Analyst Ratings for AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)Updated: 2017-07-26
An average rating of Hold has been given to AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for AGNC last month.
Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for AGNC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 21.5, implying a possible profit of 1.37 percent. The lowest price target was 19, implying a possible loss of -10.42 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.64 percent. That number becomes 7.21 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.82 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.61 percent in FY estimates.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of AGNC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -44.33 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AGNC is -0.11.
AGNC has a 52-week high of 22.34 and a 52-week low of 17.30. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 22.6 percent, and 5.06 percent lower than its 52-week high. AGNC has a P/E ratio of 4.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AGNC value stock report compares AGNC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.49 billion. AGNC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.