Are analysts optimistic about AGNC Investment Corp.’s (NASDAQ:AGNC) stock?

The closing price of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC) was 10.77 for the day, down -2.36% from the previous closing price of $11.03. In other words, the price has decreased by $-0.26 from its previous closing price. On the day, 9524376 shares were traded. AGNC reached its highest trading level at $11.05 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $10.71.

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Our analysis of AGNC’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 6.19 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 9.23. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 6.60 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.02.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Keefe Bruyette on June 09, 2022, Upgraded its rating to Outperform and sets its target price to $13.25 from $12.25 previously.

On May 05, 2022, Piper Sandler Upgraded its rating to Overweight which previously was Neutral and also lowered its target price recommendation from $13.50 to $13.

JP Morgan Downgraded its Overweight to Neutral on April 25, 2022, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $14.50 to $11.50.

Insider Transactions:

Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Feb 11 when Kain Gary D sold 200,000 shares for $14.10 per share. The transaction valued at 2,819,760 led to the insider holds 667,920 shares of the business.

Kain Gary D sold 400,000 shares of AGNC for $5,639,520 on Feb 11. The Director, Executive Chair now owns 2,066,178 shares after completing the transaction at $14.10 per share. On Nov 05, another insider, Kain Gary D, who serves as the Director and Executive Chair of the company, sold 4,080 shares for $16.25 each. As a result, the insider received 66,312 and left with 867,920 shares of the company.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, AGNC has reached a high of $16.75, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $9.99. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 12.09, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 12.87.

Shares Statistics:

AGNC traded an average of 8.24M shares per day over the past three months and 8.58M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 526.20M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 520.45M. Insiders hold about 0.70% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 45.50% stake in the company. Shares short for AGNC as of Jul 14, 2022 were 15.27M with a Short Ratio of 2.29, compared to 18.72M on Jun 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 2.92% and a Short% of Float of 2.93%.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 1.44, AGNC has a forward annual dividend rate of 1.44. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 13.06%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 11.46%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 11.34.

Earnings Estimates

The firm’s stock currently is rated by 12 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $0.56 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $0.72 and a low estimate of $0.4, while EPS last year was $0.75. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $0.54, with high estimates of $0.67 and low estimates of $0.32.

Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $2.89 and $1.88 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $2.55. EPS for the following year is $2.14, with 13 analysts recommending between $2.85 and $1.38.

Revenue Estimates

It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 5 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $435.2M to a low estimate of $254.3M. As of the current estimate, AGNC Investment Corp.’s year-ago sales were $279M, an estimated increase of 17.30% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 5 analysts are estimating revenue of $319.04M, an increase of 29.20% over than the figure of $17.30% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $460.1M for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $252M.

A total of 4 analysts have provided revenue estimates for AGNC’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $1.75B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $1.19B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $1.41B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $1.29B, up 9.50% from the average estimate. Based on 5 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $1.29B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $1.93B and the low estimate is $907M. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is down -8.60% from the average revenue estimate for this year.