American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday . Approximately 390,090 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 3% from the previous session’s volume of 379,501 shares.The stock last traded at $16.30 and had previously closed at $16.10.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on MTGE shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, April 30th. Credit Suisse Group AG cut shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.21.

The stock’s market capitalization is $746.33 million. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $15.80 and a 200 day moving average of $14.63.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, April 27th. The real estate investment trust reported ($0.48) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.97. The firm had revenue of $27.49 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.45 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.59 EPS. The company’s revenue was down 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts predict that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.81%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 28th.

In other news, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $133,122.08. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 53,598 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total transaction of $836,664.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of MTGE. Whitebox Advisors LLC boosted 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 worth $16,904,000 after buying an additional 119,167 shares during the last quarter. Boston Partners boosted 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 worth $7,010,000 after buying an additional 21,307 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System boosted its position in shares of 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 during 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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