Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, small-cap mortgage REIT American Capital Agency (NASDAQ:AGNC) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at American Capital Agency's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

American Capital Agency facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Bethesda, Md. (2008)

Market Cap

$533.7 million


Mortgage REIT

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$70.5 million


Chairman/CEO Malon Wilkus
CFO John Erickson


$69.2 million

Trailing-12-Month Dividend Yield


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Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94% of the 141 members who have rated American Capital believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include lion1937 and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Last month, lion1937 tapped American Capital as a particularly timely way to make some income: "Real Estate is down in most States, opportunities are tremendous for companies like [American Capital], good management team is of the essence in such an environment, attractive dividends will bring in more investors, making the stock a buy on various rating scales."

In a pitch from two weeks later, TSIF also advises Fools to capitalize with American Capital:

American Capital Agency invests in pass-through securities and mortgages whose principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a U.S. Government agency or a U.S. Government sponsored entity. While the rapidly climbing debt could spell trouble if not managed carefully, it is used to purchase even more secured/guaranteed loans. American Capital is growing rapidly. ... Dividends, while not guaranteed, and hard to determine on such a short track record are on track for 20%. Given some appreciation and modest S&P growth, American Capital has the makings of a CAPS winner.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.