News stories about Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE:AGM) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 44.3578474813832 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE:AGM) opened at $81.39 on Wednesday. Federal Agricultural Mortgage has a 52-week low of $53.78 and a 52-week high of $82.97. The company has a quick ratio of 0.36, a current ratio of 0.36 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.80. The firm has a market capitalization of $859.90, a price-to-earnings ratio of 10.94 and a beta of 1.26.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE:AGM) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, November 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.46 by $0.11. Federal Agricultural Mortgage had a return on equity of 14.81% and a net margin of 23.05%. The firm had revenue of $43.86 million for the quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. Federal Agricultural Mortgage’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.35%.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on AGM shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage in a research report on Thursday, September 21st. ValuEngine raised Federal Agricultural Mortgage from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, December 31st.

In other news, Director Dennis L. Brack sold 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.13, for a total transaction of $108,195.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CFO Robert Dale Lynch sold 4,280 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 14th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.38, for a total value of $305,506.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 6,355 shares of company stock worth $456,418 over the last ninety days. 3.75% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Federal Agricultural Mortgage Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Federal Agricultural Mortgage (NYSE:AGM)

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