AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCN – Get Rating) was the target of a significant growth in short interest in the month of December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totalling 117,300 shares, a growth of 44.1% from the December 15th total of 81,400 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 52,600 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 2.2 days.
AGNC Investment Stock Down 0.3 %
NASDAQ AGNCN opened at $25.08 on Friday. The business’s 50 day simple moving average is $24.81. AGNC Investment has a one year low of $21.87 and a one year high of $25.63.
AGNC Investment Increases Dividend
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, January 17th. Investors of record on Sunday, January 1st were paid a dividend of $0.5744 per share. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 29th. This represents a $2.30 annualized dividend and a yield of 9.16%. This is a boost from AGNC Investment’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.44.
Institutional Investors Weigh In On AGNC Investment
About AGNC Investment
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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