News headlines about American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Agency Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.7970137534282 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

AGNC has been the subject of several research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $19.00 price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. American Capital Agency Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.61.

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) opened at 21.46 on Friday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 52 week low of $17.30 and a 52 week high of $22.34.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.67 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.07. American Capital Agency Corp. had a net margin of 161.49% and a return on equity of 12.08%. The company had revenue of $181.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.44 million. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.73 earnings per share. American Capital Agency Corp.’s revenue was down 16.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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American Capital Agency Corp. Company Profile

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 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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