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

MTGE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded 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 downgraded 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 assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $17.21.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $15.86 and a 200 day moving average of $14.72. The stock’s market cap is $748.62 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. The firm had revenue of $27.49 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $35.45 million. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.59 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down 26.6% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts expect that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were given a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 28th.

In related news, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 53,598 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $836,664.78. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of the 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 disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have bought and sold shares of MTGE. California State Teachers Retirement System raised 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 during the period. Boston Partners raised 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 during the period. Finally, Whitebox Advisors LLC raised 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 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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