American Capital Agency (AGNC) Marked As Today's Post-Market Laggard

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Trade-Ideas LLC identified American Capital Agency ( AGNC) as a post-market laggard candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified American Capital Agency as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • AGNC has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $94.0 million.
  • AGNC is down 2.9% today from today's close.

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More details on AGNC:

American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT). The stock currently has a dividend yield of 12.6%. AGNC has a PE ratio of 3.4. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate American Capital Agency a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

The average volume for American Capital Agency has been 6.3 million shares per day over the past 30 days. American Capital Agency has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the financial sector and real estate industry. The stock has a beta of 0.12 and a short float of 2.1% with 1.79 days to cover. Shares are up 8.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates American Capital Agency as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, reasonable 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, unimpressive growth in net income and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. In comparison to the other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, AMERICAN CAPITAL AGENCY CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of the industry average and is above that of the S&P 500.
  • AGNC, with its very weak revenue results, has greatly underperformed against the industry average of 9.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues plummeted by 124.0%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to have hurt the bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has significantly underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry. The net income has significantly decreased by 915.1% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $86.00 million to -$701.00 million.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $472.00 million or 20.93% when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, when comparing the cash generation rate to the industry average, the firm's growth is significantly lower.

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