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AGNC Investment Corp. [NASDAQ: AGNC] loss -0.55% on the last trading session, reaching $16.16 price per share at the time. The company report on January 26, 2021 that AGNC Investment Corp. to Host Earnings Call.

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AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) will be discussing their earnings results in their 2020 Fourth Quarter Earnings call to be held on January 26, 2021 at 8:30 AM Eastern Time.


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To listen to the event live or access a replay of the call – visit https://www.investornetwork.com/event/presentation/72297.

AGNC Investment Corp. represents 553.20 million in outstanding shares, while the company has a total market value of $8.78 billion with the latest information. AGNC stock price has been found in the range of $15.99 to $16.45.

If compared to the average trading volume of 6.64M shares, AGNC reached a trading volume of 10980386 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for AGNC shares is $15.96 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on AGNC stock is a recommendation set at 2.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Jefferies have made an estimate for AGNC Investment Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on December 14, 2020. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Piper Sandler raised their target price to Overweight. The new note on the price target was released on December 08, 2020, representing the official price target for AGNC Investment Corp. stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for AGNC Investment Corp. is set at 0.23, with the Price to Sales ratio for AGNC stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 8.56. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.97, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.58. Price to Free Cash Flow for AGNC in the course of the last twelve months was 12.47.

Trading performance analysis for AGNC stock

AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.34. With this latest performance, AGNC shares gained by 3.13% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 17.87% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -11.55% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for AGNC stock in for the last two-week period is set at 69.06, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 72.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 66.36 for AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 15.49, while it was recorded at 16.11 for the last single week of trading, and 13.98 for the last 200 days.

AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC] shares currently have an operating margin of +63.59 and a Gross Margin at +100.00. AGNC Investment Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +63.59.

Return on Total Capital for AGNC is now 0.63, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 5.15. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 6.57, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.62. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 896.23. Additionally, AGNC Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 89.96, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 87.51. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 26.21, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 2.41.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC] managed to generate an average of $13,490,196 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 0.07 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.01.

AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, AGNC Investment Corp. posted 0.57/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.55/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 3.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for AGNC. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for AGNC Investment Corp. go to -0.05%.

An analysis of insider ownership at AGNC Investment Corp. [AGNC]

There are presently around $4,930 million, or 59.00% of AGNC stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of AGNC stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 48,026,251, which is approximately -9.765% of the company’s market cap and around 0.34% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 41,241,040 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $666.46 million in AGNC stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $247.21 million in AGNC stock with ownership of nearly -1.852% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in AGNC Investment Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 222 institutional holders increased their position in AGNC Investment Corp. [NASDAQ:AGNC] by around 34,322,845 shares. Additionally, 215 investors decreased positions by around 60,215,535 shares, while 70 investors held positions by with 210,560,675 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 305,099,055 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. AGNC stock had 72 new institutional investments in for a total of 11,323,261 shares, while 54 institutional investors sold positions of 19,197,534 shares during the same period.

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