally, BlackRock Advisors LLC raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 2.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Advisors LLC now owns 23,371 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $369,000 after buying an additional 616 shares during the period. 71.34% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Company Profile

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in, finances and manages a portfolio of real estate-related investments, which the Company defines to include agency residential mortgage-backed securities, non-agency mortgage investments, other mortgage-related investments and other real estate investments.

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