Can Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC)’s Tomorrow Be Different? The Stock Had Decline in Shorts

June 20, 2017 - By Vivian Currie

 Can Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC)’s Tomorrow Be Different? The Stock Had Decline in Shorts

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.02 in 2016 Q4. Its down 0.48, from 0.5 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 193 investors sold AGNC Investment Corp shares while 1 reduced holdings. 2 funds opened positions while 1 raised stakes. 1.09 million shares or 99.29% less from 154.82 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
682,000 were accumulated by Penn Mutual Life Insurance. Gulf National Bank (Uk) reported 108,676 shares. Eagle Asset Mgmt invested 0.03% in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC). And Mgmt has invested 0% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC). 21,051 are owned by Dreman Value Management L L C. Cypress Mgmt (Wy) invested in 0% or 1,000 shares. Prudential Public Limited Com holds 25,900 shares or 0% of its portfolio. Texan Cap Mgmt holds 0.2% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) for 23,800 shares. Fifth Third Fincl Bank reported 4,600 shares.

Since March 6, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 2 insider sales for $177,893 activity. Another trade for 5,135 shares valued at $100,066 was sold by Bell Bernice. 3,741 shares were sold by Davis Morris A., worth $77,827.

The stock of Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC) registered a decrease of 35.68% in short interest. AGNC’s total short interest was 6.89 million shares in June as published by FINRA. Its down 35.68% from 10.71M shares, reported previously. With 7.08 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 1 days to cover their AGNC’s short positions. The short interest to Agnc Investment Corporation’s float is 2.09%.

About 852,961 shares traded. AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has risen 7.98% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 8.72% the S&P500.

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The company has market cap of $7.83 billion. The Firm invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. It has a 5.05 P/E ratio. The Company’s investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations 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).

AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. American Capital Agency Corp. had 24 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Wednesday, June 29. The stock has “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Monday, May 29. Nomura downgraded the shares of AGNC in report on Friday, July 8 to “Neutral” rating. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of AGNC in report on Monday, August 3 with “Outperform” rating. The rating was downgraded by Morgan Stanley to “Underweight” on Wednesday, December 16. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Monday, May 23 by Wunderlich. The firm has “Buy” rating by Compass Point given on Thursday, August 13. On Friday, December 2 the stock rating was downgraded by Credit Suisse to “Neutral”. The firm has “Outperform” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 28. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Nomura.

More important recent AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “AGNC Investment Corp.: Highly Attractive 10% Dividend Yield, But Interest Rate …” on June 07, 2017, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “AGNC Investment And Orchid Island Capital: MBS Pricing For First Half Of Q2 2017”, Seekingalpha.com published: “AGNC Investment’s Price, Book Value, And Ratios Since Inception” on June 15, 2017. More interesting news about AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “AGNC: The Secret To This 10% Yield” with publication date: June 05, 2017.

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