December 1, 2016 - By Peter Erickson · 0 Comments
Assured Guaranty LTD (NYSE:AGO) institutional sentiment increased to 0.98 in 2016 Q2. Its up 0.13, from 0.85 in 2016Q1. The ratio has increased, as 106 investment professionals increased or opened new positions, while 124 reduced and sold their positions in Assured Guaranty LTD. The investment professionals in our partner’s database reported: 113.29 million shares, down from 129.00 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of investment professionals holding Assured Guaranty LTD in their top 10 positions decreased from 10 to 9 for a decrease of 1. Sold All: 28 Reduced: 96 Increased: 82 New Position: 24.
Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.74 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 4.39 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).
The stock decreased 0.31% or $0.11 during the last trading session, hitting $35.76. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 37.17% since April 28, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 31.24% the S&P500.
Analysts await Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) to report earnings on February, 23.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Assured Guaranty is a Bermuda-based holding company providing credit enhancement products to the municipal finance, structured finance and mortgage markets.”
Capital Returns Management Llc holds 10.12% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. for 713,280 shares. Fine Capital Partners L.P. owns 3.08 million shares or 8.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Taylor Asset Management Inc has 8.47% invested in the company for 1.17 million shares. The New York-based Tegean Capital Management Llc has invested 7.41% in the stock. Philadelphia Financial Management Of San Francisco Llc, a California-based fund reported 1.13 million shares.#img1#
Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $512,000 net activity.
Ratings analysis reveals 100% of Assured Guaranty’s analysts are positive. Out of 3 Wall Street analysts rating Assured Guaranty, 3 give it “Buy”, 0 “Sell” rating, while 0 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $33 while the high is $40. The stock’s average target of $35.33 is -1.20% below today’s ($35.76) share price. AGO was included in 4 notes of analysts from August 12, 2015. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Tuesday, November 10 by UBS. The company was maintained on Monday, November 9 by Macquarie Research. Zacks downgraded the stock to “Buy” rating in Wednesday, August 12 report. M Partners maintained the shares of AGO in a report on Monday, November 16 with “Buy” rating.
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 news for Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) were recently published by: Moodys.com, which released: “Moody’s affirms Assured Guaranty’s ratings; AGC’s outlook changed to stable” on August 09, 2016. Businesswire.com‘s article titled: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2016” and published on November 03, 2016 is yet another important article.
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By Peter Erickson