Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) is expected to pay $0.13 on Nov 30, 2016. The indicated annual dividend is $0.52. Shareholders owning the stock before Nov 14, 2016 will be eligible to receive the payout. Based on Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s current price of $34.35, the dividend is 0.38%. This dividend’s record date is Nov 16, 2016 and the announcement date is Nov 2, 2016. The stock increased 0.94% or $0.32 on November 11, hitting $34.35. About 1.05 million shares traded hands or 12.50% up from the average. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 39.18% since April 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.20% the S&P500.
Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The company has a market cap of $4.52 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 4.22 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 0.85 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.06, from 0.79 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.
Fuller & Thaler Asset Management Inc last reported 0.49% of its portfolio in the stock. Lsv Asset Mgmt last reported 0.04% of its portfolio in the stock. Putnam Invests Limited Liability owns 4.97 million shares or 0.31% of their US portfolio. Loomis Sayles & L P has invested 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). First Republic Mngmt has 31,609 shares for 0.01% of their US portfolio. Tiaa Cref Inv Ltd Liability Co accumulated 0.01% or 335,459 shares. Paloma Prtn Management holds 43,341 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Dimensional Fund Limited Partnership owns 4.12 million shares or 0.06% of their US portfolio. Ahl Prns Llp holds 0.07% or 51,329 shares in its portfolio. Clinton Incorporated accumulated 129,223 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Seizert Cap Prtn Lc accumulated 2.20M shares or 2.12% of the stock. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owns 6,600 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Macquarie Gru Limited holds 0% or 34,400 shares in its portfolio. Citadel Advisors Limited Liability Company last reported 0.01% of its portfolio in the stock. The New York-based Alliancebernstein Lp has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO).
Insider Transactions: Since May 13, 2016, the stock had 1 buy, and 1 sale for $505,981 net activity. Another trade for 16,000 shares valued at $512,000 was sold by Albert Howard. The insider BORGES FRANCISCO L bought $6,019. The insider FREDERICO DOMINIC bought $326,300.
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. $40 is the highest target while $33 is the lowest. The $35.33 average target is 2.85% above today’s ($34.35) stock price. Assured Guaranty has been the topic of 4 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to StockzIntelligence Inc. The stock has “Buy” rating given by Zacks on Wednesday, August 12. On Tuesday, November 10 the stock rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy”. M Partners maintained the stock with “Buy” rating in Monday, November 16 report. The company was maintained on Monday, November 9 by Macquarie Research.
More notable recent Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Third Quarter 2016” on November 03, 2016, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for November 14, 2016” published on November 11, 2016, Businesswire.com published: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. Reports Results for Second Quarter 2016” on August 03, 2016. More interesting news about Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) were released by: Businesswire.com and their article: “Assured Guaranty Files Suit to Stop Puerto Rico’s “Clawback”” published on January 08, 2016 as well as Moodys.com‘s news article titled: “Moody’s affirms Assured Guaranty’s ratings; AGC’s outlook changed to stable” with publication date: August 09, 2016.
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).
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