1. As of noon trading, American Capital Agency ( AGNC) is down $0.90 (-4.1%) to $20.92 on average volume. Thus far, 6.4 million shares of American Capital Agency exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 10.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.83-$21.94 after having opened the day at $21.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.82.

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 24.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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 compelling growth in net income, notable return on equity and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the stock has had a generally disappointing performance in the past year. Get the full American Capital Agency Ratings Report now.

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