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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AGNC. The most optimistic price target was 21.5, implying potential capital gains of 1.37 percent. The lowest price target was 19, which equates to a potential downside of -10.42 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.64 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 7.21 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.82 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AGNC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -44.33 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. AGNC has a PEG ratio of -0.11.

In the last 52-weeks, AGNC has achieved a high of 22.34 and a low of 17.30. Today's price is 22.6 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.06 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.