Media coverage about Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the credit services provider an impact score of 43.7117933227159 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

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Several equities analysts have commented on the company. TheStreet downgraded Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. BidaskClub downgraded Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation in a research report on Thursday, September 21st.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE AGM) traded down 0.46% during trading on Friday, reaching $73.77. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,590 shares. The company has a market cap of $782.26 million, a PE ratio of 10.16 and a beta of 1.18. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $68.13 and a 200 day moving average price of $63.80. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has a 52-week low of $39.09 and a 52-week high of $75.01.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.48 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.36 by $0.12. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation had a return on equity of 15.01% and a net margin of 24.02%. The firm had revenue of $43.48 million during the quarter. On average, analysts expect that Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation will post $5.85 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 15th were paid a $0.36 dividend. This represents a $1.44 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.94%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, September 14th. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 19.81%.

In other news, insider Timothy L. Buzby sold 2,324 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $72.82, for a total value of $169,233.68. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, CFO Robert Dale Lynch sold 4,392 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 25th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.00, for a total value of $307,440.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 34,711 shares of company stock valued at $2,509,526. 3.75% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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About Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation

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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