Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado raised its position in American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 0.1% during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 83,016 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 44 shares during the period. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado’s holdings in American Capital Agency Corp. were worth $1,622,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 0.8% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 24,011,417 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $475,907,000 after buying an additional 185,312 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors raised its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 16.0% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 16,466,537 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $326,367,000 after buying an additional 2,268,419 shares during the period. State Street Corp raised its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 0.4% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 10,162,310 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $201,415,000 after buying an additional 43,830 shares during the period. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 4.5% in the second quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 9,732,237 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $192,893,000 after buying an additional 423,433 shares during the period. Finally, Artisan Partners Limited Partnership raised its stake in American Capital Agency Corp. by 25.0% in the second quarter. Artisan Partners Limited Partnership now owns 7,823,809 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $155,068,000 after buying an additional 1,564,825 shares during the period. 52.78% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded down 0.32% during trading on Monday, hitting $18.68. 5,728,692 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $19.44 and its 200-day moving average is $19.40. 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 results on Monday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ 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 quarter last year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.

The business also recently declared a nov 16 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 469.57%.

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Several analysts have commented on AGNC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Thursday, August 4th. Vetr raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.53 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, October 6th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. increased their price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.71.

About American Capital Agency Corp.

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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