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: Surety & Title Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGO
  • CUSIP: G0585R10
  • Web: www.assuredguaranty.com
Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: $4.81 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 121,759,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $38.59
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $38.49
  • 52 Week Range: $23.43 - $42.94
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 4.57
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 12.53
  • P/E Growth: 3.07
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.66 billion
  • Price / Sales: 2.90
  • Book Value: $53.95 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.73
Dividend:
  • Annual Dividend: $0.52
  • Dividend Yield: 1.5%
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%
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 1.02 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.82
  • Short Ratio: 3.18
 

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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.44%. 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 announced that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 5.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Assured Guaranty's earnings last quarter?

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) posted its earnings results on Thursday, November, 3rd. The company reported $3.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.68 by $3.15. The firm had revenue of $566 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $263.50 million. Assured Guaranty had a return on equity of 14.00% and a net margin of 56.15%. Assured Guaranty's revenue for the quarter was up 53.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last 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 Tuesday, August, 1st 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 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect Assured Guaranty's stock price to reach $47.00 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Assured Guaranty.

Who are some of Assured Guaranty's key competitors?

Who owns Assured Guaranty stock?

Assured Guaranty's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include VANGUARD GROUP INC (10.16%), Vanguard Group Inc. (0.00%), Wellington Management Group LLP (0.00%), BlackRock Inc. (0.00%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (0.00%) and TimesSquare Capital Management LLC (0.00%). 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 OppenheimerFunds Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Chartwell Investment Partners LLC, Seizert Capital Partners LLC, Russell Investments Group Ltd., Ameriprise Financial Inc., Chicago Equity Partners LLC and Neuberger Berman Group LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Assured Guaranty.

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

Assured Guaranty's stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., AQR Capital Management LLC, TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, Karp Capital Management Corp, Schroder Investment Management Group, Morgan Stanley, Kahn Brothers Group Inc. DE and Vanguard Group Inc.. 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.

How much does a share of Assured Guaranty stock cost?

One share of Assured Guaranty stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.48.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 1 Hold Rating, 2 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.67)
Consensus Price Target: $47.00 (19.05% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
5/28/2017BTIG ResearchReiterated RatingBuy$49.00N/AView Rating Details
4/6/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingHold$42.00HighView Rating Details
1/12/2017MKM PartnersReiterated RatingBuy$45.00 -> $50.00N/AView Rating Details
1/3/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 5/28/2015 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
8/1/2017        
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)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.27 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.15 EPS

Dividends

Current Dividend Information for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Next Dividend:5/31/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.52
Dividend Yield:1.32%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:6.38% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
12.18% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
16.51% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
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: 2.50%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 96.28%
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. (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
americanbankingnews.com logoPositive News Coverage Somewhat Likely to Impact Assured Guaranty (AGO) Share Price
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 14 at 3:52 PM
streetinsider.com logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Says It's Pleased PREPA, Government, Creditors Agreed to Terms on Modifications to PREPA RSA
www.streetinsider.com - April 7 at 3:25 PM
businesswire.com logoAssured Guaranty Comments on Modification of PREPA Restructuring Support Agreement - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - April 7 at 7:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoPuerto Rico's PREPA, bondholders agree to new debt deal
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 7:20 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Comments on Modification of PREPA Restructuring Support Agreement
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 7:20 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Earns "Hold" Rating from Keefe, Bruyette & Woods
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 11:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Announces Stock Buyback Program
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 6 at 3:01 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoTitle III Restructuring For Puerto Rico Likely To Result In Significant Paid Claims For Monolines
finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 8:40 PM
benzinga.com logoTitle III Restructuring For Puerto Rico Likely To Result In Significant Paid Claims For Monolines - Benzinga
www.benzinga.com - April 3 at 3:39 PM
businesswire.com logoAssured Guaranty Wraps Debt Issuance for St. James's Hospital in ... - Business Wire (press release)
www.businesswire.com - April 3 at 3:39 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Wraps Its Third UK University Bond Issuance in Recent Months
uk.finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 3:39 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Wraps Debt Issuance for St. James’s Hospital in Leeds
uk.finance.yahoo.com - April 3 at 3:39 PM
seekingalpha.com logoAssured Guaranty: An Undervalued Book Value Compounder - Seeking Alpha
seekingalpha.com - March 31 at 3:32 PM
bloomberg.com logoPuerto Rico's Fight on Utility Deal Raises Risk for Bond Insurers
www.bloomberg.com - March 30 at 3:48 PM
biz.yahoo.com logoASSURED GUARANTY LTD Files SEC form 8-K, Regulation FD Disclosure, Other Events
biz.yahoo.com - March 29 at 8:32 PM
thestreet.com logoJP Morgan Settles Ambac Mortgage Backed Securities Litigation
www.thestreet.com - March 29 at 10:14 AM
wsj.com logo[$$] Puerto Rico Creditors Unite Against Federal Board's Plan
www.wsj.com - March 28 at 8:36 AM
nasdaq.com logoAssured Guaranty Enters Oversold Territory
www.nasdaq.com - March 21 at 3:45 PM
streetinsider.com logoSeven Years in the Making, Serenity Coast Round Hainan Regatta 2017 Commences on March 17th
www.streetinsider.com - March 17 at 9:07 PM
investorplace.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Stock (AGO) A Value Buy In The World’s Best Industry
investorplace.com - March 13 at 7:57 AM
investorplace.com logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Stock (AGO) A Value Buy In The World’s Best Industry
investorplace.com - March 13 at 7:24 AM
prnewswire.com logoResearch Reports Coverage on Financial Stocks -- Fidelity National Financial, Assured Guaranty, NMI Holdings, and ... - PR Newswire (press release)
www.prnewswire.com - March 3 at 3:37 PM
nasdaq.com logoEx-Dividend Reminder: Assured Guaranty, Employers Holdings and First American Financial - Nasdaq
www.nasdaq.com - March 2 at 3:39 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoASSURED GUARANTY LTD Financials
finance.yahoo.com - March 2 at 3:39 PM
us.rd.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty downgraded by Keefe Bruyette
us.rd.yahoo.com - February 28 at 8:28 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Wraps Its Second UK University Bond Issuance in Just Over Two Months - Yahoo Finance
finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 6:21 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoAssured Guaranty Wraps Its Second UK University Bond Issuance in Just Over Two Months
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 6:21 AM
seekingalpha.com logoAssured Guaranty's (AGO) CEO Dominic Frederico on Q4 2016 Results - Earnings Call Transcript
seekingalpha.com - February 24 at 8:23 PM

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