AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Accern Reports
News headlines about AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AGNC Investment Corp. earned a media sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.2637720815412 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) Sees Significant Drop in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- Notable Runners of Sector:: AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), Scripps … – The Stock Street (press release) (thestreetpoint.com)
- Factors of Influence in 2018, Key Indicators and Opportunity within AGNC Investment, Discovery Communications, Array BioPharma, Callon Petroleum, People’s United, and DDR – New Research Emphasizes Economic Growth (finance.yahoo.com)
- Stock to Watch: AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ: AGNC) – Alpha Beta Stock (alphabetastock.com)
AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up $0.27 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $19.82. 2,258,372 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 4,018,860. The stock has a market capitalization of $7,650.00, a PE ratio of 7.70 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.24, a current ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. AGNC Investment Corp. has a twelve month low of $17.30 and a twelve month high of $22.34.
AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.61 by $0.01. The business had revenue of $178.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $177.50 million. AGNC Investment Corp. had a net margin of 145.02% and a return on equity of 12.00%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.67 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a oct 17 dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 9th. Investors of record on Tuesday, October 31st were paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 30th. AGNC Investment Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.33%.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on AGNC. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AGNC Investment Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment Corp. in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.28.
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AGNC Investment Corp. 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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