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How to buy Assurant stock | $161.44

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Assurant Inc is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Assurant shares (AIZ) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Assurant employs 13,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Assurant stock price (NYSE: AIZ)

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Assurant shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-17.
Latest market close$161.44
52-week range$114.29 - $172.22
50-day moving average $165.03
200-day moving average $155.24
Wall St. target price$191.60
PE ratio 21.1281
Dividend yield $2.61 (1.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $7.64

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Is it a good time to buy Assurant stock?

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Assurant price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $161.44 from 2021-09-17

1 week (2021-09-10) -3.86%
1 month (2021-08-19) -1.28%
3 months (2021-06-18) 7.01%
6 months (2021-03-19) 12.34%
1 year (2020-09-18) 34.61%
2 years (2019-09-19) 27.89%
3 years (2018-09-19) 53.62%
5 years (2016-09-19) 80.14%

Is Assurant under- or over-valued?

Valuing Assurant stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Assurant's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Assurant's P/E ratio

Assurant's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Assurant shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Assurant's PEG ratio

Assurant's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.46. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Assurant's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Assurant's EBITDA

Assurant's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Assurant's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Assurant financials

Revenue TTM $10.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 8.86%
Gross profit TTM $1 billion
Return on assets TTM 1.26%
Return on equity TTM 7.78%
Profit margin 4.63%
Book value $99.37
Market capitalisation $9.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Assurant shares

There are currently 883,499 Assurant shares held short by investors – that's known as Assurant's "short interest". This figure is 4% up from 849,227 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Assurant shares can be evaluated.

Assurant's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Assurant's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Assurant shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Assurant shares traded daily (recently around 356249.59677419). Assurant's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Assurant shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Assurant's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Assurant shares, or, against the total number of tradable Assurant shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Assurant's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Assurant shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0152% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Assurant shares, roughly 15 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Assurant.

Find out more about how you can short Assurant stock.

Assurant's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Assurant.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Assurant's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 31.65

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Assurant's overall score of 31.65 (as at 12/31/2018) is nothing to write home about – landing it in it in the 47th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Assurant is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Assurant's environmental score

Environmental score: 7.26/100

Assurant's environmental score of 7.26 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Assurant's social score

Social score: 17.15/100

Assurant's social score of 17.15 puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Assurant's governance score

Governance score: 19.75/100

Assurant's governance score puts it squarely in the 9th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Assurant is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Assurant's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Assurant scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Assurant hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Assurant Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 31.65
Total ESG percentile 46.54
Environmental score 7.26
Environmental score percentile 9
Social score 17.15
Social score percentile 9
Governance score 19.75
Governance score percentile 9
Level of controversy 3

Assurant share dividends

30%

Dividend payout ratio: 30.38% of net profits

Recently Assurant has paid out, on average, around 30.38% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.62% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Assurant shareholders could enjoy a 1.62% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assurant's case, that would currently equate to about $2.61 per share.

While Assurant's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Assurant may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Assurant's most recent dividend payout was on 20 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Assurant share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Assurant's shares have ranged in value from as little as $114.2863 up to $172.22. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIZ.US volatility(beta: 0.66)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Assurant's is 0.6621. This would suggest that Assurant's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Assurant overview

Assurant, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides lifestyle and housing solutions that support, protect, and connect consumer purchases in North America, Latin America, Europe, and the Asia Pacific. The company operates through three segments: Global Lifestyle, Global Housing, and Global Preneed. The Global Lifestyle segment offers mobile device solutions, and extended service products and related services for mobile devices, consumer electronics, and appliances; vehicle protection and related services; and credit protection and other insurance products. The Global Housing segment provides lender-placed homeowners insurance, manufactured housing, and flood insurance; and renters insurance and related products, as well as voluntary manufactured housing insurance, voluntary homeowners insurance, and other specialty products. The Global Preneed segment offers pre-funded funeral insurance, final need insurance, and related services. The company was formerly known as Fortis, Inc.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Assurant is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.024% of Assurant shares are held by insiders and 99.251% by institutions.
How many people work for Assurant?
Latest data suggests 13,600 work at Assurant.
When does the fiscal year end for Assurant?
Assurant's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Assurant based?
Assurant's address is: 55 Broadway, New York, NY, United States, 10006
What is Assurant's ISIN number?
Assurant's international securities identification number is: US04621X1081
What is Assurant's CUSIP number?
Assurant's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 04621X108

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