American Capital Agency Corp. (AGNC) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 18, 2013

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American Capital Agency Corp. ( AGNC ) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 18, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $1.25 per share is scheduled to be paid on April 26, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AGNC stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 5th quarter that AGNC has paid the same dividend.

The previous trading day's last sale of AGNC was $32.99, representing a -10.28% decrease from the 52 week high of $36.77 and a 17.49% increase over the 52 week low of $28.08.

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 $4.4. Zacks Investment Research reports AGNC's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 9.01%, compared to an industry average of -8.6%.

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 )
  • Guggenheim Global Dividend Opportunities Index ETF ( LVL )
  • iShares FTSE NAREIT Mortgage REITs Index Fund ( REM )
  • Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
  • iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( USMV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is CZA with an increase of 12.41% over the last 100 days. KBWD has the highest percent weighting of AGNC at 5.56%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



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