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AGNC Investment Corp is a reit—mortgage business based in the US. AGNC Investment shares (AGNC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. AGNC Investment employs 51 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$7.8 billion.

How to buy shares in AGNC Investment

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for AGNC Investment. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: AGNC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until AGNC Investment reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$14.03, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of AGNC Investment, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of AGNC Investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

How has coronavirus impacted AGNC Investment's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, AGNC Investment's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was USD$14.03, which is 27.15% down on its pre-crash value of USD$19.26 and 124.48% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$6.25.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of AGNC Investment shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$560.42 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$753.13.

AGNC Investment share price

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AGNC Investment shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-14.
Latest market close USD$14.03
52-week range USD$6.25 - USD$19.65
50-day moving average USD$14.13
200-day moving average USD$13.1851
Wall St. target price USD$14.92
PE ratio 15.2586
Dividend yield USD$1.44 (10.26%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.16

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Is it a good time to buy AGNC Investment stock?

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AGNC Investment price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $14.03 from 2020-10-19

1 week (2020-11-24) -10.64%
1 month (2020-10-30) 0.43%
3 months (2020-09-01) -0.36%
6 months (2020-06-01) 6.61%
1 year (2019-11-29) -19.00%
2 years (2018-11-30) -20.73%
3 years (2017-12-01) -29.92%
5 years (2015-12-01) -21.93%

Is AGNC Investment under- or over-valued?

Valuing AGNC Investment stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of AGNC Investment's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

AGNC Investment's P/E ratio

AGNC Investment's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 15x. In other words, AGNC Investment shares trade at around 15x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

AGNC Investment's PEG ratio

AGNC Investment's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 17.55. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into AGNC Investment's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

AGNC Investment financials

Operating margin TTM 115.19%
Gross profit TTM USD$771 million
Return on assets TTM -0.85%
Return on equity TTM -8.08%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $15.951
Market capitalisation USD$7.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting AGNC Investment shares

There are currently 8.8 million AGNC Investment shares held short by investors – that's known as AGNC Investment's "short interest". This figure is 22.3% down from 11.3 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting AGNC Investment shares can be evaluated.

AGNC Investment's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

AGNC Investment's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of AGNC Investment shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of AGNC Investment shares traded daily (recently around 7.5 million). AGNC Investment's SIR currently stands at 1.17. In other words for every 100,000 AGNC Investment shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1170 shares are currently held short.

However AGNC Investment's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of AGNC Investment shares, or, against the total number of tradable AGNC Investment shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case AGNC Investment's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 AGNC Investment shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0201% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable AGNC Investment shares, roughly 20 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against AGNC Investment.

Find out more about how you can short AGNC Investment stock.

AGNC Investment's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like AGNC Investment.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

AGNC Investment's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 15.58

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and AGNC Investment's overall score of 15.58 (as at 10/01/2020) is excellent – landing it in it in the 16th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like AGNC Investment is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

AGNC Investment's environmental score

Environmental score: 4.21/100

AGNC Investment's environmental score of 4.21 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGNC Investment is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

AGNC Investment's social score

Social score: 6.21/100

AGNC Investment's social score of 6.21 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that AGNC Investment is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

AGNC Investment's governance score

Governance score: 7.16/100

AGNC Investment's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that AGNC Investment is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

AGNC Investment Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2020-10-01.

Total ESG score 15.58
Total ESG percentile 16.38
Environmental score 4.21
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 6.21
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 7.16
Governance score percentile 1

AGNC Investment share dividends

21%

Dividend payout ratio: 20.78% of net profits

Recently AGNC Investment has paid out, on average, around 20.78% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 10.26% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), AGNC Investment shareholders could enjoy a 10.26% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In AGNC Investment's case, that would currently equate to about $1.44 per share.

While AGNC Investment's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that AGNC Investment is investing more in its future growth.

AGNC Investment's most recent dividend payout was on 10 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

AGNC Investment share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, AGNC Investment's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.25 up to $19.65. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGNC.US volatility(beta: 0.9)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while AGNC Investment's is 0.9024. This would suggest that AGNC Investment's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

AGNC Investment overview

AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency. It funds its investments primarily through borrowings structured as repurchase agreements. The company has elected to be taxed as a REIT under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes, if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. The company was formerly known as American Capital Agency Corp. and changed its name to AGNC Investment Corp. in September 2016. AGNC Investment Corp. was founded in 2008 and is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland.

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