American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) shares saw an uptick in trading volume on Tuesday . 797,343 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 91% from the previous session’s volume of 416,824 shares.The stock last traded at $15.70 and had previously closed at $15.76.

A number of research firms have recently issued reports on MTGE. Credit Suisse Group AG lowered American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 1st. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, June 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.21.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $15.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.56. The stock’s market cap is $718.42 million.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.97. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.59 earnings per share. The firm earned $27.49 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.45 million. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.’s quarterly revenue was down 26.6% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts expect that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th will be issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 10.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 28th.

In other news, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 21,970 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $342,951.70. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $133,122.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 94,791 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $1,323,000 after buying an additional 1,436 shares in the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 4.4% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 502,173 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $7,010,000 after buying an additional 21,307 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Whitebox Advisors LLC increased its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. by 10.9% in the fourth quarter. Whitebox Advisors LLC now owns 1,210,855 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $16,904,000 after buying an additional 119,167 shares in the last quarter.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. is a mortgage real estate investment trust (REIT) that invests in, finances and manages a leveraged portfolio of mortgage-related investments, including agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency mortgage investments and other mortgage-related investments.

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