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UBS Ups Celanese (CE) To Buy from Neutral; Last Week AGNC Investment Corp. (AGNC) Coverage

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Celanese (NYSE:CE)‘s rating was upped by equity analysts at UBS from a Neutral rating to a Buy rating in a an analyst note shared with investors on 17 May.

Among 12 analysts covering American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC), 3 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. American Capital Agency Corp. had 34 analyst reports since July 30, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Compass Point upgraded AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) rating on Thursday, August 13. Compass Point has “Buy” rating and $22 target. The firm has “Neutral” rating by JP Morgan given on Monday, July 18. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, May 23 by Wunderlich. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, September 12. The firm has “Hold” rating by Wunderlich given on Tuesday, October 27. Credit Suisse maintained AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) on Friday, June 2 with “Hold” rating. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with “Equal-Weight” rating in Friday, April 27 report. The stock of AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, December 2 by Credit Suisse. The rating was maintained by Maxim Group on Thursday, July 27 with “Buy”. Maxim Group maintained it with “Buy” rating and $21.25 target in Thursday, February 1 report. See AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) latest ratings:

27/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $20 New Target: $19 Maintain
26/04/2018 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $19.2500 Maintain
02/02/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $21 New Target: $20 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Hold New Target: $19.5 Maintain
01/02/2018 Broker: Maxim Group Rating: Buy New Target: $21.25 Maintain
01/12/2017 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $19.0

The stock increased 0.05% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $18.88. About 2.89M shares traded. AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) has declined 4.38% since May 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.93% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0 in 2017 Q4. Its down 2.00, from 2 in 2017Q3. It dived, as 0 investors sold AGNC Investment Corp. shares while 1 reduced holdings. 0 funds opened positions while 0 raised stakes. 133,476 shares or 6.38% less from 142,576 shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prudential Public Limited Co invested in 0% or 16,800 shares. Gulf Financial Bank (Uk) owns 115,476 shares or 0.03% of their US portfolio. Cypress Capital Ltd Liability (Wy) holds 1,000 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. American Research And Mngmt accumulated 200 shares or 0% of the stock.

Since February 9, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $250,290 activity. On Friday, February 9 the insider Federico Peter J sold $250,290.

More news for AGNC Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) were recently published by: Prnewswire.com, which released: “AGNC Investment Corp. to Ring Nasdaq Opening Bell in Celebration of 10 Years as a Publicly Traded Company” on May 14, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Rough quarter for AGNC Investment” and published on April 25, 2018 is yet another important article.

AGNC Investment Corp. operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. The company has market cap of $7.39 billion. The firm invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by government-sponsored enterprise or by the United States government agency. It has a 9.25 P/E ratio. It funds its investments primarily through short-term borrowings structured as repurchase agreements.

Celanese Corporation, a technology and specialty materials company, makes and sells value-added chemicals, thermoplastic polymers, and other chemical products worldwide. The company has market cap of $15.10 billion. The company's Advanced Engineered Materials segment develops, produces, and supplies specialty polymers for automotive and medical applications, as well as for use in industrial products and consumer electronics. It has a 18.23 P/E ratio. The Company’s Consumer Specialties segment provides cellulose acetate flakes, films, and tows for use in filter products applications; food protection ingredients, such as potassium sorbate and sorbic acid for food and beverage industry; Sunett, a sweetener for use in various beverages, confections, and dairy products; and Qorus, a sweetener system designed for low-to no-calorie carbonated and non-carbonated beverages, flavored waters, energy drinks, and milk and dairy products.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.05 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.14, from 0.91 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 29 investors sold Celanese Corporation shares while 142 reduced holdings. 54 funds opened positions while 126 raised stakes. 125.13 million shares or 1.30% less from 126.78 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Chase Inv Counsel reported 54,066 shares. Hsbc Hldgs Pcl reported 0.02% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Symphony Asset Management Limited Liability Company has invested 0.02% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Checchi Advisers Limited Liability Company has invested 0.05% in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Pnc Financial Ser Gru Inc stated it has 229,356 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Private Cap Mgmt Lc holds 2.54% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) for 147,430 shares. Nicholas Inv Prns Lp has invested 0.52% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Burt Wealth has 0.01% invested in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE). Stratos Wealth Prtn holds 3,200 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Pictet Asset Mngmt holds 0.02% or 57,118 shares. 189,475 were accumulated by Utd Services Automobile Association. First Allied Advisory Services Incorporated reported 2,853 shares stake. First Tru L P holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) for 186,106 shares. Becker Cap Management owns 2,365 shares or 0.01% of their US portfolio. 293,799 are owned by Millennium Mngmt Ltd.

The stock increased 2.64% or $2.86 during the last trading session, reaching $111.11. About 1.18 million shares traded or 34.82% up from the average. Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) has risen 9.78% since May 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 1.77% the S&P500.

More news for Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Celanese weakness presents buying opportunity, Goldman analyst says” on May 01, 2018. Investorplace.com‘s article titled: “5 Top ROE Stocks to Buy as US-China Trade Concerns Subside” and published on May 15, 2018 is yet another important article.

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