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How to buy Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (AGM) stocks in Canada

Learn how to easily invest in Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation stocks.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation is a credit services business based in the US. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation stocks (AGM.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $95.85 – an increase of 1% over the previous week. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation employs 121 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $233.6 million.

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Is it a good time to buy Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation stock?

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How has Coronavirus impacted Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's stock price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's stock price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $128.95, which is 44.18% up on its pre-crash value of $71.98 and 221.97% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $40.05.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $608.90 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 $1,709.88.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation stock price (NYSE:AGM)

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Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-01-10.
Latest market close$128.95
52-week range$72.03 - $136.00
50-day moving average $125.42
200-day moving average $108.21
Wall St. target price$138.00
PE ratio 12.8986
Dividend yield $3.44 (2.76%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $9.90

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Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $128.95 from 2022-01-14

1 week (2022-01-07) 1.00%
1 month (2021-12-16) 8.96%
3 months (2021-10-15) 9.19%
6 months (2021-07-16) 33.82%
1 year (2021-01-15) 60.33%
2 years (2020-01-16) 54.34%
3 years (2019-01-16) 85.06%
5 years (2017-01-13) 126.31%

Is Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's P/E ratio

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares trade at around 13x 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.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's PEG ratio

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.64. 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 Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation financials

Revenue TTM $233.6 million
Operating margin TTM 70.7%
Gross profit TTM $197.1 million
Return on assets TTM 0.53%
Return on equity TTM 12.25%
Profit margin 55.78%
Book value $66.21
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation share dividends

36%

Dividend payout ratio: 35.73% of net profits

Recently Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has paid out, on average, around 35.73% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $3.44 per share.

While Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's shares ever split?

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's shares were split on a 3:1 basis on 2 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 66.7% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's share price.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.0336 up to $136.0014. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGM.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's is 1.0289. This would suggest that Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation overview

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation provides a secondary market for various loans made to borrowers in the United States. It operates through four segments: Farm & Ranch, USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) Guarantees, Rural Utilities, and Institutional Credit. The Farm & Ranch segment purchases and retains eligible mortgage loans that are secured by first liens on agricultural real estate; securitizes eligible mortgage loans, and guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on securities representing interests in or obligations secured by pools of mortgage loans; and issues long-term standby purchase commitments (LTSPC) on designated eligible mortgage loans. The USDA Guarantees segment purchases portions of certain agricultural and rural development loans guaranteed by the USDA. The Rural Utilities segment purchases and guarantees securities that are backed by loans for electric or telecommunications facilities by lenders organized as cooperatives to borrowers; and purchases eligible rural utilities loans and guarantees of securities backed by those loans, as well as LTSPCs for pools of eligible rural utilities loans. The Institutional Credit segment guarantees and purchases general obligations of lenders and other financial institutions that are secured by pools of loans eligible under the Farmer Mac's Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, or Rural Utilities lines of business. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation was founded in 1987 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.

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