Assured Guaranty Company Profile (NYSE:AGO)

About Assured Guaranty

Assured Guaranty logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The Company provides, through its subsidiaries, credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. It conducts its financial guaranty business on a direct basis through the companies, including Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. (AGM), Municipal Assurance Corp. (MAC), Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd. (AGE) and Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. (AG Re). AGM provides financial guaranty insurance on debt obligations issued in the United States public finance and global infrastructure markets. MAC offers insurance and reinsurance on bonds issued by United States or municipal Governmental authorities. AGC provides insurance and reinsurance on debt obligations in the global structured finance market and offers guarantees on obligations. AGE offers financial guarantees in both the international public finance and structured finance.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Surety & Title Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Exchange: NYSE
  • Symbol: AGO
  • CUSIP: G0585R10
Key Metrics:
  • Previous Close: $41.48
  • 50 Day Moving Average: $40.12
  • 200 Day Moving Average: $33.62
  • 52-Week Range: $23.43 - $42.94
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 6.30
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 14.56
  • P/E Growth: 2.30
  • Market Cap: $5.52B
  • Outstanding Shares: 130,316,000
  • Beta: 1.82
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 56.15%
  • Return on Equity: 14.00%
  • Return on Assets: 6.08%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.20%
  • Current Ratio: 0.27%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.27%
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 3.00)
Consensus Price Target: $42.50 (0.28% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
1/12/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$45.00 -> $50.00View Rating Details
10/24/2016BTIG ResearchSet Price TargetBuy$35.00View Rating Details
1/3/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
5/14/2015Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingOutperform$32.00 -> $35.00View Rating Details
(Data available from 2/25/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
5/2/2017        
2/23/2017Q416$0.68$1.05$269.77 million$470.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/4/2016Q216$0.54$1.03$273.70 million$372.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.64$0.43$274.55 million$245.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.70$0.83$160.27 million$775.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.65$1.12$143.90 million$369.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/6/2015Q215$0.63$1.83$140.43 million$695.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2015Q115$0.58$0.89$135.00 million$142.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2015Q414$0.62$0.50$144.37 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.59$1.05$144.60 million$274.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.35$0.56$203.50 million$260.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$0.61$0.72$167.60 million$297.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/26/2014Q413$0.66$0.73$172.23 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/11/2013Q313$0.63$0.64$190.30 million$297.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2013Q2 2013$0.63$0.52$202.20 million$178.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2013Q1 2013$0.69$1.34$213.80 million$248.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/27/2013Q4 2012$0.70$0.95$198.33 million$229.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/8/2012$0.73$0.85$315.32 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/9/2012$0.61$0.61ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/28/2012$0.67$0.95ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/14/2011$0.36$4.13ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/8/2011$0.85$0.73ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/9/2011$0.86$1.33ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $6.00 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $2.91 EPS
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q4 20161$0.60$0.60$0.60
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:1.23%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:6.38% (Based on Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
8.67% (Based on Current Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
17.87% (Based on Next Year Consensus EPS Estimate)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth

Dividend History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
2/24/2017quarterly$0.141.34%3/6/20173/8/20173/22/2017
11/2/2016Quarterly$0.131.58%11/14/201611/16/201611/30/2016
8/4/2016quarterly$0.131.91%8/15/20168/17/20168/31/2016
5/4/2016Quarterly$0.131.98%5/16/20165/18/20166/1/2016
2/29/2016quarterly$0.132.1%3/7/20163/9/20163/23/2016
11/5/2015quarterly$0.121.68%11/16/201511/18/201512/2/2015
8/6/2015quarterly$0.121.89%8/17/20158/19/20159/2/2015
5/6/2015quarterly$0.121.86%5/18/20155/20/20156/3/2015
2/5/2015quarterly$0.121.89%2/13/20152/18/20153/4/2015
11/5/2014quarterly$0.111.88%11/17/201411/19/201412/3/2014
8/6/2014quarterly$0.111.99%8/18/20148/20/20149/3/2014
5/7/2014quarterly$0.111.83%5/19/20145/21/20146/4/2014
2/5/2014quarterly$0.112.01%2/14/20142/19/20143/5/2014
11/7/2013quarterly$0.101.93%11/19/201311/21/201312/5/2013
8/7/2013quarterly$0.101.83%8/19/20138/21/20139/4/2013
5/8/2013quarterly$0.101.69%5/20/20135/22/20136/5/2013
2/7/2013quarterly$0.102.11%2/19/20132/21/20133/7/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.28%
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/7/2016Howard AlbertInsiderSell16,000$32.00$512,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/13/2016Dominic FredericoCEOBuy13,000$25.10$326,300.00View SEC Filing  
11/17/2014Howard AlbertInsiderSell15,000$24.88$373,200.00View SEC Filing  
3/19/2014Wilbur Ross, Jr.DirectorSell4,000,000$25.43$101,720,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Ross Group L.P. WlMajor ShareholderSell4,992,882$21.94$109,543,831.08View SEC Filing  
5/31/2013Wilbur L Ross JrDirectorSell5,000,000$21.94$109,700,000.00View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Neil BaronDirectorSell3,000$24.41$73,230.00View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Latest Headlines for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
DateHeadline
News IconMarket Review: Focusing on These Shares: Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) - BVN (NYSE:AGO)
bvnewsjournal.com - February 25 at 3:21 PM
News IconAssured Guaranty Reports 2016 Gains (NYSE:AGO)
fixedincome.fidelity.com - February 24 at 8:23 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAssured Guaranty's (AGO) CEO Dominic Frederico on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript (NYSE:AGO)
seekingalpha.com - February 24 at 8:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AGO earnings conference call or presentation 24-Feb-17 1:00pm GMT (NYSE:AGO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 8:23 PM
News IconEarnings And Analyst Opinion Offer Spending Insights: Rocket Fuel Inc. (FUEL), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) - Post Analyst (NYSE:AGO)
postanalyst.com - February 24 at 3:22 PM
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sherwooddaily.com - February 24 at 3:22 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter 2016 and ... - Yahoo Finance (NYSE:AGO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 24 at 3:22 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter 2016 and Full Year 2016 (NYSE:AGO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 24 at 10:37 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoASSURED GUARANTY LTD Files SEC form 10-K, Annual Report (NYSE:AGO)
biz.yahoo.com - February 24 at 10:37 AM
marketexclusive.com logoASSURED GUARANTY LTD. (NYSE:AGO) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition - Market Exclusive (NYSE:AGO)
marketexclusive.com - February 23 at 8:25 PM
sg.finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty posts 4Q profit (NYSE:AGO)
sg.finance.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:25 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASSURED GUARANTY LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Results of Operations and Financial Condition, Financial Statements and Exhi (NYSE:AGO)
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 8:25 PM
News IconTruces Call By Bulls and Bears: First Majestic Silver (NYSE:AG), Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) - Street Wise Report (blog) (NYSE:AGO)
streetwisereport.com - February 23 at 3:25 PM
News IconAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) price reactions to earnings announcements - Post Analyst (NYSE:AGO)
www.postanalyst.com - February 23 at 3:25 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoQ4 2016 Assured Guaranty Ltd Earnings Release - After Market Close (NYSE:AGO)
biz.yahoo.com - February 23 at 3:24 PM
businesswire.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Raises Quarterly Dividend by Nearly 10% to $0.1425 per Common Share - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:AGO)
www.businesswire.com - February 22 at 3:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Raises Quarterly Dividend by Nearly 10% to $0.1425 per Common Share (NYSE:AGO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logo7:23 am Assured Guaranty increases quarterly dividend to $0.1425/share from $0.13/share (NYSE:AGO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 22 at 11:41 AM
marketwatch.com logoAssured Guaranty boosts dividend by nearly 10% (NYSE:AGO)
www.marketwatch.com - February 22 at 11:41 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAssured Guaranty declares $0.1425 dividend (NYSE:AGO)
seekingalpha.com - February 22 at 7:32 AM
4-traders.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. : annual earnings release (NYSE:AGO)
www.4-traders.com - February 20 at 3:22 PM
News IconAre Analysts Optimistic About Where Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) is Heading? - Winfield Review (NYSE:AGO)
winfieldreview.com - February 18 at 9:30 AM
nasdaq.com logoEJF Capital LLC Buys Ally Financial, Zions Bancorp, Assured Guaranty, Sells New Residential ... (NYSE:AGO)
www.nasdaq.com - February 16 at 8:28 PM
News IconTechnical Level Spotcheck on Shares of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) - Benton Bulletin (NYSE:AGO)
bentonbulletin.com - February 13 at 3:17 PM
News IconAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on February 23, 2017 - Military Technologies (NYSE:AGO)
www.military-technologies.net - February 10 at 1:29 AM
businesswire.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on February 23, 2017 - Business Wire (press release) (NYSE:AGO)
www.businesswire.com - February 9 at 8:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Full Year and Fourth Quarter 2016 Financial Results on February 23, 2017 (NYSE:AGO)
finance.yahoo.com - February 9 at 8:27 PM
News IconPuerto Rico said to seek deeper concessions in utility deal (NYSE:AGO)
www.standard.net - February 9 at 3:25 PM
News IconStock On the Run: Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - HugoPress (NYSE:AGO)
hugopress.com - February 8 at 3:28 PM
News IconFirms & Funds Maintain Significant Positions In Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
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springdaletimes.com - January 28 at 3:23 PM
News IconStock Watch: Indicators in View for Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) - Springdale Times (NYSE:AGO)
springdaletimes.com - January 27 at 3:27 PM
News IconEarnings in Full Force, Analysts Take Aim at Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
wsbeacon.com - January 26 at 1:32 AM
News IconPenny For Investor's Thoughts: Stock With Long Term Potential: Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Aiken Advocate (NYSE:AGO)
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News IconAre Analysts Predicting a Near-Term Upswing For Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)? - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
wsbeacon.com - January 24 at 3:43 PM
News IconVenor Capital Management LP Lifted Its Stake in Assured Guaranty LTD (AGO) by $9.77 Million - The Randolph Guide (NYSE:AGO)
randolphguide.com - January 23 at 8:28 PM
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News IconStock Touches New High Post-Inauguration: Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
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News IconInvestor Brief: Checking Technical Levels on Shares of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) - Sherwood Daily (NYSE:AGO)
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News IconLifting The Curtain on This Stock as it Touches New High: Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
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News IconToday's Stock Alert: Assured Guaranty Ltd. Stock Price Hits All Time High Today - Baxley Report (NYSE:AGO)
baxleyreport.com - January 19 at 3:43 PM
News IconAssured Completes Acquisition of MBIA UK Insurance (NYSE:AGO)
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streetwisereport.com - January 17 at 9:05 PM
News IconGearing Up For a Bull Run? Analysts Weigh in on Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) - Wall Street Beacon (NYSE:AGO)
wsbeacon.com - January 17 at 9:05 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Corp. Requests that Moody’s No Longer Rate AGC (NYSE:AGO)
us.rd.yahoo.com - January 14 at 1:54 AM
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seekingalpha.com - January 13 at 3:47 PM

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What is Assured Guaranty's stock symbol?

Assured Guaranty trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "AGO."

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

Assured Guaranty announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 24th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.1425 per share on Wednesday, March 22nd. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.34%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 6th. This is a boost from Assured Guaranty's previous quarterly dividend of $0.13.

Where is Assured Guaranty's stock going? Where will Assured Guaranty's stock price be in 2017?

2 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Assured Guaranty's shares. Their predictions range from $35.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Assured Guaranty's stock price to reach $42.50 in the next twelve months.

When will Assured Guaranty announce their earnings?

Assured Guaranty is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, May, 2nd 2017.

What are analysts saying about Assured Guaranty stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Assured Guaranty stock:

  • BTIG Research analysts commented, "Buyback Potential Once Puerto Rico More Stable During each of the past few years, Standard & Poor’s has released a mid- year assessment of Assured Guaranty (AGO) that disclosed the outputs from the credit rating agency’s capital adequacy model, including S&P’s assessment of the potential impact of actual and potential defaults by Puerto Rico on the company given its insured exposure to the Commonwealth’s debt." (8/1/2016)

  • According to Zacks Investment Research, "Assured Guaranty is exposed to sustained low interest rate in the U.S; continued low volume of issuance in the U.S. public finance market; and increased competition weighing on its performances. Nevertheless, the company, being a proven leader in bond insurance, is poised for long-term growth on the back of increased new business production, acquisition of Radian Asset Assurance and strong capital management. The company is also undertaking loss mitigation and other loss recovery strategies which would drive bottom-line growth going ahead. Assured Guaranty is expected to report its first quarter results on first week of May. The Zacks Consensus estimate is currently pegged at $0.62 per share, down 30.3% year over year. Also, our proven model cannot say conclusively if it will miss or beat expectation because of Zacks Rank #4, which decreases the predictive power of a beat combined with Earnings ESP of 0.0% makes prediction difficult." (4/14/2016)

Who owns Assured Guaranty stock?

Assured Guaranty's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Putnam Investments LLC (3.66%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.19%), Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (2.22%), AQR Capital Management LLC (2.03%), Numeric Investors LLC (1.78%) and State Street Corp (1.78%). Company insiders that own Assured Guaranty stock include Dominic Frederico and Howard Albert.

Who sold Assured Guaranty stock? Who is selling Assured Guaranty stock?

Assured Guaranty's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Thompson Siegel & Walmsley LLC, Royce & Associates LP, Oxford Asset Management, Guggenheim Capital LLC, Federated Investors Inc. PA, TCW Group Inc., Janus Capital Management LLC and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.

Who bought Assured Guaranty stock? Who is buying Assured Guaranty stock?

Assured Guaranty's stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Russell Investments Group Ltd., AQR Capital Management LLC, Putnam Investments LLC, Two Sigma Investments LP, Alyeska Investment Group L.P., Thornburg Investment Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP.

How do I buy Assured Guaranty stock?

Shares of Assured Guaranty can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

How much does a share of Assured Guaranty stock cost?

One share of Assured Guaranty stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.38.

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) Chart for Saturday, February, 25, 2017


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Dividend Payments by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)

Last Updated on 2/25/2017 by MarketBeat.com Staff