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How to buy Assured Guaranty stock
Learn how to easily invest in Assured Guaranty stock.
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 407 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $887 million.
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Assured Guaranty stock price (NYSE: AGO)Use our graph to track the performance of AGO stocks over time.
Assured Guaranty shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$48.12|
|52-week range||$44.35 - $65.09|
|50-day moving average||$53.91|
|200-day moving average||$55.76|
|Wall St. target price||$70.67|
|Dividend yield||$0.94 (2.16%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.10|
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Assured Guaranty price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-23)||-0.17%|
|1 month (2022-08-30)||-6.38%|
|3 months (2022-06-30)||-13.75%|
|6 months (2022-03-30)||-25.43%|
|1 year (2021-09-30)||2.80%|
|2 years (2020-09-30)||124.02%|
|3 years (2019-09-30)||8.23%|
|5 years (2017-09-29)||27.47%|
Is Assured Guaranty stock undervalued or overvalued?
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 11x. In other words, Assured Guaranty shares trade at around 11x 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 $660 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||$887 million|
|Operating margin TTM||73.06%|
|Gross profit TTM||$950 million|
|Return on assets TTM||2.37%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.8%|
|Market capitalisation||$2.9 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Assured Guaranty share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 15.82% of net profits
Recently Assured Guaranty has paid out, on average, around 15.82% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.16% 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 2.16% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assured Guaranty's case, that would currently equate to about $0.94 per share.
While Assured Guaranty's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Assured Guaranty is investing more in its future growth.
Assured Guaranty's most recent dividend payout was on 30 August 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 August 2022 (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 $44.3499 up to $65.0894. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
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 1.0739. 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; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects. It also insures and reinsures various the U. S.
Assured Guaranty in the news
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Assured Guaranty is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 5.794% of Assured Guaranty shares are held by insiders and 94.697% by institutions. How many people work for Assured Guaranty?
Latest data suggests 407 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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