American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) encountered a drop of 4.4% or -318,059 shares in the short positions. The number dropped from 7,225,917 on May 31,2016 to 6,907,858 on June 15,2016. The final interest is 2.1% of the floated stock. The days to cover figure of 2 can be arrived using the average daily exchange of 2,969,353 shares. The information was released by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc (FINRA) on June 24th after market close.
American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC): During Fridays trading session, Bulls were in full control of the stock right from the opening. The stock opened at $19.00 and $18.96 proved to be the low of the day. Continuous buying at higher levels pushed the stock towards an intraday high of $19.60. The buying momentum continued till the end and the stock did not give up its gains. It closed at $19.49, notching a gain of 1.04% for the day. The total traded volume was 7,302,291 . The stock had closed at $19.29 on the previous day.
The company shares have rallied 4.84% from its 1 Year high price. On Aug 21, 2015, the shares registered one year high at $20.08 and the one year low was seen on Jan 20, 2016. The 50-Day Moving Average price is $19.01 and the 200 Day Moving Average price is recorded at $18.19.
American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) has climbed 2.58% in the past week and advanced 3.23% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 4.28% and the outperformance has advanced to 6.35% for the last 4 weeks period.
American Capital Agency Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. The Companys income comes primarily from its investments in agency mortgage-backed securities (agency MBS). The Companys investments consist of residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations (CMOs) guaranteed by a government-sponsored enterprise, such as the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) and the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation (Freddie Mac), or by a United States Government agency, such as the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae). It also invests in agency debenture securities issued by Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae or the Federal Home Loan Bank and in other agency securities. The Company is externally managed by American Capital AGNC Management, LLC, an affiliate of American Capital, Ltd.