AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC): What the Financials Tell Us

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) saw an upside of 1.14% on Monday at $16.08 after adding $0.18. The 5-day average trading volume is 5,279,214 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $16.33 in the past week and touched a new high 1 time within the past 5 days. An average of 5,683,613 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 5,523,241.

AGNC’s 1-month performance is -2.57% or -$0.10 on its low of $15.74 reached on 09/20/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $13.68 and high of $18.84, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 06/09/21. YTD, AGNC has achieved 1.92% or $0.48 and has reached a new high 41 times. However, the current price is down -14.64%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Aug 25, 40 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC). Kain Gary D (Director and Executive Chair) most recently sold 20,000 shares at $16.51 per share on Aug 25. This transaction cost the insider $330,200. Director and Executive Chair, Kain Gary D, sold 30,000 shares at a price of $16.51 on Aug 25. Then, on Aug 18, EVP and CIO Kuehl Christopher sold 45,000 shares at a price of $16.25 per share. This transaction amounted to $731,250.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 1828.00 and a low of 3.020. AGNC stock has a beta of 1.01. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.67 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 0.91, with the price to cash flow ratio at 9.05.

AGNC Investment Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.44 per share. Its dividend yield is 8.96% and the payout ratio is 41.40%. AGNC paid $0.12 a share compared with prior rate of $0.12, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest dividend decrease of $0.04 reported on Wednesday April 8 2020. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by -27.78% yearly.

It is projected that AGNC Investment Corp.’s next ex-dividend date will be on Corp’s. AGNC is expected to distribute $1-Nov as its next dividend.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 0.02, while the total debt to equity was 5.33. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 92.90%.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Analysts expected AGNC to announce $0.65 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.76, representing a 16.90% surprise. AGNC stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that, with total debt at $48.9 billion

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 01 October was 52.00% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 13.81%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $15.97, reflecting a -0.95% or -$0.16 change from its current price. AGNC is currently trading -0.59% above its 20-day SMA, -7.66% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -0.22% and +4.24% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 29.23% and 29.23% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.21. The RSI (14) points at 50.03%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 56.56% with the period’s ATR at 0.22. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at -0.16 and -0.12 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC), Keefe Bruyette downgraded it to a Mkt perform rating. They previously had an Outperform rating on the stock. Analysts offering their rating for AGNC stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Overweight. Currently, 0 brokerage advisors rate AGNC as a “sell,”, while 5 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 9 have offered a “buy” rating.

What is AGNC’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $16.00 and a high of $18.00, with their median price target at $17.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) stock is $16.96.


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