American Capital Agency Stock To Go Ex-dividend Monday (AGNC)

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for American Capital Agency (Nasdaq: AGNC) is Monday, March 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of $1.25 per share. At a price of $30.95 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 16.3%.

The average volume for American Capital Agency has been 4.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $5.36 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 9.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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 6.1, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 4.1 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, generally poor debt management and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report.

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