AGNC Investment (AGNC) Getting Somewhat Critical News Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) has trended somewhat negative this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. AGNC Investment earned a news impact score of -0.01 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the real estate investment trust an impact score of 46.5600653492828 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s scoring:

Shares of AGNC Investment opened at $19.10 on Tuesday, Marketbeat reports. The firm has a market cap of $7.39 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.76 and a beta of -0.06. AGNC Investment has a 12-month low of $17.84 and a 12-month high of $22.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.04, a current ratio of 0.24 and a quick ratio of 0.24.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.60. The business had revenue of $225.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $240.82 million. AGNC Investment had a return on equity of 11.85% and a net margin of 122.47%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.64 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that AGNC Investment will post 2.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 8th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, May 31st will be paid a dividend of $0.18 per share. This represents a $0.72 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, May 30th. AGNC Investment’s payout ratio is 87.80%.

A number of research firms have recently commented on AGNC. BidaskClub upgraded AGNC Investment from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research cut AGNC Investment from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 4th. Bank of America upgraded AGNC Investment from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Maxim Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $19.25 target price (down previously from $21.25) on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Thursday, April 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $19.50 target price on shares of AGNC Investment in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. AGNC Investment currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $19.55.

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).

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