Analysts expect that AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) will report earnings of $0.56 per share for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for AGNC Investment’s earnings, with the highest EPS estimate coming in at $0.58 and the lowest estimate coming in at $0.53. AGNC Investment reported earnings per share of $0.60 in the same quarter last year, which would indicate a negative year over year growth rate of 6.7%. The company is expected to report its next earnings report after the market closes on Wednesday, April 24th.

According to Zacks, analysts expect that AGNC Investment will report full year earnings of $2.29 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.16 to $2.37. For the next fiscal year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $2.37 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $2.30 to $2.44. Zacks Investment Research’s earnings per share calculations are a mean average based on a survey of analysts that cover AGNC Investment.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 30th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.53 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.59 by ($0.06). AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 11.86% and a net margin of 11.85%. The business had revenue of $186.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $341.58 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.63 EPS.

AGNC has been the topic of several research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 25th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of AGNC Investment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 17th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and increased their target price for the stock from $17.50 to $18.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 20th. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of AGNC Investment from a “c” rating to a “d+” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. AGNC Investment currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $18.60.

Several hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the business. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment by 19.2% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 51,196,346 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $897,984,000 after buying an additional 8,228,391 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc raised its position in AGNC Investment by 14.0% in the 3rd quarter. Vanguard Group Inc now owns 41,306,726 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $769,544,000 after buying an additional 5,066,044 shares during the last quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its position in AGNC Investment by 5.9% in the 4th quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 23,815,845 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $417,730,000 after buying an additional 1,330,000 shares during the last quarter. Capital World Investors raised its position in AGNC Investment by 1.1% in the 3rd quarter. Capital World Investors now owns 22,764,000 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $424,093,000 after buying an additional 246,000 shares during the last quarter. Finally, FMR LLC raised its position in AGNC Investment by 18.5% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 15,136,362 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $265,491,000 after buying an additional 2,361,133 shares during the last quarter. 69.18% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

AGNC traded up $0.03 during trading on Thursday, reaching $18.12. 65,806 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,375,188. AGNC Investment has a one year low of $16.96 and a one year high of $19.72. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 0.31 and a quick ratio of 0.31. The firm has a market capitalization of $9.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.71, a PEG ratio of 2.64 and a beta of 0.17.

The firm also recently declared a apr 19 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, May 9th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 30th will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 29th. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 91.91%.

AGNC Investment Company Profile

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. Its 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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