News headlines about Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) have trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the credit services provider an impact score of 46.6455441745285 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AGM) traded down 1.35% during trading on Monday, reaching $66.98. The company had a trading volume of 89,845 shares. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has a 52-week low of $37.75 and a 52-week high of $71.38. The firm has a market capitalization of $709.79 million, a P/E ratio of 9.88 and a beta of 1.16. The company has a 50-day moving average of $67.25 and a 200-day moving average of $60.57.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, May 10th. The credit services provider reported $1.45 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.29 by $0.16. The firm had revenue of $43.87 million during the quarter. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation had a return on equity of 15.17% and a net margin of 24.15%. Analysts expect that Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation will post $5.63 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 15th will be given a $0.36 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.15%. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 21.24%.

AGM has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $65.00 target price on Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. TheStreet raised Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation from a “c” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 17th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday.

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In other Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation news, insider Gregory Ramsey sold 799 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.82, for a total value of $48,595.18. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Sara Louise Faivre-Davis sold 399 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $69.67, for a total value of $27,798.33. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 9,745 shares of company stock valued at $641,007 over the last 90 days. 3.75% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Company Profile

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac) provides a secondary market for a range of loans made to borrowers in rural America. The Company’s segments include Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, Institutional Credit and Corporate. Its secondary market activities are purchasing eligible loans directly from lenders; providing advances against eligible loans by purchasing obligations secured by those loans; securitizing assets and guaranteeing the payment of principal and interest on the resulting securities that represent interests in, or obligations secured by, pools of eligible loans; and issuing long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPCs) for eligible loans.

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