American Capital Agency Corp. (
) 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. (
) and American Tower Corporation (REIT) (
). 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
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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 (
- iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund (
- iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund (
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund (
- QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Momentum Fund ETF (
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%.