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NYSE:AGO

Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$94.99
+9.35 (+10.92%)
(As of 02/28/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$87.19
$96.59
50-Day Range
$73.51
$94.99
52-Week Range
$45.21
$96.60
Volume
962,922 shs
Average Volume
291,398 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.44 billion
P/E Ratio
12.63
Dividend Yield
1.18%
Price Target
$75.00

Assured Guaranty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
21.0% Downside
$75.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.70% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.38
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.60mentions of Assured Guaranty in the last 14 days
Based on 15 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.63 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-21.14%
From $6.15 to $4.85 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.

3.80 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

347th out of 844 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

3rd out of 7 stocks


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About Assured Guaranty Stock (NYSE:AGO)

Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Insurance and Asset Management. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. In addition, the company insures and reinsures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. Further, it 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. Additionally, the company is 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, pooled corporate obligations, and financial products. Furthermore, it offers specialty insurance and reinsurance that include life and aircraft residual value insurance 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

Today
2/28/2024
Last Earnings
2/28/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/20 Dividend
3/05/2024
Dividend Payable
3/20/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/14/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Surety insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
CUSIP
G0585R10
Employees
411
Year Founded
1985

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$75.00
High Stock Price Target
$75.00
Low Stock Price Target
$75.00
Potential Upside/Downside
-21.0%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$124 million
Pretax Margin
42.23%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$723 million
Cash Flow
$4.93 per share
Book Value
$88.21 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
54,686,000
Market Cap
$5.44 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.12

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AGO Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Assured Guaranty stock right now?

2 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Assured Guaranty in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" AGO shares.
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What is Assured Guaranty's stock price target for 2024?

2 brokers have issued 12-month price targets for Assured Guaranty's shares. Their AGO share price targets range from $75.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $75.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.0%.
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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 26.9% and is now trading at $94.99.
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Are investors shorting Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty saw a increase in short interest during the month of February. As of February 15th, there was short interest totaling 916,800 shares, an increase of 5.5% from the January 31st total of 869,400 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 289,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.2 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the company are sold short.
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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, May 14th 2024.
View our AGO earnings forecast
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How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February, 28th. The financial services provider reported $5.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.18 by $4.57. The financial services provider had revenue of $233 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $196.15 million. Assured Guaranty had a net margin of 34.15% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 6.04%. The firm's revenue was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.22 earnings per share.

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

Assured Guaranty declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 21st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 6th will be paid a dividend of $0.28 per share on Wednesday, March 20th. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.18%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, March 5th.
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Is Assured Guaranty a good dividend stock?

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.31%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 14.89%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, AGO will have a dividend payout ratio of 23.09% 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (11.54%), Putnam Investments LLC (9.01%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.51%), Principal Financial Group Inc. (2.03%), Reinhart Partners LLC. (1.56%) and Boston Partners (1.17%). Insiders that own company stock include Dominic Frederico, G Lawrence Buhl, Howard Albert, Laura Bieling, Robert Bailenson, Russell B Brewer II 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 2/29/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff