Maven Securities LTD Purchases 15,100 Shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

Maven Securities LTD increased its holdings in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCGet Rating) by 28.3% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 68,400 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,100 shares during the quarter. Maven Securities LTD’s holdings in AGNC Investment were worth $896,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in AGNC. BT Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of AGNC Investment by 6.7% during the first quarter. BT Wealth Management LLC now owns 13,500 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $177,000 after purchasing an additional 850 shares in the last quarter. Brookstone Capital Management boosted its stake in shares of AGNC Investment by 3.5% during the first quarter. Brookstone Capital Management now owns 30,887 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $386,000 after purchasing an additional 1,055 shares in the last quarter. Stephens Inc. AR boosted its stake in shares of AGNC Investment by 5.2% during the first quarter. Stephens Inc. AR now owns 29,826 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $391,000 after purchasing an additional 1,472 shares in the last quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of AGNC Investment by 126.0% during the fourth quarter. Johnson Financial Group Inc. now owns 2,780 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $42,000 after purchasing an additional 1,550 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of AGNC Investment by 41.4% during the fourth quarter. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC now owns 5,360 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock valued at $81,000 after purchasing an additional 1,570 shares in the last quarter. 43.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

AGNC Investment Trading Down 0.9 %

NASDAQ AGNC opened at $11.91 on Friday. The company has a fifty day simple moving average of $12.12 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $12.18. The stock has a market cap of $6.23 billion, a P/E ratio of -6.24 and a beta of 1.07. AGNC Investment Corp. has a 12-month low of $9.99 and a 12-month high of $16.75. The company has a current ratio of 0.24, a quick ratio of 0.24 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.02.

AGNC Investment (NASDAQ:AGNCGet Rating) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, July 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.59 by $0.24. AGNC Investment had a negative net margin of 69.82% and a positive return on equity of 20.36%. The business had revenue of $315.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $323.75 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was up 35.8% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.69 earnings per share for the current year.

AGNC Investment Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently announced a aug 22 dividend, which will be paid on Monday, September 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 31st will be issued a dividend of $0.12 per share. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, August 30th. This represents a dividend yield of 11.3%. AGNC Investment’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently -75.39%.

Wall Street Analyst Weigh In

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised shares of AGNC Investment from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and increased their target price for the company from $12.25 to $13.25 in a research report on Wednesday, June 8th. Credit Suisse Group decreased their target price on shares of AGNC Investment to $12.50 and set a “na” rating for the company in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada decreased their target price on shares of AGNC Investment from $17.00 to $14.00 in a research report on Monday, May 16th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, AGNC Investment presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $13.00.

AGNC Investment Company Profile

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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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