Short Interest in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCN) Increases By 44.1%

AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCNGet 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

A hedge fund recently bought a new stake in AGNC Investment stock. Connectus Wealth LLC acquired a new stake in AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNCNGet Rating) in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm acquired 858,419 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $20,057,000.

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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