American Capital Agency Stock Hits New 52-Week High (AGNC)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- American Capital Agency (Nasdaq: AGNC) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $35.59, above its previous 52-week high of $35.58 with two million shares traded as of 1:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 7.5 million shares over the past 30 days.

American Capital Agency has a market cap of $11.92 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. Shares are up 24.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday.

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The company has a P/E ratio of 9.8, above the average real estate industry P/E ratio of 8.7 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, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, unimpressive growth in net income and disappointing return on equity. You can view the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report.

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