Short Interest Change: Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC) Shorted Shares Increased 2.62% After Market Selling

November 23, 2016 - By Richard Conner   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Change: Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC) Shorted Shares Increased 2.62% After Market Selling

The stock of Agnc Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AGNC) registered an increase of 2.62% in short interest. AGNC’s total short interest was 6.11M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 2.62% from 5.95M shares, reported previously. With 2.63 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 2 days to cover their AGNC’s short positions. About 1.68M shares traded hands. AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has risen 3.17% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 2.16% the S&P500.

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is an internally managed real estate investment trust . The company has a market cap of $6.29 billion. The Firm primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). It has a 40.92 P/E ratio. The Company’s investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by the United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively, GSEs).

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment decreased to 0.5 in Q2 2016. Its down 0.70, from 1.2 in 2016Q1. The ratio turned negative, as 34 funds sold all AGNC Investment Corp shares owned while 98 reduced positions. 36 funds bought stakes while 123 increased positions. They now own 185.52 million shares or 6.21% less from 197.82 million shares in 2016Q1.
Janus Ltd has 0.02% invested in the company for 1.20 million shares. Oakworth Cap last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. Grisanti Mngmt Limited Liability Company reported 59,495 shares or 0.65% of all its holdings. Tcw Gru Inc last reported 0.17% of its portfolio in the stock. Smithfield Trust last reported 1,000 shares in the company. Kbc Nv holds 0.01% or 23,553 shares in its portfolio. Shell Asset Company, a Netherlands-based fund reported 496,505 shares. Moreover, Art Advsrs Limited Liability has 0.18% invested in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) for 179,329 shares. Aqr Mgmt Ltd Liability Company accumulated 0% or 10,738 shares. Westfield Capital Management Lp accumulated 0.04% or 237,170 shares. Raymond James Assoc holds 0.02% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) for 297,035 shares. Kcg last reported 0.02% of its portfolio in the stock. Teacher Retirement System Of Texas has invested 0.03% of its portfolio in AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC). Monetary Mgmt accumulated 0.01% or 1,000 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Systems last reported 0.03% of its portfolio in the stock.

Insider Transactions: Since June 2, 2016, the stock had 0 insider purchases, and 10 sales for $13.64 million net activity. The insider Bell Bernice sold 133 shares worth $2,631. $32,467 worth of shares were sold by Federico Peter J on Friday, August 26. $63,137 worth of shares were sold by Davis Morris A. on Thursday, June 2. Kain Gary D had sold 368,953 shares worth $7.21M on Tuesday, July 5. Shares for $3.01 million were sold by Kuehl Christopher on Tuesday, July 5.

AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) Ratings Coverage

Out of 9 analysts covering American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 1 “Sell”, while 4 “Hold”. This means 44% are positive. American Capital Agency Corp. has been the topic of 17 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, August 13 by Compass Point. On Monday, July 18 the stock rating was downgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral”. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was upgraded by Nomura to “Buy”. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 27 by Wunderlich. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) earned “Neutral” rating by Nomura on Friday, July 8. Wunderlich upgraded AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) on Monday, May 23 to “Buy” rating. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to “Neutral” on Wednesday, June 29. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Wednesday, December 16 by Morgan Stanley. On Wednesday, October 28 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold”. As per Wednesday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.

AGNC Company Profile

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., incorporated on January 7, 2008, is an internally managed real estate investment trust (REIT). The Firm primarily invests on a leveraged basis in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Company’s investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by the United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae) (collectively, GSEs). The Firm also focuses on investing in other assets related to agency securities and approximately 10% of its assets in AAA non-agency and commercial mortgage-backed securities (collectively, AAA non-agency MBS).

More recent AGNC Investment Corp (NASDAQ:AGNC) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “AGNC Investment Corp. Encourages Stockholders to Submit Voting Instructions …” on November 18, 2016. Also Seekingalpha.com published the news titled: “Trump Interest Spike Hurts AGNC Less Than People Think” on November 18, 2016. Prnewswire.com‘s news article titled: “AGNC Investment Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results” with publication date: October 24, 2016 was also an interesting one.

Receive News & Ratings Via Email - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings with our FREE daily email newsletter.

By Richard Conner


Readers Comments (0)





Free Email Newsletter

Enter your email address below to get the latest news and analysts' ratings for your stocks with our FREE daily email newsletter:


Recent Market News

>