Toronto Dominion Bank Raises Holdings in AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

Toronto Dominion Bank grew its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by 274.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 16,371 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock after purchasing an additional 12,002 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank’s holdings in AGNC Investment Corp. were worth $355,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. by 17.6% in the 2nd quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 6,611,039 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $140,749,000 after acquiring an additional 987,395 shares during the period. Bessemer Group Inc. increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. by 15.4% in the 3rd quarter. Bessemer Group Inc. now owns 1,641,281 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $35,583,000 after acquiring an additional 219,185 shares during the period. Prudential Financial Inc. increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. by 57.9% in the 3rd quarter. Prudential Financial Inc. now owns 1,604,383 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $34,783,000 after acquiring an additional 588,238 shares during the period. Aperio Group LLC increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. by 38.3% in the 3rd quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 1,543,880 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $33,471,000 after acquiring an additional 427,944 shares during the period. Finally, Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. increased its holdings in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. by 598.3% in the 3rd quarter. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. now owns 1,281,533 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $27,783,000 after acquiring an additional 1,098,007 shares during the period. 62.80% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

A number of analysts recently weighed in on AGNC shares. Maxim Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $21.25 price objective on shares of AGNC Investment Corp. in a report on Friday, October 27th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of AGNC Investment Corp. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have issued a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $20.28.

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) opened at $20.24 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $7,990.26, a PE ratio of 8.04 and a beta of 0.15. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.05, a current ratio of 0.24 and a quick ratio of 0.24. AGNC Investment Corp. has a 12-month low of $17.30 and a 12-month high of $22.34.

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, October 25th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.01. The firm had revenue of $178.00 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $177.50 million. AGNC Investment Corp. had a net margin of 145.02% and a return on equity of 12.00%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.67 EPS. equities analysts forecast that AGNC Investment Corp. will post 2.54 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a nov 17 dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 8th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be given a $0.18 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 29th. This represents a yield of 11%. AGNC Investment Corp.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 53.20%.

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About AGNC Investment Corp.

AGNC Investment Corp., formerly American Capital Agency Corp., is a real estate investment trust. The Company invests in agency residential mortgage-backed securities on a leveraged basis. Its 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).

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC)

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