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Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$75.95
+0.45 (+0.60%)
(As of 05/22/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$75.24
$76.08
50-Day Range
$75.21
$92.86
52-Week Range
$51.05
$96.60
Volume
261,237 shs
Average Volume
392,821 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.13 billion
P/E Ratio
5.86
Dividend Yield
1.63%
Price Target
$97.00

Assured Guaranty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
27.7% Upside
$97.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.66% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.38
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
N/A
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$7.79 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
11.63%
From $6.45 to $7.20 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.89 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

34th out of 824 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

1st out of 7 stocks

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About Assured Guaranty Stock (NYSE:AGO)

Assured Guaranty Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. It operates through two segments: Insurance and Asset Management. The company offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. It insures and reinsures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. In addition, the company insures and reinsures various the U.S. public finance obligations, such as general obligation, tax-backed, municipal utility, transportation, healthcare, higher education, infrastructure, housing revenue, investor-owned utility, renewable energy, and other public finance bonds. Further, the company involved in insuring and reinsuring of non-U.S. public finance obligations comprising regulated utilities, infrastructure finance, sovereign and sub-sovereign, renewable energy bonds, pooled infrastructure, and other public finance obligations; and the U.S. and non-U.S. Structured finance obligations, including residential mortgage-backed securities, life insurance transactions, consumer receivables securities, subscription finance facilities, pooled corporate obligations, and financial products. Additionally, it offers specialty business, such as real estate properties, insurance securitizations, and aircraft residual value insurance (RVI) transactions; and asset management services comprising investment advisory services. It markets its financial guaranty insurance directly to issuers and underwriters of public finance and structured finance securities, as well as to investors in such obligations. Assured Guaranty Ltd. was incorporated in 2003 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

AGO Stock Price History

AGO Stock News Headlines

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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/20 Dividend
3/05/2024
Dividend Payable
3/20/2024
Last Earnings
5/07/2024
Ex-Dividend for 5/29 Dividend
5/14/2024
Today
5/23/2024
Dividend Payable
5/29/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
8/13/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Surety insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
CUSIP
G0585R10
Employees
350
Year Founded
1985

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$97.00
High Stock Price Target
$102.00
Low Stock Price Target
$92.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+27.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$739 million
Pretax Margin
51.83%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.01 billion
Cash Flow
$10.98 per share
Book Value
$104.37 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
51,666,000
Market Cap
$4.13 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.14

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AGO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Assured Guaranty stock right now?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Assured Guaranty in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" AGO shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in AGO, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Assured Guaranty's stock price target for 2024?

2 analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their AGO share price targets range from $92.00 to $102.00. On average, they expect the company's share price to reach $97.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.7% from the stock's current price.
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How have AGO shares performed in 2024?

Assured Guaranty's stock was trading at $74.83 at the start of the year. Since then, AGO stock has increased by 1.5% and is now trading at $75.95.
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Are investors shorting Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty saw a decline in short interest in the month of April. As of April 15th, there was short interest totaling 875,200 shares, a decline of 10.6% from the March 31st total of 978,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 402,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 2.2 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Assured Guaranty's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, August 13th 2024.
View our AGO earnings forecast
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How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, May, 7th. The financial services provider reported $1.96 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.41 by $0.55. The financial services provider earned $245 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $194.78 million. Assured Guaranty had a net margin of 57.45% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.48%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 13.4% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share.

How often does Assured Guaranty pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Wednesday, May 29th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.63%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, May 14th. This is an increase from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.28.
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Is Assured Guaranty a good dividend stock?

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) pays an annual dividend of $1.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.61%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 6 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 9.58%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AGO will have a dividend payout ratio of 17.22% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for AGO.

What is Piotr Niemczycki's approval rating as Assured Guaranty's CEO?

4 employees have rated Assured Guaranty Chief Executive Officer Piotr Niemczycki on Glassdoor.com. Piotr Niemczycki has an approval rating of 64% among the company's employees. 64.0% of employees surveyed would recommend working at Assured Guaranty to a friend.

What other stocks do shareholders of Assured Guaranty own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Assured Guaranty investors own include Delta Air Lines (DAL), Citigroup (C), Energy Transfer (ET), Bank of America (BAC), Gilead Sciences (GILD), Boeing (BA), Enterprise Products Partners (EPD), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC) and RTX (RTX).

Who are Assured Guaranty's major shareholders?

Assured Guaranty's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.85%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (1.83%), Kahn Brothers Group Inc. (1.78%), Reinhart Partners LLC. (1.61%), LRI Investments LLC (0.54%) and LRI Investments LLC (0.52%). Insiders that own company stock include Dominic Frederico, G Lawrence Buhl, Howard Albert, Laura Bieling, Robert Bailenson and Stephen Donnarumma.
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How do I buy shares of Assured Guaranty?

Shares of AGO stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Assured Guaranty have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Assured Guaranty: Blue Mountain Capital Management.
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This page (NYSE:AGO) was last updated on 5/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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