NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Capital Agency Corp (Nasdaq: AGNC) is tomorrow, June 21, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.40 per share. At a price of $30.22 as of 9:31 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 18.5%. The average volume for American Capital Agency has been 3.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $3.9 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 4.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It invests in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.2, equal to the average real estate industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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