Well it didn't happen today, Thursday. Correct me if I am wrong, AGNC has never declared on a Friday? Again correct me if I am wrong, the ex div has alway been a week or more after a div has been declared? If this is contnues to be true then ex div will be after ex op on December 21. My prediction is after Christmas on Thursday, Dec 27. Next week will be interesting for everyone including myself who are holding Dec options. Hopefully, Monday at close will clarify the dividend issue and give us some time to make some money on the Dec Options or roll over to the Jan Options.
Well there are only so many trading days left in the year so, at some point, the prediction will be correct. AGNC has traditionally announced a week prior to NLY. Are they that afraid to cut the div? Like the market isn't pricing that in?
Man you shorts are really jumpy around div time. Don't worry, they should give you about a week to cover before the ex date--not much more than that though. Anyway, like i said, if they are consistent AGNC and MTGE will announce after the bell. The latest, IMHO will be tomorrow after the bell going into the weekend.
Sentiment: Strong Buy