American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) reached a new 52-week high during trading on Thursday . The company traded as high as $17.09 and last traded at $16.94, with a volume of 243,950 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $16.98.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on MTGE shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $17.50 price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday. Wunderlich raised their price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. Credit Suisse Group AG reissued a “hold” rating and set a $15.50 price target on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a report on Tuesday. Deutsche Bank AG set a $17.50 price target on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, April 30th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $17.08.

The stock’s market cap is $778.57 million. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.94 and a 200 day moving average of $14.81.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last released its earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.44. During the same period last year, the company earned ($0.80) earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, July 27th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, June 30th were issued a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.41%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, June 28th.

In other American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. news, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 53,598 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on 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 SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 21,970 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total transaction of $342,951.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other large investors have bought and sold shares of the company. Whitebox Advisors LLC raised its stake 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 last quarter. Boston Partners raised its stake 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 last quarter. Finally, California State Teachers Retirement System raised its stake 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 last quarter.

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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