Shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) saw an uptick in trading volume on Thursday . 390,090 shares traded hands during 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 issued reports on MTGE shares. 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. 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. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.21.

The firm’s market cap is $747.70 million. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $15.81 and its 200-day moving average is $14.65.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th will be paid a $0.40 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 9.79%.

In other news, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 21,970 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of the firm’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 disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of MTGE. California State Teachers Retirement System increased its stake 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 in the last quarter. Boston Partners increased its stake in shares of 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 stake in shares of 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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