How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)?

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AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) saw an upside of 0.43% to close Monday at $11.58 after adding $0.05 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 11,684,160 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $11.61 in the past week and touched a new high 4 times within the past 5 days. An average of 10,473,590 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 11,292,700.

AGNC’s 1-month performance is 12.10% or $0.87 on its low of $10.25 reached on 12/30/22. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $7.30 and high of $15.21, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/23/23. YTD, AGNC has achieved 11.88% or $1.23 and has reached a new high 9 times. However, the current price is down -23.87% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

AGNC stock investors last saw insider trading activity on Feb 11.Kain Gary D (Director, Executive Chair) most recently sold 200,000 shares at $14.10 per share on Feb 11. This transaction cost the insider $2,819,760. Director, Executive Chair, Kain Gary D, sold 400,000 shares at a price of $14.10 on Feb 11.

Valuation Metrics

AGNC stock has a beta of 1.19. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 1.10, with the price to cash flow ratio at 14.84.

As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.02, while the total debt to equity was 7.23.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending September 29 this year, Analysts expected AGNC to announce $0.69 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.84, representing a 21.70% surprise. Shareholders hold equity totaling $571.62 million.

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 23 January was 82.82% to suggest the stock is trending Overbought, with historical volatility in this time period at 10.07%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $11.41, reflecting a +2.48% or $0.28 change from its current price. AGNC is currently trading +9.45% above its 20-day SMA, -5.93% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 by +35.28% and SMA200 by-9.81%.

Stochastic %K and %D was 96.21% and 93.54% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.23. The RSI (14) points at 77.56%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 97.58% with the period’s ATR at 0.25. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.19 and 0.41 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

In the most recent analyst report for AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC), Barclays upgraded it to an Overweight rating. They previously had an Equal weight 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 6 advise that investors “Hold.” 0 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 6 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 $8.50 and a high of $12.00, with their median price target at $9.50. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) stock is $10.02.

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