American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) reached a new 52-week high on Thursday . The stock traded as high as $17.62 and last traded at $17.48, with a volume of 211,503 shares traded. The stock had previously closed at $17.55.

Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Credit Suisse Group AG restated a “hold” rating and issued a $15.50 target price on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Wunderlich increased their target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $17.50 target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG set a $17.50 target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Five analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $17.08.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.22 and a 200 day moving average of $14.98. The stock’s market capitalization is $797.33 million.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.41 by $0.44. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.80) earnings per share. Equities research analysts predict 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. Investors of record on Thursday, June 30th were given a $0.40 dividend. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.19%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, June 28th.

In other American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. news, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, July 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total transaction of $133,122.08. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 53,598 shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. stock in a transaction on 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.

A hedge fund recently raised its stake in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. stock. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) by 1.5% during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 94,791 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,436 shares during the period. California State Teachers Retirement System owned about 0.19% of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. worth $1,323,000 at the end of the most recent 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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