American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) announced a nov 16 dividend on Monday, November 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, December 8th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 28th.

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 19.08 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $0.00 and a 200 day moving average of $0.00. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 12-month low of $15.69 and a 12-month high of $20.43.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.52 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.97. American Capital Agency Corp. had a net margin of 20.87% and a return on equity of 10.23%. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.51 EPS.

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A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and reduced their price objective for the company from $20.25 to $19.75 in a report on Tuesday, July 19th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. raised their price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. restated a “neutral” rating on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.53 price objective on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.71.

In related news, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 1,643 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total transaction of $32,465.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 3,931 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, August 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total transaction of $77,676.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.49% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 1.0% in the second quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 56,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,118,000 after buying an additional 574 shares in the last quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 114.3% in the second quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 142,883 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $2,832,000 after buying an additional 76,200 shares in the last quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new stake in American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $370,000. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 3.7% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 38,380 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $761,000 after buying an additional 1,380 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 142.4% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 49,405 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $980,000 after buying an additional 29,027 shares in the last quarter. 56.17% of the stock is currently 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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