News stories about AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) have been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing 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 one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AGNC Investment earned a daily sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5646600219017 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up $0.03 on Wednesday, hitting $20.31. The stock had a trading volume of 4,353,634 shares, compared to its average volume of 4,020,792. The company has a market cap of $7,950.00, a P/E ratio of 8.00 and a beta of 0.14. The company has a current ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. AGNC Investment has a 12-month low of $17.30 and a 12-month high of $22.34.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $178.00 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $177.50 million. AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 12.00% and a net margin of 145.02%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.67 EPS. equities research analysts expect that AGNC Investment will post 2.55 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a monthly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 9th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 29th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 28th. This represents a $2.16 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 10.64%. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 53.33%.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on AGNC shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating and issued a $19.00 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, December 1st. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded AGNC Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $20.38.

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About AGNC Investment

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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