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How to buy Assured Guaranty (AGO) stock

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Assured Guaranty Ltd
NYSE: AGO - USD
INSURANCE-SPECIALTY
$47.21
+$0.87 (+1.88%)

Assured Guaranty Ltd is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Assured Guaranty shares (AGO) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Assured Guaranty employs 412 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Assured Guaranty stock price (NYSE: AGO)

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Assured Guaranty shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$47.34
52-week range$18.16 - $52.04
50-day moving average $46.90
200-day moving average $43.85
Wall St. target price$57.33
PE ratio 8.9142
Dividend yield $0.82 (1.75%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.18

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Assured Guaranty price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $47.34 from 2021-06-04

1 week (2021-07-16) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) -2.11%
3 months (2021-04-27) -3.33%
6 months (2021-01-23) N/A
1 year (2020-07-23) N/A
2 years (2019-07-23) N/A
3 years (2018-07-23) N/A
5 years (2016-07-23) N/A

Is Assured Guaranty under- or over-valued?

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

Assured Guaranty's P/E ratio

Assured Guaranty's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 9x. In other words, Assured Guaranty shares trade at around 9x 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.

Assured Guaranty's PEG ratio

Assured Guaranty's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.52. 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 Assured Guaranty's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Assured Guaranty's EBITDA

Assured Guaranty's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $364 million.

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

Assured Guaranty financials

Revenue TTM $1 billion
Operating margin TTM 34.71%
Gross profit TTM $809 million
Return on assets TTM 1.48%
Return on equity TTM 6.91%
Profit margin 42.21%
Book value $84.75
Market capitalisation $3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Assured Guaranty shares

There are currently 4.0 million Assured Guaranty shares held short by investors – that's known as Assured Guaranty's "short interest". This figure is 4.5% up from 3.8 million last month.

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

Assured Guaranty's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Assured Guaranty's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Assured Guaranty shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Assured Guaranty shares traded daily (recently around 526407.17131474). Assured Guaranty's SIR currently stands at 7.53. In other words for every 100,000 Assured Guaranty shares traded daily on the market, roughly 7530 shares are currently held short.

However Assured Guaranty's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Assured Guaranty shares, or, against the total number of tradable Assured Guaranty shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Assured Guaranty's short interest could be expressed as 0.05% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Assured Guaranty shares in existence, roughly 50 shares are currently held short) or 0.0554% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Assured Guaranty shares, roughly 55 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Assured Guaranty.

Find out more about how you can short Assured Guaranty stock.

Assured Guaranty share dividends

26%

Dividend payout ratio: 26.42% of net profits

Recently Assured Guaranty has paid out, on average, around 26.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.87% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Assured Guaranty shareholders could enjoy a 1.87% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assured Guaranty's case, that would currently equate to about $0.82 per share.

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

Assured Guaranty's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 17 May 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Assured Guaranty share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Assured Guaranty's shares have ranged in value from as little as $18.1595 up to $52.0356. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AGO.US volatility(beta: 1.17)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 Assured Guaranty's is 1.1741. This would suggest that Assured Guaranty's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Assured Guaranty overview

Assured Guaranty Ltd. , through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. The company operates in two segments, Insurance and Asset Management. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. The company insures and reinsures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state, governmental authorities or municipal governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. It also insures and reinsures various types of the U. S.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Assured Guaranty is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.491% of Assured Guaranty shares are held by insiders and 95.88% by institutions.
How many people work for Assured Guaranty?
Latest data suggests 412 work at Assured Guaranty.
When does the fiscal year end for Assured Guaranty?
Assured Guaranty's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Assured Guaranty based?
Assured Guaranty's address is: 30 Woodbourne Avenue, Hamilton, Bermuda, HM 08
What is Assured Guaranty's ISIN number?
Assured Guaranty's international securities identification number is: BMG0585R1060
What is Assured Guaranty's CUSIP number?
Assured Guaranty's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: G0585R106

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