Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (AGM) Sees Strong Trading Volume
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM) saw strong trading volume on Monday . 88,185 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 14% from the previous session’s volume of 77,648 shares.The stock last traded at $38.28 and had previously closed at $38.04.
A number of analysts have issued reports on the stock. Sidoti lowered shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 11th. Compass Point downgraded Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $40.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Thursday, May 12th. Finally, TheStreet raised Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 30th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $38.00.
The company has a 50-day moving average price of $35.63 and a 200 day moving average price of $34.98. The company has a market capitalization of $403.79 million and a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.76.
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM) last issued its earnings results on Tuesday, May 10th. The company reported $1.12 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.15 by $0.03. The firm earned $34.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $34.85 million. On average, analysts predict that Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. will post $4.57 EPS for the current year.
The firm also recently announced a dividend, which was paid on Thursday, June 30th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, June 15th were paid a dividend of $0.26 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, June 13th.
In other Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. news, CEO Timothy L. Buzby sold 3,235 shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. stock in a transaction on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $36.00, for a total transaction of $116,460.00. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 82,029 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,953,044. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Dennis A. Everson sold 750 shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 12th. The shares were sold at an average price of $37.91, for a total value of $28,432.50. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 3,520 shares in the company, valued at approximately $133,443.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
An institutional investor recently raised its position in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. stock. Boston Partners increased its position in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. (NYSE:AGM) by 3.0% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 204,881 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 5,966 shares during the period. Boston Partners owned about 1.88% of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. worth $6,468,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company operates through four segments: Farm & Ranch, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Guarantees, Rural Utilities and Institutional Credit.
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