Assured Guaranty Company Profile (NYSE:AGO)

About Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)

Assured Guaranty logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. It applies its credit underwriting judgment, risk management skills and capital markets experience primarily to offer financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. 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. It guarantees obligations issued principally in the United States and the United Kingdom and also guarantees obligations issued in other countries and regions, including Australia and Western Europe. It also provides other forms of insurance that are in line with its risk profile and benefit from its underwriting experience.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance - NEC
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGO
  • CUSIP: G0585R10
  • Web: www.assuredguaranty.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $5.43534 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 121,759,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $42.86
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $40.14
  • 52 Week Range: $26.37 - $45.38
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 5.15
  • P/E Growth: 3.41
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.26
  • Book Value: $53.95 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.82
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.57
  • Dividend Yield: 1.3%
Profitability:
  • Net Margins: 58.14%
  • Return on Equity: 16.27%
  • Return on Assets: 7.36%
Debt:
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.20%
  • Current Ratio: 0.46%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.46%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 849,325 shs.
  • Beta: 1.66
  • Short Ratio: 4.82
 
Frequently Asked Questions for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)

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, May 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, May 17th will be given a dividend of $0.1425 per share on Wednesday, May 31st. This represents a $0.57 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, May 15th. View Assured Guaranty's Dividend History.

How will Assured Guaranty's stock buyback program work?

Assured Guaranty declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback program on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to buy up to 5.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November, 3rd. The company reported $3.83 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $3.15. The company had revenue of $566 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $263.50 million. Assured Guaranty had a return on equity of 16.27% and a net margin of 58.14%. Assured Guaranty's quarterly revenue was up 53.8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share. View Assured Guaranty's Earnings History.

When will Assured Guaranty make its next earnings announcement?

Assured Guaranty is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, August, 2nd 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Assured Guaranty.

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

3 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Assured Guaranty's share price to reach $47.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Assured Guaranty.

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:

  • Francisco L. Borges, Chairman of the Board
  • Dominic J. Frederico, President, Chief Executive Officer, Director
  • Robert A. Bailenson, Chief Financial Officer
  • Howard W. Albert, Chief Risk Officer, Director
  • James M. Michener, General Counsel, Secretary
  • Bruce E. Stern, Executive Officer
  • Russell B. Brewer II, Chief Surveillance Officer
  • G. Lawrence Buhl CPA, Independent Director
  • Bonnie L. Howard, Independent Director
  • Thomas W. Jones, Independent Director

Who owns Assured Guaranty stock?

Assured Guaranty's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Aperio Group LLC (0.57%), Russell Investments Group Ltd. (0.55%), Denali Advisors LLC (0.25%), Bank of Montreal Can (0.17%), Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc. (0.08%) and Capital One National Association (0.07%). Company insiders that own Assured Guaranty stock include Dominic Frederico and Howard Albert. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Assured Guaranty.

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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., Bank of Montreal Can, Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc., Meeder Asset Management Inc., Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, Searle & CO., Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado and US Bancorp DE. View Insider Buying and Selling for Assured Guaranty.

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 Denali Advisors LLC, James Investment Research Inc., Aperio Group LLC, Fox Run Management L.L.C., NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V., V Wealth Management LLC, Clear Harbor Asset Management LLC and Greenleaf Trust. View Insider Buying and Selling for Assured Guaranty.

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.

What is Assured Guaranty's stock price today?

One share of Assured Guaranty stock can currently be purchased for approximately $44.50.


MarketBeat Community Rating for Assured Guaranty (NYSE AGO)
Community Ranking:  3.4 out of 5 (  )
Outperform Votes:  184 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  90 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  274
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $47.00 (5.62% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
7/14/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$49.00LowView Rating Details
7/4/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$42.00LowView Rating Details
1/12/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$45.00 -> $50.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 7/28/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Earnings by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Earnings History by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE AGO)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
8/2/2017$0.72N/AView Earnings Details
2/23/2017Q416$0.68$1.05$269.77 million$470.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/3/2016Q316$0.68$3.83$263.50 million$566.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$0.54$1.03$273.70 million$372.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$0.64$0.82$274.55 million$245.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/25/2016Q415$0.76$0.83$160.27 million$775.00 millionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2015Q315$0.66$1.12$143.90 million$369.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$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$0.69$0.50$251.00 million$260.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/6/2014Q314$0.59$1.05$144.60 million$274.00 millionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/7/2014Q214$0.50$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)

No earnings estimates for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Most Recent Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.57
Dividend Yield:1.28%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:6.57% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
Track Record:5 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)

Dividend History by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE AGO)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
5/5/2017quarterly$0.141.45%5/15/20175/17/20175/31/2017
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 and Institutional Ownership History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 2.62%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 99.49%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
5/10/2017Howard AlbertInsiderSell12,000$39.19$470,280.00View SEC Filing  
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

Headline Trends for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Latest Headlines for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
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DateHeadline
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) to Release Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 25 at 7:14 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 2, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 19 at 4:35 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Files Motion to Lift Automatic Stay and Commence an Action Against PREPA for the Appointment of a Receiver
finance.yahoo.com - July 18 at 4:45 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoKroll Bond Rating Agency Affirms Municipal Assurance Corp.’s AA+ Financial Strength Rating with Stable Outlook
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 3:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] UK universities' borrowing boom revives niche credit insurance
finance.yahoo.com - July 17 at 3:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Puerto Rico's New Opportunities
finance.yahoo.com - July 15 at 3:30 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty's (AGO) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at BTIG Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 14 at 7:58 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Assured Guaranty Ltd. : July 11, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - July 11 at 4:47 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - July 7 at 3:10 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Responds to Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s Approval of PREPA's Title III Bankruptcy Filing
finance.yahoo.com - July 5 at 4:04 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInvestors Purchase Large Volume of Assured Guaranty Put Options (AGO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 29 at 7:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Responds to Failure of Puerto Rico Oversight Board to Comply with PROMESA on PREPA’s RSA
finance.yahoo.com - June 28 at 3:50 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty (Europe) plc -- Moody's takes rating actions on certain of Assured Guaranty's European operating subsidiaries following acquisition of companies by Assured Guaranty (Europe)
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 8:30 PM
streetinsider.com logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Files Complaint to Compel Oversight Board to Certify ...
www.streetinsider.com - June 27 at 3:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoS&P Affirms Assured Guaranty’s AA Financial Strength Ratings with Stable Outlook
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 3:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Files Complaint To Compel The Puerto Rico Oversight Board To Certify the PREPA Restructuring Support Agreement For Implementation Under Title VI of PROMESA
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 3:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoMBIA Unit's Credit Rating Drop Suggests A Sale or Activist Could Be Next
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 3:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoPuerto Rico oversight board must approve PREPA deal -lawsuit
finance.yahoo.com - June 27 at 3:28 PM
nasdaq.com logoNotable Monday Option Activity: AGO, MCRI, SWKS
www.nasdaq.com - June 26 at 3:53 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Takes Step Toward Combining European Subsidiaries
finance.yahoo.com - June 26 at 3:53 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBidaskClub Downgrades Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) to Hold
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 24 at 9:06 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 17 at 7:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoNewmont Mining: Ready to Shine?
finance.yahoo.com - June 15 at 4:58 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub
www.americanbankingnews.com - June 10 at 9:52 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Provides €90 Million Financial Guarantee that Supports Eurotunnel Liquidity
finance.yahoo.com - June 7 at 5:13 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Files Adversary Complaint Challenging the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Illegal Diversion of Special Revenue Bond Collateral
finance.yahoo.com - June 4 at 6:41 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoETFs with exposure to Assured Guaranty Ltd. : May 31, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 3:23 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoHospital Company (QAH Portsmouth) Limited -- Moody's affirms Hospital Company (QAH Portsmouth) Limited's underlying rating at Baa1 with a stable outlook
finance.yahoo.com - May 31 at 3:23 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Receives Buy Rating from BTIG Research
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 28 at 7:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. :AGO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 18, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 18 at 12:21 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoInsider Selling: Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Insider Sells 12,000 Shares of Stock
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 11 at 7:40 PM
bizjournals.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Financial Stocks -- Fidelity National Financial, Assured Guaranty, Washington Federal, and Kearny Financial
www.bizjournals.com - May 10 at 9:30 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : AGO-US : May 8, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 8 at 11:17 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAssured Guaranty's (AGO) CEO Dominic Frederico on Q1 2017 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - May 7 at 8:27 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoEdited Transcript of AGO earnings conference call or presentation 5-May-17 12:00pm GMT
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 8:27 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Announces Quarterly Dividend of $0.14 (AGO)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 7:32 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty posts 1Q profit
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 3:24 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for First Quarter 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Is ‘Beginning of the Story’ for Investors
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Files Adversary Complaint Challenging the Legality of the Commonwealth’s Fiscal Plan
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 3:26 PM
finance.yahoo.com logo[$$] Puerto Rico Bond Insurer Becomes First to Challenge Restructuring Plan
finance.yahoo.com - May 4 at 3:26 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive News Coverage Likely to Affect Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 4 at 2:52 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Declares Quarterly Dividend of $0.1425 per Common Share
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 7:29 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Set to Announce Quarterly Earnings on Thursday
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 2 at 9:28 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.35
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 1 at 11:42 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive Press Coverage Extremely Likely to Affect Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 26 at 12:36 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable News Coverage Very Likely to Affect Assured Guaranty (AGO) Stock Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 7:48 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report First Quarter 2017 Financial Results on May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 20 at 8:29 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoFavorable News Coverage Very Likely to Impact Assured Guaranty (AGO) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 20 at 10:47 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Receiving Positive Media Coverage, AlphaOne Reports
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 17 at 11:37 AM

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