Astute Investors Are Taking a Second Look at Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM)

Seasoned investors are often on the lookout for a value name with solid upside.  Recently attention has been given to shares of Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) as the stock recently touched $75.11, a -0.98% move from the most recent open.

Here we’ll take a quick glance at how the stock price is currently trading in relation to some of its simple moving averages. At current levels, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM) shares have been seen trading -4.84% away from the 20-day moving average. The stock has been recently separated from the 50-day moving average by -2.78%. Using a broader approach, shares have been trading 7.36% off of the 200-day moving average. After the latest check-in, company stock is -9.47% off of the 50 day high and 6.46% away from the 50 day low price.

Analysts are predicting earnings per share growth of 42.50% for the current year. The earnings per share growth over the next five years are expected to be 8.00%. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has had earnings per share growth of 36.20% over the past five years. 

Earnings per share (EPS) the amount of income that “belongs” to each share of common stock. This is a valuable tool that investors use to determine the value and projected value of a stock.  Earnings per share is generally reported in annualized form from the most recent fiscal year. To determine the value, the average number of shares outstanding is usually calculated by averaging the number of shares at the beginning of the fiscal period and the number of shares at the end of the period. 

Currently the return on equity is 17.20% and its debt to equity is 34.42. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation has a total market cap of $790.16, a gross margin of 45.20% while the profit margin is 21.60% and the ROI is 0.50%.

In terms of performance, we can pore into the stats for Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM).  The stock is -4.00% since the start of 2017. Over the past week, shares are 0.48%. Moving out to look at the previous month performance, the stock is at -5.74%. For the quarter, performance is at 12.07%. During the past six months, Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:AGM)’s stock has been 14.44% and 31.20% for the last 12 months.