AGNC Investment Target of Unusually Large Options Trading (NASDAQ:AGNC)

AGNC Investment Corp. was. NASDAQ: AGNC is the beneficiary of unusually large options trading on Monday. Stock traders bought 13,240 put options in the stock. This is a 55% increase over the typical size of 8,558 put options.

AGNC traded down $0.05 on Monday, reaching $14.71. 184,501 shares of the company’s stock were traded, compared to an average trading volume of 7,753,777. The 50-day moving average for the stock is $15.35 and the 200-day moving average is $15.85. The company’s debt-to-equity ratio is 0.01, the trading ratio is 0.23 and the velocity ratio is 0.23. AGNC Investment recorded a 12-month low of $14.16 and a 12-month high of $18.84. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.72 billion, a PE ratio of 5.55 and a beta version of 1.01.

The company also recently announced a January 22 dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, February 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, January 31st will issue a dividend of $0.12. This represents a return of 9.3%. The date of exclusion from these earnings is Friday, January 28. AGNC Investment’s payout ratio is 54.14%.

Several research analysts have recently focused on AGNC stock. JMP Securities lowered shares of AGNC Investment from a “outstanding” rating to a “market performance” rating in a report released on Thursday, October 28th. Barclays downgraded AGNC Investment’s stock from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and set a target price of $17.00 per share. In a research note on Wednesday, October 27. Zacks Investment Research lowered AGNC Investment’s stock from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $13.00 target price for the company. In a research note on Tuesday, January 18th. Piper Sandler lowered their price target for AGNC Investment shares from $16.50 to $16.00 and assigned a “neutral” rating to the stock in a research report on Wednesday, January 5th. They noted that this step was a call for evaluation. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada boosted its price target for AGNC Investment shares from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the company a “superior” rating in a research note on Monday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. According to MarketBeat data, AGNC Investment currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an agreed price target of $16.75.

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In other news, Director Gary D. Kain sold 6,120 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 5th. The stock sold at an average price of $16.25, for a total transaction of $99,450.00. The deal was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.38% of the company’s shares.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. Its position in shares of AGNC Investment Company increased by 43.1% during the first quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. Now 738,228 shares of REIT stock are valued at $13,289,000 after acquiring an additional 222,443 shares during the period. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp boosted its stake in AGNC Investment by 11.7% during the second quarter. BRITISH COLUMBIA INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT Corp. now owns 100,069 shares of REIT stock valued at $1,690,000 after purchasing an additional 10,520 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corporation by 50.2% in the second quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. owns. Now 55,724 shares of REIT stock are valued at $941,000 after purchasing an additional 18,625 shares during this period. Deutsche Bank AG consolidated its position in AGNC Investment Company by 2.3% during the second quarter. Deutsche Bank now owns 59,365 shares of REIT stock valued at $10,072,000 after acquiring an additional 1,304 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Bank of New York Mellon Corp raised its position in AGNC Investments by 13.5% in the second quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 3,453,277 shares of REIT stock valued at $58,326,000 after acquiring an additional 410,278 shares in the last quarter. 48.73% of the shares are owned by investment institutions.

About AGNC Investment Company

AGNC Investment Corp. , formerly known as American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The company invests in agency mortgage-backed securities on the basis of leverage. Its investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and secured mortgage obligations (CMOs) whose principal and interest payments are secured by a government-sponsored institution, such as the National Mortgage Association (Fanny Mae) and the Federal Mortgage. A corporation (Freddie Mac), or a US government agency, such as the Ginnie Mae National Mortgage Corporation (collectively, GSEs).

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