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.

Several price targets were given for AGNC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 21.5, which equates to a potential upside of 1.37 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.64 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 7.21 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.82 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.61 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. AGNC has a PEG ratio of -0.11.

AGNC has a 52-week high of 22.34 and a 52-week low of 17.30. Currently the stock is 22.6 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.06 percent. AGNC has a price/earnings 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.