Stock In Spotlight: American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

Results reflected a year-over-year decline in net interest income (NII). The total value of its holdings increased 40.9%. Such restructuring efforts will subsequently help achieve diversity among a wide range of securities. In this case performance of tends to percentage rate of return for a stock for a given time frame. Nonetheless, as the company prioritizes risk management over incremental returns, robust returns are expected to remain elusive in the short run.

AGNC has been the topic of several research analyst reports.

Aperio Group, LLC says it bought 427,944 shares in the previous quarter increasing its exposure to AGNC Investment 38.3%.

Recent trading patterns in the stock of AGNC Investment Corp. Wall Street analysts have a consensus 3.00 recommendation on the stock. American Capital Agency Corp. has an average rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $20.71.

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) has a 20-day RSI of 30.15%. AGNC's average trading volume during the past 20 days is higher than the average volume over the past 100 days, which could be an indication that investors are feeling more certain than usual about the direction of AGNC's future price movements. The company presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $20.28. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 20.31 on Tuesday. - Deposit went from $1,069,000 to $1,577,000 a change of 47.5% quarter over quarter.

AGNC Investment Corp. had a return on equity of 12.50% and a net margin of 145.02%.

For the current quarter, 8 analysts are projecting a mean EPS of $0.61/share. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a "hold" rating and issued a $19.00 price target on shares of AGNC Investment a report on Tuesday, July 4th.

ILLEGAL ACTIVITY WARNING: "Zacks Investment Research Downgrades AGNC Investment Corp". If you are accessing this piece on another site, it was copied illegally and republished in violation of U.S. and worldwide trademark & copyright laws. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment Corp. from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th.

Here are a few substantial investment firms who have updated their positions. Pictet Asset Management Ltd added to its position by buying 6,500 shares an increase of 5.5% from 06/30/2017 to 09/30/2017. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. bought a new stake in shares of AGNC Investment the 3rd quarter valued at about $223,000. Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. now owns 2,328,400 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $46,149,000 after buying an additional 1,215,300 shares in the last quarter. Its investment was worth $33,471,000 an increase of $9,713,000 as of the end of the quarter.

As of the end of the quarter Korea Investment Corp had disposed of a total of 103,000 shares trimming its position 33.2%. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 16,466,537 shares of the real estate investment trust's stock valued at $326,367,000 after buying an additional 2,268,419 shares in the last quarter. (NASDAQ:AGNC) touched its 1-Year High price of $22.34 on 06/26/17 and its 1-Year Low price of $17.30 on 12/15/16.

The company now has an insider ownership of 0.5 Percent and Institutional ownership of 65.8 Percent. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. raised its position in American Capital Agency 4.5% in the second quarter. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. The Business's 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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