News articles about American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Agency Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 45.5999521964205 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Short Interest in American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Decreases By 12.6% (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Capital Agency Corp. Announces Oct 17 Dividend of $0.18 (AGNC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- AGNC Investment Corp. Declares Monthly Common Stock Dividend of $0.18 per Common Share for October 2017 (finance.yahoo.com)
- American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Receives Average Recommendation of “Hold” from Brokerages (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) and Great Ajax Corp (AJX) Financial Contrast (americanbankingnews.com)
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, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60 by $0.07. The business had revenue of $181.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $203.44 million. American Capital Agency Corp. had a return on equity of 12.08% and a net margin of 161.49%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 16.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.73 EPS.
The company also recently declared a oct 17 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, November 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, October 30th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is currently 44.63%.
AGNC has been the subject of several research reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, June 30th. Finally, Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.61.
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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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