Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) has earned an average broker rating score of 1.00 (Strong Buy) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a strong buy rating.

Zacks has also given Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C an industry rank of 89 out of 255 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, ValuEngine upgraded Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd.

Shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C opened at $84.28 on Tuesday, according to MarketBeat. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C has a one year low of $62.72 and a one year high of $99.11. The stock has a market cap of $940.93 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 13.13 and a beta of 1.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 2.78, a current ratio of 0.73 and a quick ratio of 0.73.

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C (NYSE:AGM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 9th. The credit services provider reported $1.80 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $2.05 by ($0.25). Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C had a return on equity of 15.77% and a net margin of 19.89%.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.58 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 13th. This represents a $2.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%.

In other news, Director Sara Louise Faivre-Davis sold 450 shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C stock in a transaction dated Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $95.10, for a total transaction of $42,795.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, EVP Stephen P. Mullery sold 1,265 shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C stock in a transaction dated Friday, July 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.52, for a total value of $124,627.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 19,970 shares of company stock valued at $1,836,916 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 2.48% of the company’s stock.

Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Catalyst Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C during the 2nd quarter valued at about $107,000. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C during the 2nd quarter valued at about $119,000. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C during the 2nd quarter valued at about $185,000. Navellier & Associates Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C during the 2nd quarter valued at about $196,000. Finally, Private Advisor Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C during the 2nd quarter valued at about $236,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 64.98% of the company’s stock.

About Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corp. Class C

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation provides a secondary market for various loans made to borrowers in the United States. It operates through four segments: Farm & Ranch, USDA Guarantees, Rural Utilities, and Institutional Credit. The Farm & Ranch segment purchases and retains eligible mortgage loans that are secured by first liens on agricultural real estate; securitizes eligible mortgage loans, and guarantees the timely payment of principal and interest on securities representing interests in or obligations secured by pools of mortgage loans; and issues long-term standby purchase commitments on designated eligible mortgage loans.

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