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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AGNC. The highest price target was 21.5, which equates to a potential upside of 1.37 percent. The minimum price target given was 19, implying a possible loss of -10.42 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 6.61 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 decreased their estimates.

AGNC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -44.33 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. AGNC has a PEG ratio of -0.11.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AGNC hit 22.34 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.30. Currently the stock is 22.6 percent higher than its low, and 5.06 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of AGNC is $7.49 billion. AGNC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.