Taking a Look at the Data Behind AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC)

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on REIT – Residential. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $18.74, up from yesterday’s close by 0.70%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) currently trades with a market capitalization of $7.34 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been falling by -48.94 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $1.26 Billion over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to hold steady in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.59 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.51% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.



Technical Analysis

We’ve taken a serious look at this stock from a fundamental perspective, but the tale of the tape may offer more hints about what lies under the surface. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, AGNC Investment Corp. recorded a 52-week high of $22.34. It is now trading 3.6% off that level. The stock is trading $18.69 its 50-day moving average by -0.049999999999997%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $17.84.

In recent action, AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) has made a move of -0.95% over the past month, which has come on weak relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been less volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 4.73% with $389.52 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of AGNC.

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