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
  • Sub-Industry: Property & Casualty Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:AGO
  • CUSIP: G0585R10
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $4.94 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 119,005,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $42.73
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $40.82
  • 52 Week Range: $26.37 - $45.73
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 4.67
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 13.32
  • P/E Growth: 2.82
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $1.54 billion
  • Price / Sales: 3.21
  • Book Value: $56.41 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.74
  • Annual Dividend: $0.57
  • Dividend Yield: 1.4%
  • Net Margins: 61.25%
  • Return on Equity: 16.00%
  • Return on Assets: 7.30%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.19%
  • Current Ratio: 0.49%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.49%
  • Average Volume: 694,095 shs.
  • Beta: 1.67
  • 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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 2nd. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, August 16th will be given a dividend of $0.142 per share on Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $0.57 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.37%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 14th. View Assured Guaranty's Dividend History.

How will Assured Guaranty's stock buyback program work?

Assured Guaranty declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, April 6th 2017, which permits the company to repurchase $300,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 5.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs 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) announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $1.16 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $0.72 by $0.44. The firm had revenue of $308 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $288.15 million. Assured Guaranty had a net margin of 61.25% and a return on equity of 16.00%. The business's quarterly revenue was down 22.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.03 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 Thursday, November, 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 brokerages have issued 12-month target prices for Assured Guaranty's stock. Their forecasts range from $42.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Assured Guaranty's share 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 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 a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.07%), BlackRock Inc. (4.62%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.66%), AJO LP (3.15%), TimesSquare Capital Management LLC (2.80%) and Thrivent Financial For Lutherans (2.45%). 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 Schroder Investment Management Group, BlackRock Inc., Fine Capital Partners L.P., TimesSquare Capital Management LLC, AJO LP, Vanguard Group Inc., Balyasny Asset Management LLC and State Street Corp. 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 Kahn Brothers Group Inc. DE, Denali Advisors LLC, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Wells Fargo & Company MN, Principal Financial Group Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, LSV Asset Management and FMR LLC. 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 $41.55.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Assured Guaranty (NYSE AGO)
Community Ranking:  3.2 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  201 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  113 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  314
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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 (13.12% upside)

Analysts' Ratings History for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
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 9/23/2015 forward)


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
11/1/2017$0.78N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/20176/30/2017$0.72$1.16$288.15 million$308.00 millionViewListenView 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)


Earnings Estimates for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $4.89 EPS
Next Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $3.12 EPS


Current Dividend Information for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Most Recent Dividend:8/30/2017
Annual Dividend:$0.57
Dividend Yield:1.37%
Dividend Growth:9.10% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:6.46% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
11.66% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
18.27% (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
(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: 96.71%
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)


Headline Trends for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
Latest Headlines for Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO)
DateHeadline logoHead to Head Contrast: Assured Guaranty (AGO) vs. The Navigators Group (NAVG) - September 21 at 6:18 PM logoFirst American Corporation (The) (FAF) versus Assured Guaranty (AGO) Head-To-Head Contrast - September 17 at 6:16 AM logoHCI Group (HCII) vs. Assured Guaranty (AGO) Critical Review - September 15 at 12:20 AM logoIBD Rating Upgrades: Assured Guaranty Flashes Improved Price Strength - September 11 at 9:26 PM logoComparing Arch Capital Group (ACGL) & Assured Guaranty (AGO) - September 11 at 4:22 AM logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Reports Acquisition of Minority Interest in Wasmer, Schroeder & Co. - September 6 at 3:33 PM logoAssured Guaranty Acquires Interest in Wasmer, Schroeder & Company – Establishing Credit and Investment Management Relationship - September 6 at 3:33 PM logoAssured Guaranty Becomes Oversold - August 30 at 2:01 AM logoSee what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Assured Guaranty Ltd. - August 10 at 1:56 AM logoAssured Guaranty Files Adversary Complaint Challenging PREPA’s Failure to Remit Special Revenue Bond Collateral For the Payment of its Bonds - August 8 at 3:35 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. :AGO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q2, 2017 By the Numbers : August 7, 2017 - August 7 at 4:33 PM logoEdited Transcript of AGO earnings conference call or presentation 3-Aug-17 12:00pm GMT - August 3 at 9:42 PM logoInvestor Network: ASSURED GUARANTY LTD to Host Earnings Call - August 3 at 4:42 PM logoInvestor Network: ASSURED GUARANTY LTD to Host Earnings Call - August 3 at 4:42 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Posts Quarterly Earnings Results, Beats Estimates By $0.44 EPS - August 3 at 3:22 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) to Issue $0.14 Quarterly Dividend - August 3 at 12:10 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Second Quarter 2017 - August 2 at 8:33 PM logoAssured Guaranty posts 2Q profit - August 2 at 8:33 PM logo[$$] Investors Raise Bets Against Bond Insurers - August 1 at 9:41 PM logoMarket Indicators Can Be Helpful, But These Five Stocks Stand Tall On Fundamentals - August 1 at 4:37 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) to Release Earnings on Tuesday - July 25 at 7:14 AM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results on August 2, 2017 - July 19 at 4:35 PM logoAssured Guaranty Files Motion to Lift Automatic Stay and Commence an Action Against PREPA for the Appointment of a Receiver - July 18 at 4:45 PM logoKroll Bond Rating Agency Affirms Municipal Assurance Corp.’s AA+ Financial Strength Rating with Stable Outlook - July 17 at 3:58 PM logo[$$] UK universities' borrowing boom revives niche credit insurance - July 17 at 3:58 PM logo[$$] Puerto Rico's New Opportunities - July 15 at 3:30 AM logoAssured Guaranty's (AGO) Buy Rating Reaffirmed at BTIG Research - July 14 at 7:58 PM logoETFs with exposure to Assured Guaranty Ltd. : July 11, 2017 - July 11 at 4:47 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Lifted to Buy at BidaskClub - July 7 at 3:10 PM logoAssured Guaranty Responds to Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s Approval of PREPA's Title III Bankruptcy Filing - July 5 at 4:04 PM logoInvestors Purchase Large Volume of Assured Guaranty Put Options (AGO) - June 29 at 7:13 AM logoAssured Guaranty Responds to Failure of Puerto Rico Oversight Board to Comply with PROMESA on PREPA’s RSA - June 28 at 3:50 PM 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) - June 27 at 8:30 PM logoAssured Guaranty (AGO) Files Complaint to Compel Oversight Board to Certify ... - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoS&P Affirms Assured Guaranty’s AA Financial Strength Ratings with Stable Outlook - June 27 at 3:28 PM 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 - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoMBIA Unit's Credit Rating Drop Suggests A Sale or Activist Could Be Next - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoPuerto Rico oversight board must approve PREPA deal -lawsuit - June 27 at 3:28 PM logoNotable Monday Option Activity: AGO, MCRI, SWKS - June 26 at 3:53 PM logoAssured Guaranty Takes Step Toward Combining European Subsidiaries - June 26 at 3:53 PM logoBidaskClub Downgrades Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) to Hold - June 24 at 9:06 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub - June 17 at 7:52 PM logoNewmont Mining: Ready to Shine? - June 15 at 4:58 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Rating Increased to Hold at BidaskClub - June 10 at 9:52 AM logoAssured Guaranty Provides €90 Million Financial Guarantee that Supports Eurotunnel Liquidity - June 7 at 5:13 AM logoAssured Guaranty Files Adversary Complaint Challenging the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico’s Illegal Diversion of Special Revenue Bond Collateral - June 4 at 6:41 AM logoETFs with exposure to Assured Guaranty Ltd. : May 31, 2017 - May 31 at 3:23 PM logoHospital Company (QAH Portsmouth) Limited -- Moody's affirms Hospital Company (QAH Portsmouth) Limited's underlying rating at Baa1 with a stable outlook - May 31 at 3:23 PM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Receives Buy Rating from BTIG Research - May 28 at 7:20 AM logoAssured Guaranty Ltd. :AGO-US: Earnings Analysis: Q1, 2017 By the Numbers : May 18, 2017 - May 18 at 12:21 PM



Assured Guaranty (AGO) Chart for Saturday, September, 23, 2017

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