AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCP) Sees Significant Increase in Short Interest

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCPGet Rating) saw a large growth in short interest during the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 206,100 shares, a growth of 5.3% from the December 15th total of 195,700 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 73,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.8 days.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

An institutional investor recently bought a new position in AGNC Investment stock. Connectus Wealth LLC acquired a new position in shares of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCPGet Rating) during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 366,204 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,054,000.

AGNC Investment Stock Down 0.3 %

Shares of NASDAQ AGNCP opened at $21.42 on Wednesday. AGNC Investment has a 1 year low of $16.79 and a 1 year high of $24.91. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $20.03 and its 200-day moving average is $20.15.

AGNC Investment Announces Dividend

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Stockholders of record on Sunday, January 1st were paid a $0.3828 dividend. This represents a $1.53 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 7.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 29th.

About AGNC Investment

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AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The company invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by the United States government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency.

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