Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.American Capital Agency ( AGNC) pushed the Real Estate industry higher today making it today's featured real estate winner. The industry as a whole closed the day up 0.4%. By the end of trading, American Capital Agency rose $0.28 (1.3%) to $22.45 on light volume. Throughout the day, 5,621,111 shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10,654,400 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $22.20-$22.64 after having opened the day at $22.26 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.16. Other companies within the Real Estate industry that increased today were: Arbor Realty ( ABR), up 9.9%, Elbit Imaging ( EMITF), up 8.4%, BRASILAGRO - CIA Bras de Prop Agricolas ( LND), up 5.5% and Nationstar Mortgage Holdings ( NSM), up 5.0%.
American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). American Capital Agency has a market cap of $8.9 billion and is part of the financial sector. Shares are down 22.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations 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, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity.