American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 24, 2012


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American Capital Agency Corp. ( AGNC ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 24, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $1.25 per share scheduled for January 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AGNC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that AGNC has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $31.6, the dividend yield is 15.82%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AGNC was $31.6, representing a -14.06% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.77 and a 14.45% increase over the 52 week low of $27.61.

AGNC is a part of the Consumer Services sector, which includes companies such as Simon Property Group, Inc. ( SPG ) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) ( AMT ). AGNC's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.02. Zacks Investment Research reports AGNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -47.36%, compared to an industry average of -6%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AGNC Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AGNC through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AGNC as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares KBW High Dividend Yield Financial Portfolio ETF ( KBWD )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund ( REM )
  • iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( USMV )
  • iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI )
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund ETF ( MOM ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of 12.9% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of AGNC at 5.6%.

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