AGNC Investment Corp. to Issue Jan 18 Dividend of $0.18 (AGNC)

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) declared a jan 18 dividend on Thursday, January 11th, RTT News reports. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 31st will be given a dividend of 0.18 per share by the real estate investment trust on Thursday, February 8th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 30th.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $19.76. The stock had a trading volume of 2,960,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 3,920,000. The firm has a market cap of $7,730.00, a P/E ratio of 4.88 and a beta of 0.13. 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 has a fifty-two week low of $18.41 and a fifty-two week high of $22.34.

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

Several brokerages recently weighed in on AGNC. BidaskClub downgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Saturday, January 6th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of AGNC Investment from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued 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, Maxim Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Friday, October 27th. One analyst has 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 price target of $20.38.

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AGNC Investment 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).

Dividend History for AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC)

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