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American Capital Agency (AGNC +0.8%) goes ex-dividend today ($1.25/share), explaining how the...

American Capital Agency (AGNC +0.8%) goes ex-dividend today ($1.25/share), explaining how the stock is in the green at $32.60 when it closed yesterday at $33.61.
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  • firstinsnow
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    Not much of a pull-back on AGNC or sister MTGE.
    Still showing bullish sentiment, so far.
    Time will tell.
    snow
    19 Jun 2012, 12:17 PM Reply Like
  • achazz1004
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    GOOD QUESTION!
    IS IT BECAUSE IT WENT EX-DIV AT ($1.25/sh) TODAY?
    I TOO WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.
    19 Jun 2012, 12:25 PM Reply Like
  • 1957chevy
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    The day any stock goes EX-DIVIDEND it's opening price is reduced by the amount of the dividend. In other words... the closing price the night before the ex-dividend is reduced by the amount of the dividend on the opening the next trading day. Hope this is clear. Once the stock opens for trading it can then trade freely up or down.
    19 Jun 2012, 03:13 PM Reply Like
  • theyuha
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    Good management is paying off and getting attention. Some of the other REITS are not run as well. AGNC cut the dividend like some of the others but raised book value to compensate for it. AGNC chose the better securities.
    19 Jun 2012, 12:44 PM Reply Like
  • robert w ellis
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    as a retiree living on ss ira and inyestments agnchas been a very reliable and productive investment since oct o8 and i intend to stay with it as long as the fed supports the current pattern of interest tates.
    19 Jun 2012, 02:42 PM Reply Like
  • moishep
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    It's because it went ex-div. Normally, the stock retreats more than the amount of the dividend, but it's showing surprising strength today, likely due to the strong overall market. MTGE is also strong today, also having gone ex-dividend. I'll be watching for a potential late selloff in the market to see if I can get a better buy point, but I'm a buyer of both today whether that occurs or not.
    19 Jun 2012, 03:03 PM Reply Like
  • kamuela
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    THE MARKET AUTOMATIC DEDUCTS THE DIVIDEND FROM THE CLOSING PRICE OF YESTERDAY SO 33.61 CLOSING BECOMES 32.36 CLOSING, AND THE PRICE TODAY IS THE DIFFERENCE WHICH CREATES THE GAIN OR LOSS. 32.60 MINUS THE 32.36 IS A GAIN OF 24 CENTS. I THINK THAT IS RIGHT.
    19 Jun 2012, 03:08 PM Reply Like
  • kingdad
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    Mo money for me, mo money for you, mo money for all of us!

     

    TY Agnc, TY Annaly Management TY! TY! TY, all the way to the bank!
    20 Jun 2012, 07:36 AM Reply Like
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