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 most pessimistic price target was 19, implying potential capital losses 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.82 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 6.61 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AGNC to grow at a rate of -44.33 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, AGNC hit 22.34 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.30. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 22.6 percent, 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 market cap of AGNC is $7.49 billion. AGNC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.