4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Capital Agency

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, mortgage REIT American Capital Agency (NAS: AGNC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Capital Agency and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

American Capital Agency facts

Headquarters (founded)Bethesda, Md. (2008)
Market Cap$9.7 billion
IndustryMortgage REIT
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$1.4 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Malon Wilkus
CFO John Erickson
Trailing-12-Month Return on Equity21.2%
Cash/Debt$5.6 billion / $74.5 billion
Dividend Yield15.4%
CompetitorsAnworth Mortgage Asset
Bimini Capital Management
MFA Financial

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 95% of the 817 members who have rated American Capital Agency believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.  

Earlier this month, one of those Fools, WealthLift, succinctly summed up the bull case for our community:

AGNC is in the upper crust of the bullish mREIT sector fueled by the current low interest rate environment. It is the best mREIT of the bunch because of: (1) its lower than average prepayment rate, (2) superb Funds from Operations (FFO) growth, and (3) undervalued P/FFO multiples.

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The article 4-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: American Capital Agency originally appeared on Fool.com.

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