Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) Stock Price

News articles about American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American Capital Agency Corp. earned a coverage optimism score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.4274159362412 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

Shares of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 21.47 on Tuesday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a 1-year low of $17.30 and a 1-year high of $22.34.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $198 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $227.90 million. American Capital Agency Corp. had a net margin of 158.34% and a return on equity of 11.46%. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.52 EPS. Equities research analysts expect that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a jul 17 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 7th. Investors of record on Monday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, July 27th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s payout ratio is currently 49.54%.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on AGNC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and set a $19.00 price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Tuesday, July 4th. BidaskClub cut American Capital Agency Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research cut American Capital Agency Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, July 7th. Wells Fargo & Company cut American Capital Agency Corp. from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $20.50 price target on the stock. in a report on Tuesday, April 11th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG raised their price target on American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.50 to $19.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, April 28th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $19.87.

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In related news, Director Morris A. Davis sold 3,741 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $20.80, for a total transaction of $77,812.80. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Company insiders own 0.47% of the company’s stock.

American Capital Agency 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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