NYSE:AGO - Assured Guaranty Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$39.84 +0.87 (+2.23 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 01:28 AM ET)
Previous Close$38.97
Today's Range$39.16 - $39.93
52-Week Range$33.52 - $43.40
Volume955,093 shs
Average Volume637,527 shs
Market Capitalization$4.16 billion
P/E Ratio9.31
Dividend Yield1.64%
Beta1.18
Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. The company insures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state or municipal governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. It also insures and reinsures various types of the United States public finance obligations, such as general obligation, tax-backed, municipal utility, transportation, healthcare, higher education, infrastructure, housing revenue, investor-owned utility, and other public finance bonds; and various types of non-United States public finance obligations comprising infrastructure finance, regulated utilities, pooled infrastructure, and other public finance obligations. In addition, the company insures and reinsures various types of the United States and non-United States structured finance obligations, including pooled corporate obligations, residential mortgage-backed securities, insurance securitization obligations, consumer receivables securities, financial products, commercial receivables securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and other structured finance securities. 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 founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Surety insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIPG0585R10
Phone441-279-5700

Debt

Current Ratio0.49
Quick Ratio0.49

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.74 billion
Price / Sales2.42
Cash Flow$5.2979 per share
Price / Cash Flow7.52
Book Value$58.23 per share
Price / Book0.68

Profitability

Net Income$730 million
Net Margins45.37%
Return on Assets3.42%

Miscellaneous

Employees310
Market Cap$4.16 billion
OptionableOptionable

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) Frequently Asked Questions

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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, November 7th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 21st will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Wednesday, December 5th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 20th. View Assured Guaranty's Dividend History.

How will Assured Guaranty's stock buyback program work?

Assured Guaranty declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase plan on Saturday, November 4th 2017, which permits the company to buyback $300,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares buyback plans are often an indication that the company's board believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November, 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.47 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.72 by $0.75. The financial services provider had revenue of $274 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.16 million. Assured Guaranty had a return on equity of 7.17% and a net margin of 45.37%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 56.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.29 EPS. View Assured Guaranty's Earnings History.

When is Assured Guaranty's next earnings date?

Assured Guaranty is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, February 28th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Assured Guaranty.

What price target have analysts set for AGO?

2 brokerages have issued 12 month target prices for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their predictions range from $48.00 to $51.00. On average, they anticipate Assured Guaranty's stock price to reach $49.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 24.2% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Assured Guaranty.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Assured Guaranty?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Assured Guaranty in the last year. There are currently 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Assured Guaranty.

Has Assured Guaranty been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about AGO stock have been trending positive this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Assured Guaranty earned a news sentiment score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the financial services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

Who are some of Assured Guaranty's key competitors?

Who are Assured Guaranty's key executives?

Assured Guaranty's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Dominic John Frederico, Deputy Chairman, Pres & CEO (Age 66)
  • Mr. Robert Adam Bailenson, CFO & Chief Accounting Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Russell Brown Brewer II, Chief Surveillance Officer (Age 62)
  • Mr. Bruce Elliot Stern, Exec. Officer of Gov. & Corp. Affairs (Age 65)
  • Mr. James Michael Michener, Sr. Advisor to CEO (Age 66)

Who are Assured Guaranty's major shareholders?

Assured Guaranty's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Denali Advisors LLC (0.05%), Boston Advisors LLC (0.03%), TrimTabs Asset Management LLC (0.03%) and Virtu Financial LLC (0.01%). Company insiders that own Assured Guaranty stock include Dominic Frederico, Howard Albert, Patrick W Kenny, Robert Bailenson, Russell B Brewer II and Stephen Donnarumma. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Assured Guaranty.

Which institutional investors are selling Assured Guaranty stock?

AGO stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have sold Assured Guaranty company stock in the last year include Dominic Frederico, Howard Albert, Patrick W Kenny, Robert Bailenson, Russell B Brewer II and Stephen Donnarumma. View Insider Buying and Selling for Assured Guaranty.

Which institutional investors are buying Assured Guaranty stock?

AGO stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including TrimTabs Asset Management LLC, Virtu Financial LLC and Denali Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Assured Guaranty.

How do I buy shares of Assured Guaranty?

Shares of AGO can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Assured Guaranty's stock price today?

One share of AGO stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.84.

How big of a company is Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty has a market capitalization of $4.16 billion and generates $1.74 billion in revenue each year. Assured Guaranty employs 310 workers across the globe.

What is Assured Guaranty's official website?

The official website for Assured Guaranty is http://www.assuredguaranty.com.

How can I contact Assured Guaranty?

Assured Guaranty's mailing address is 30 WOODBOURNE AVENUE, HAMILTON D0, HM08. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 441-279-5700 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Assured Guaranty (NYSE AGO)

Community Ranking:  2.8 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  315 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  248 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  563
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Assured Guaranty and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe AGO will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe AGO will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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