NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Capital Agency (Nasdaq: AGNC) is tomorrow, December 20, 2011. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.40 per share. At a price of $29.12 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 19.4%. The average volume for American Capital Agency has been 5.5 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $5.32 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 1.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). It invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or U.S. The company has a P/E ratio of 4.1, 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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