Trade Report: Today, Camelot Portfolios LLC decides to keep it stake in American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) to the level of $860,000

Today, Camelot Portfolios LLC decides to keep it stake in American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) to the level of $860,000

Camelot Portfolios LLC boosted its position in American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 3.9% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 43,988 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after buying an additional 1,639 shares during the period. Camelot Portfolios LLC’s holdings in American Capital Agency Corp. were worth $860,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Artemis Investment Management LLP purchased a new position in American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth about $45,849,000. Global X Management Co. LLC increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp. by 8.9% in the second quarter. Global X Management Co. LLC now owns 733,405 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $14,536,000 after buying an additional 59,717 shares in the last quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp. by 66.1% in the second quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 616,853 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $12,226,000 after buying an additional 245,487 shares in the last quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC increased its position in American Capital Agency Corp. by 12.3% in the second quarter. Hsbc Holdings PLC now owns 2,722,137 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $53,953,000 after buying an additional 298,287 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC purchased a new position in American Capital Agency Corp. during the second quarter worth about $15,417,000. 55.53% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at 18.92 on Friday. American Capital Agency Corp. has a one year low of $15.69 and a one year high of $20.43. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $0.00 and its 200 day moving average price is $0.00.

American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 24th. The real estate investment trust reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.97. American Capital Agency Corp. had a return on equity of 10.23% and a net margin of 20.87%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.51 EPS.

The firm also recently disclosed a nov 16 dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 8th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 30th will be given a dividend of $0.18 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 28th. American Capital Agency Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 469.57%.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on AGNC. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. in a report on Thursday, August 4th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their price target on shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from $18.00 to $19.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 27th. Finally, Vetr raised shares of American Capital Agency Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $19.53 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 6th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $20.71.

About American Capital Agency Corp.

American Capital Agency Corp. is a real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Company’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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