AGNC Investment Corp's (AGNC) Hold Rating Reiterated at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods

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Depending on the earnings numbers reported, AGNC Investment Corp. The real estate investment trust reported $0.50 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.45 by $0.05. They noted that the move was a valuation call.

The Bethesda, Maryland-based company said it had profit of 21 cents per share.

Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. Finally, Barclays PLC set a $19.00 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment Corp and gave the company a "hold" rating in a research report on Saturday, February 4th.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company's stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, nine have issued a hold recommendation and four have given a buy recommendation to the company. The stock now has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $17.50.

The stock touched its high share price of $20.27 on 10/26/16 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 12/15/16 as $16.03.

The company surged 0.63% and closed its last trading session at $20.66. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $19.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $19.27.

Another critical number in evaluating a stock is P/E or the price to earnings ratio. AGNC Investment Corp has a 12-month low of $17.30 and a 12-month high of $20.86.

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AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February 1st. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.54 EPS.

6 number of analysts have estimated the sales of the company for the quarter ending April 26, 2017, analysts estimated mean sale target of 210.95 million while high and low sale targets are estimated at 236.81 million and 187.1 million respectively. MTGE Investment Corp had a net margin of 40.37% and a return on equity of 9.12%. The stock now shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 13.99 percent while its Weekly performance value is -0.54%.

In other news, SVP Bernice Bell sold 5,135 shares of AGNC Investment Corp stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, March 6th. If you are viewing this piece of content on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of USA and worldwide trademark and copyright laws. The original version of this report can be viewed at https://www.thecerbatgem.com/2017/04/26/mtge-investment-corp-mtge-rating-reiterated-by-keefe-bruyette-woods-updated.html.

The company also recently disclosed a April 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, May 8th. Investors of record on Friday, March 31st were issued a $0.18 dividend. This represents a dividend yield of 10.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 26th. AGNC Investment Corp's dividend payout ratio is 118.68%. They now have a Dollars 21 price target on the stock. They now have a United States dollars 19 price target on the stock. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 12,709 shares in the company, valued at $247,698.41. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. (AGNC) is a good investment, however if the market is weaker then it could suggest that the shares are undervalued. Elkfork Partners LLC acquired a new stake in AGNC Investment Corp during the fourth quarter worth approximately $129,000. Nisa Investment Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in MTGE Investment Corp during the first quarter valued at approximately $204,000. Washington Trust Bank bought a new stake in AGNC Investment Corp during the first quarter valued at $121,000.

American Capital Agency Corp. was downgraded to "market perform" by analysts at Wells Fargo. The Company invests in, finances and manages a leveraged portfolio of real estate-related investments, which include agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), non-agency securities, other mortgage-related investments and other real estate investments.

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