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American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Upgraded by BidaskClub to Strong-Buy

The price/earnings ratio (P/E) is 5.05 and the forward P/E ratio stands at 9.36. (AGNC) belonging to the Finance sector has surged 0.05% and closed its last trading session at $22.06. AGNC's profit would be $208.16 million giving it 9.36 P/E if the $0.59 EPS is correct. The real estate investment trust reported $0.64 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.05. Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) has risen 66.79% since June 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.72% the S&P500. Now the P/E of American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 7.1% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. Therefore 18% are positive. On average, equities analysts expect that American Capital Agency Corp. will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a "hold" rating and set a $19.00 target price on shares of American Capital Agency Corp.in a report on Thursday, April 6th. (PHM), 11 of them rate its stock a hold. Credit Suisse had a markedly different take on 02/12/2016, proposing that AGNC Investment Corp.is now considered Neutral versus prior Outperform rating. Bank of America upgraded the shares of GBX in report on Thursday, April 6 to "Buy" rating. Morgan Stanley downgraded AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) on Wednesday, December 16 to "Underweight" rating. Finally, BlackRock Investment Management LLC increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp.by 4.6% in the third quarter. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has "Buy" rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Nomura. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Wednesday, October 28. American Capital Agency Corp.'s payout ratio is now 49.54%. The company has a market cap of $7.30 billion, a PE ratio of 5.06 and a beta of 0.25. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. The Company's investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations 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).

Since March 6, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $177,893 activity. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 38,962 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock worth $761,000 after buying an additional 11,710 shares in the last quarter. It fall, as 193 investors sold AGNC Investment Corp shares while 1 reduced holdings.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.02 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.39, from 1.49 in 2016Q3. Shares of AGNC have uptrended 11.12% in the past three months, while the industry overall has moved 8.27% in that time. Nonetheless, from here on out, earnings per share forecasts for the current quarter are $0.60. AGNC's value Change from Open was at -0.45% with a Gap of 0.14%.

Penn Mutual Life Insurance Co expanded its position by buying 123,000 shares an increase of 22.0% from 09/30/2016 to 12/31/2016. The Ohio-based Cincinnati Financial Corp has invested 2.98% in the stock. Texan Cap Mngmt holds 23,800 shares or 0.2% of its portfolio. (NASDAQ:AGNC) versus those who think you should sell it. While the company's share hit the 52 week high on 06/19/17 stationing the value of $22.25. Eagle Asset Mgmt reported 0.03% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC). Herndon Capital Mngmt Limited Co owns 194 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio.

Analysts await Greenbrier Companies Inc (NYSE:GBX) to report earnings on July, 5. During the same period a year ago, the firm earned $0.52 earnings per share. BA's profit will be $1.42 billion for 21.22 P/E if the $2.35 EPS becomes a reality.

EPS in next five year years is expected to touch -0.87% while EPS growth in past 5 year was -18.60% along with sales growth of -0.20% in the last five years.

Ratings analysis reveals 50% of Amedisys's analysts are positive. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating and set a $24.00 target price on the stock in a report on Tuesday, May 2nd. (AGNC) touched the day high at $22.15 while its day Low was at $21.91.

Currently, the stock has a 1 Year Price Target of $20. AMED was included in 2 notes of analysts from November 7, 2016. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Monday, November 7 by Mizuho.

The stock has Return on Assets (ROA) of 2.5 percent. Beese Fulmer Inv Management Inc holds 1.48% in Boeing Co (NYSE:BA) or 36,768 shares. Cadence Capital Limited Liability invested in 0.96% or 88,038 shares. Landscape Capital Management L.L.C., a New Jersey-based fund reported 10,461 shares.



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