Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC reduced its holdings in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 9.6% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 32,151 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after selling 3,400 shares during the quarter. Sheaff Brock Investment Advisors LLC’s holdings in AGNC Investment were worth $649,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also made changes to their positions in the company. FNY Managed Accounts LLC bought a new position in AGNC Investment in the 3rd quarter worth about $104,000. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC increased its stake in AGNC Investment by 227.8% in the 3rd quarter. Chicago Partners Investment Group LLC now owns 5,900 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $128,000 after acquiring an additional 4,100 shares during the last quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. increased its stake in AGNC Investment by 154.5% in the 4th quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 6,567 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $133,000 after acquiring an additional 3,987 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Service bought a new position in AGNC Investment in the 4th quarter worth about $179,000. Finally, Grisanti Capital Management LLC bought a new position in AGNC Investment in the 4th quarter worth about $192,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.25% of the company’s stock.
Several equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $19.50 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. Maxim Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $21.25 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment in a research report on Thursday, February 1st. BidaskClub upgraded AGNC Investment from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 1st. Finally, Barclays reduced their price objective on AGNC Investment from $21.00 to $20.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $20.63.
AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ AGNC) opened at $18.60 on Friday. The company has a current ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05. The company has a market capitalization of $7,274.27, a PE ratio of 9.49 and a beta of -0.01. AGNC Investment Corp. has a 1 year low of $17.94 and a 1 year high of $22.34.
AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January 31st. The real estate investment trust reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $212.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $204.32 million. AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 12.17% and a net margin of 86.72%. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.64 EPS. sell-side analysts anticipate that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.41 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The business also recently announced a feb 18 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be issued a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a yield of 11.45%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, February 27th. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio is presently 110.20%.
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AGNC Investment 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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