AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. AGNC Investment Corp. earned a news sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 47.4496093580878 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) opened at $19.94 on Wednesday. The company has a market cap of $7,755.48, a PE ratio of 7.80 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a current ratio of 0.24. AGNC Investment Corp. has a twelve month low of $17.30 and a twelve month high of $22.34.

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 Corp. had a net margin of 145.02% and a return on equity of 12.00%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. analysts forecast that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. AGNC Investment Corp.’s payout ratio is presently 53.20%.

AGNC has been the subject of several recent analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AGNC Investment Corp. from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment Corp. in a research note on Thursday, July 27th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.28.

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About AGNC Investment Corp.

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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