American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) announced a sep 16 dividend on Wednesday, September 14th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 30th will be paid a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Friday, October 7th. This represents a dividend yield of 11.16%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, September 28th.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 19.81 on Friday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 52-week low of $15.69 and a 52-week high of $20.10. The firm’s market cap is $6.56 billion. The company’s 50 day moving average is $19.66 and its 200 day moving average is $19.12.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.22. American Capital Agency Corp. had a negative net margin of 103.59% and a positive return on equity of 9.64%. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.60 EPS.

In related news, CFO Peter J. Federico sold 1,643 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total value of $32,465.68. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, CEO Gary D. Kain sold 3,931 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, August 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $19.76, for a total transaction of $77,676.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.21% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of AGNC. Baird Financial Group Inc. increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp. by 1.0% in the second quarter. Baird Financial Group Inc. now owns 56,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $1,118,000 after buying an additional 574 shares during the period. Martingale Asset Management L P increased its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 114.3% in the second quarter. Martingale Asset Management L P now owns 142,883 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $2,832,000 after buying an additional 76,200 shares during the last quarter. Gideon Capital Advisors Inc. acquired a new position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter valued at about $370,000. Franklin Resources Inc. increased its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 3.7% in the second quarter. Franklin Resources Inc. now owns 38,380 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $761,000 after buying an additional 1,380 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Sei Investments Co. increased its position in shares of American Capital Agency Corp. by 142.4% in the second quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 49,405 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $980,000 after buying an additional 29,027 shares during the last quarter. 59.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of equities research analysts have recently weighed in on AGNC shares. Bank of America Corp. raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, June 29th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 26th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price objective on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Finally, Nomura lowered shares of American Capital Agency Corp. to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 9th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have issued a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.48.

American Capital Agency Corp. Company Profile

American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Company’s investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by the United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively, GSEs).

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