Pre-market Equity Watch on REIT - Residential -- American Capital Agency, Two Harbors Investment, UDR Inc., and American Campus Communities

Jul 20, 2016, 07:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

This morning's investors' attention is directed to the Residential REITs industry which remains to be one of the best-performing industries so far this year. Operators in this space are known for paying generous dividends and being steady income vehicles. takes a look at today's featured companies: American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ: AGNC), Two Harbors Investment Corp. (NYSE: TWO), UDR Inc. (NYSE: UDR), and American Campus Communities Inc. (NYSE: ACC). Sign up today and access our notes for free at:

American Capital Agency 

Bethesda, Maryland-based American Capital Agency Corp.'s stock finished Tuesday's session at $19.42, climbing 1.09%. A total volume of 3.99 million shares was traded, above their three months average volume of 3.44 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 3.28% and 5.92%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 19.62% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 2.55% and 11.21%, respectively. Moreover, shares of American Capital Agency, which invests in residential mortgage pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 58.23.

On July 01st, 2016, American Capital Agency announced that it has completed the internalization of its management function through the acquisition of American Capital Mortgage Management, LLC ("ACMM") and its subsidiaries. American Capital Agency acquired ACMM from a portfolio company of American Capital, Ltd. for a purchase price of $562 million in cash.

On July 19th, 2016, research firm Keefe Bruyette downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Outperform' to 'Market Perform'. See our complete notes on AGNC at:

Two Harbors Investment 

Shares in New York headquartered Two Harbors Investment Corp. ended yesterday's session 0.82% higher at $8.65 with a total volume of 1.16 million shares traded. The stock has gained 3.14% in the past month, 14.72% in the previous three months, and 13.06% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 3.62% above their 50-day moving average and 11.34% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Two Harbors Investment, which focuses on investing in, financing, and managing residential mortgage-backed securities, residential mortgage loans, mortgage servicing rights, commercial real estate and other financial assets, have an RSI of 62.94.

On July 18th, 2016, Two Harbors Investment announced the appointment of Timothy Perrott as the Senior Director of Investor Relations. Mr. Perrott has over 20 years of experience in leading global investor relations and corporate communications efforts. Prior to joining Two Harbors Investment, Mr. Perrott has held leadership positions with ADT Security Services, NII Holdings (Nextel International), and Southern Company, among others. TWO free notes is just a click away at:

UDR Inc. 

On Tuesday, Denver, Colorado headquartered UDR Inc.'s stock rose 0.90%, to close the day at $36.80. A total volume of 1.36 million shares was traded. The Company's shares have advanced 6.41% in the last one month, 0.83% in the previous three months, and 0.25% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.61% and 4.10% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of UDR Inc., which invests in the real estate markets of the United States, have an RSI of 58.45.

On June 24th, 2016, UDR, Inc. announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a quarterly dividend $0.295 per share for the second quarter of 2016. The dividend would be payable on August 1st, 2016 to UDR's shareholders of record as of July 11th, 2016. The upcoming dividend will be the 175th consecutive quarterly dividend paid by the company. Sign up for your complimentary notes on UDR at:

American Campus Communities 

Shares in Austin, Texas-based American Campus Communities Inc. ended the day 1.09% higher at $52.16. A total volume of 450,128 shares was traded. The stock has gained 7.44% in the last one month, 15.51% in the previous three months, and 28.50% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 6.88% and 20.82%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of American Campus Communities, which invests in the real estate markets of the United State, have an RSI of 62.87.

On June 28th, 2016, American Campus Communities was recognized with the Innovation Project Award honoring its "Transformational Mixed-Use Developments at Drexel University" at the National Council for Public-Private Partnerships' P3Connect 2016 event in Chicago.

On July 18th, 2016, research firm JMP Securities downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Market Outperform' to 'Market Perform'. Register for free on and access the latest notes on ACC at:


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