Short Interest Alert: It Seems Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) Will Go Down. Just Reported More Shorted Shares

November 23, 2016 - By Darrin Black   ·   0 Comments

Short Interest Alert: It Seems Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) Will Go Down. Just Reported More Shorted Shares

The stock of Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) registered an increase of 12.63% in short interest. AGO’s total short interest was 4.07M shares in November as published by FINRA. Its up 12.63% from 3.61M shares, reported previously. With 843,800 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their AGO’s short positions. The short interest to Assured Guaranty Limited’s float is 3.47%. About 284,993 shares traded hands. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 32.83% since April 21, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 27.50% the S&P500.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.61 billion. The Firm provides, through its subsidiaries, credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. It has a 4.33 P/E ratio. It conducts its financial guaranty business on a direct basis through the companies, including Assured Guaranty Municipal Corp. , Municipal Assurance Corp. (MAC), Assured Guaranty Corp. (AGC), Assured Guaranty (Europe) Ltd. (AGE) and Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. (AG Re).

Insitutional Activity: The institutional sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio is positive, as 28 funds sold all Assured Guaranty Ltd. shares owned while 96 reduced positions. 24 funds bought stakes while 82 increased positions. They now own 113.29 million shares or 12.18% less from 129.00 million shares in 2016Q1.
Alliancebernstein L P reported 115,957 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Moreover, Panagora Asset Mngmt has 0% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 25,255 shares. Ameriprise Fincl Inc owns 1.04 million shares or 0.02% of their US portfolio. Fuller & Thaler Asset Inc holds 1.12 million shares or 0.49% of its portfolio. Thrivent Fincl For Lutherans has invested 0.35% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Nfc Invests Ltd Limited Liability Company last reported 3.69% of its portfolio in the stock. Boston Prns, a Massachusetts-based fund reported 1.20M shares. Alyeska Inv Ltd Partnership has 0.26% invested in the company for 1.01M shares. Cipher Capital Limited Partnership has 0.35% invested in the company for 195,079 shares. Tegean Cap Management Lc accumulated 7.41% or 400,000 shares. Ajo Ltd Partnership last reported 4.35 million shares in the company. Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado has 0.01% invested in the company for 34,924 shares. Los Angeles Cap Mgmt & Equity holds 231,450 shares or 0.05% of its portfolio. M&T Commercial Bank last reported 29,998 shares in the company. Glg Ptnrs Ltd Partnership has invested 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO).

Insider Transactions: Since November 7, 2016, the stock had 0 insider buys, and 1 insider sale for $512,000 net activity. On Monday, November 7 the insider Albert Howard sold $512,000.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) Ratings Coverage

Out of 3 analysts covering Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO), 3 rate it a “Buy”, 0 “Sell”, while 0 “Hold”. This means 100% are positive. Assured Guaranty has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. UBS maintained Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy” rating. M Partners maintained it with “Buy” rating and $40 target price in Monday, November 16 report. The rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy” on Wednesday, August 12. The firm has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, November 9.

AGO Company Profile

Assured Guaranty Ltd., incorporated on August 21, 2003, is a holding company. The Firm provides, through its subsidiaries, credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. The Firm markets its financial guaranty insurance directly to issuers and underwriters of public finance and structured finance securities, as well as to investors. 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).

More important recent Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) news were published by: Moodys.com which released: “Moody’s affirms Assured Guaranty’s ratings; AGC’s outlook changed to stable” on August 09, 2016, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Assured Guaranty Files Suit to Stop Puerto Rico’s “Clawback””, Businesswire.com published: “Assured Guaranty Responds to Puerto Rico Governor’s Comment on Insurers’ Suit …” on January 11, 2016. More interesting news about Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. to Report Third Quarter 2016 Financial Results on …” with publication date: October 20, 2016.

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