American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE)’s share price hit a new 52-week high on Thursday . The company traded as high as $16.50 and last traded at $16.45, with a volume of 539,297 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.32.

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on MTGE shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. Credit Suisse Group AG downgraded American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a 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 stock. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.21.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $15.85 and a 200-day moving average price of $14.71. The stock’s market cap is $750.91 million.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last announced its quarterly earnings data 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. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.59 EPS. The company earned $27.49 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $35.45 million. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down 26.6% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 9.75%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 28th.

In other American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. news, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 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 transaction of $133,122.08. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 53,598 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 $836,664.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other institutional investors recently modified their holdings of the company. 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 worth $1,323,000 after buying an additional 1,436 shares during the period. Boston Partners boosted its position 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 worth $7,010,000 after buying an additional 21,307 shares during the period. Finally, Whitebox Advisors LLC boosted its position 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 worth $16,904,000 after buying an additional 119,167 shares during the period.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in, finances and manages a portfolio of real estate-related investments, which the Company defines to include agency residential mortgage-backed securities, non-agency mortgage investments, other mortgage-related investments and other real estate investments.

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