American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Friday . Approximately 342,304 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 5% from the previous session’s volume of 362,149 shares.The stock last traded at $17.33 and had previously closed at $17.01.

MTGE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, July 14th. Deutsche Bank AG set a $17.50 target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Citigroup Inc. increased their target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from $13.00 to $16.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 17th. Wunderlich increased their target price on American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 2nd. Finally, Credit Suisse Group AG cut American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $17.50.

The firm’s market cap is $794.12 million. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $16.86 and a 200-day moving average price of $15.45.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, August 1st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.41 by $0.44. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted ($0.80) EPS. Equities research analysts anticipate that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $2.68 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, SVP Donald Holley sold 8,528 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 21,970 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.61, for a total value of $342,951.70. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

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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