News stories about American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) have been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. earned a news sentiment score of -0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 68 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ MTGE) opened at 19.00 on Monday. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. has a 52 week low of $15.40 and a 52 week high of $19.65. The stock has a market capitalization of $870.14 million, a P/E ratio of 8.78 and a beta of 0.48. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $18.56 and its 200-day moving average price is $17.09.

American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:MTGE) last released its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The real estate investment trust reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.46 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $23.59 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $26.47 million. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. had a return on equity of 9.86% and a net margin of 99.51%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was down 14.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. Equities research analysts expect that American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. will post $1.91 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, July 27th. Stockholders of record on Friday, June 30th will be issued a dividend of $0.45 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, June 28th. This represents a $1.80 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 9.47%. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 83.33%.

MTGE has been the subject of several analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 price objective on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a research note on Monday, April 10th. Zacks Investment Research raised American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Wells Fargo & Company raised American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 4th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $20.00 price objective on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. reaffirmed a “neutral” rating on shares of American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. in a research note on Thursday, May 11th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.00.

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American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp. Company Profile

MTGE Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Mortgage Investment Corp., is a real estate investment trust. 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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