NYSE:AGO

Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$78.66
+0.89 (+1.14%)
(As of 02:08 PM ET)
Today's Range
$78.06
$78.99
50-Day Range
$76.26
$94.99
52-Week Range
$49.84
$96.60
Volume
173,068 shs
Average Volume
377,819 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.36 billion
P/E Ratio
6.34
Dividend Yield
1.58%
Price Target
$97.00

Assured Guaranty MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
23.3% Upside
$97.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.87% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.38
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.21mentions of Assured Guaranty in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$5.08 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
20.00%
From $6.00 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.

4.62 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

124th out of 838 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

2nd out of 8 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

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
2/28/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/20 Dividend
3/05/2024
Dividend Payable
3/20/2024
Today
4/23/2024
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
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
+23.3%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
2 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$739 million
Pretax Margin
48.65%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.02 billion
Cash Flow
$11.03 per share
Book Value
$102.55 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
52,633,000
Market Cap
$4.36 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 twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their AGO share price targets range from $92.00 to $102.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $97.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 23.3% 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 beginning of the year. Since then, AGO shares have increased by 5.2% and is now trading at $78.69.
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Are investors shorting Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 978,900 shares, an increase of 5.9% from the March 15th total of 924,700 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 369,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.6 days. Approximately 1.9% of the company's shares 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, May 14th 2024.
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How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, February, 28th. The financial services provider reported $5.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate 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 trailing twelve-month return on equity of 11.82% and a net margin of 53.82%. Assured Guaranty's revenue for the quarter was up 20.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm 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. Investors 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 1.42%. 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 $1.24 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.60%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 13 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 10.00%. 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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Reinhart Partners LLC. (1.61%), Raymond James & Associates (0.25%), State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.06%), Maryland State Retirement & Pension System (0.04%), Wealthstar Advisors LLC (0.03%) and Oak Thistle LLC (0.03%). 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 4/23/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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