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Assurant, Inc (AIZ) is a leading insurance-specialty business based in the US. It opened the day at $131.99 after a previous close of $132.52. During the day the price has varied from a low of $131.475 to a high of $133.35. The latest price was $132.22 (25 minute delay). Assurant is listed on the NYSE and employs 13,600 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Assurant

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: AIZ in this case.
  5. Research Assurant shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Assurant shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes.

How has Coronavirus impacted Assurant's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Assurant's share price has had significant negative movement.

Its last market close was $121.79, which is 13.07% down on its pre-crash value of $140.1 and 59.68% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $76.27.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Assurant shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $701.65 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $917.08.

Assurant share price

Use our graph to track the performance of AIZ stocks over time.

Assurant shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$131.99
High$133.35
Low$131.475
Close$132.22
Previous close$132.52
Change $-0.3
Change % -0.226%
Volume 247,112
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$75.0414 - $139.6884
50-day moving average $132.9718
200-day moving average $119.9323
Wall St. target price$152.75
PE ratio 19.6445
Dividend yield $2.64 (1.99%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $6.751
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Fineco
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0% commission on US shares, and £3 on UK shares
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£0 - £24 per quarter
IG is good for experienced traders, and offers learning resources for beginners, all with wide access to shares, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
Degiro Share Dealing
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
£1.75 + 0.022% (max £5.00)
Portfolio transfer fees (in & out)
Degiro is widely seen as one of the best low-cost share brokers, for people who are looking to trade regularly. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Fund and Share Account
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Name Product Minimum deposit Maximum annual fee Price per trade Brand description
Interactive Investor stocks and shares ISA
Any lump sum or £25 a month
£119.88
£7.99
Interactive Investor offers everything most investors need. Its flat fees makes it pricey for small portfolios, but cheap for big ones. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm stocks and shares ISA
£1500
0.75%
£0
Moneyfarm helps you meet your investment goals with fully-managed portfolios designed around you. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.45%
£11.95
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got everything you'll need, from beginners to experienced investors. Capital at risk.
Nutmeg stocks and shares ISA
£100
0.75%
£0
Nutmeg offers three types of portfolios. Choose the one that goes with your investment style. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets stocks and shares ISA
No minimum deposit requirement
0.12%
£8.00
Saxo Markets offers a wide access to a range of stocks, ETFs and funds. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell stocks and shares ISA
£500
0.25%
£9.95
AJ Bell is a good all-rounder for people who to choose between shares, funds, ISAs and pensions. Capital at risk.
Fidelity stocks and shares ISA
£1000 or a regular savings plan from £50
0.35%
£10.00
Fidelity is another good all-rounder, offering a good package at a decent price. Not suited for trading shares. Capital at risk.
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
Legal & General stocks and shares ISA
£100 or £20 a month
0.61%
N/A
Legal & General is a big financial services company which offers insurance, lifetime mortgage, pensions and stocks and shares ISAs. Capital at risk.
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Name Product Minimum investment Choose from Annual fee Brand description
Interactive Investor Pension
Any lump sum or £25 a month
Over 3,000 funds
£10/month
interactive investor is a flat-fee platform, which makes it cost effective for larger portfolios. Capital at risk.
Moneyfarm Pension
£1,500 (initial investment)
7 funds
0.35%-0.75%
Moneyfarm has pensions that are matched against your risk appetite, goals and planned retirement date. Capital at risk.
AJ Bell Pension
£1,000
Over 2,000 funds
0.05-0.25%
AJ Bell has two different pension options, a self managed pension and one that is managed for you. Capital at risk.
PensionBee Pension
No minimum
7 funds
0.5% - 0.95%
Pension Bee is a newbie in the pension market. It helps consolidate your pension plans into one place. Capital at risk.
Hargreaves Lansdown Pension
£100 or £25 a month
2,500 funds
0-0.45%
Hargreaves Lansdown is the UK's biggest wealth manager. It's got three different retirement options. Capital at risk.
Saxo Markets Pension
Saxo Markets Pension
£10
Over 11,000 funds
No annual fee
Saxo Markets gives flexibility and control over your investment strategy. Capital at risk.
Penfold
Penfold
No minimum
4 portfolios
0.75-0.88%
Moneybox Pension
£1
3 funds
0.15% - 0.45% charged monthly
Manage your money with an easy-to-use Moneybox app. Capital at risk.
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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 last close of $132.22

1 week (2021-01-15) -5.67%
1 month (2020-12-22) 0.56%
3 months (2020-10-22) 6.12%
6 months (2020-07-22) 24.82%
1 year (2020-01-22) 0.71%
2 years (2019-01-22) 39.16%
3 years (2018-01-22) 40.61%
5 years (2016-01-22) 66.38%

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 20x. In other words, Assurant shares trade at around 20x 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 $946.4 million (£0.0 million).

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 $10.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 7.94%
Gross profit TTM $934.3 million
Return on assets TTM 1.15%
Return on equity TTM 7.44%
Profit margin 4.26%
Book value $100.437
Market capitalisation $7.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Assurant shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "AIZ.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 1.6 million Assurant shares held short by investors – that's known as Assurant's "short interest". This figure is 2.2% down from 1.7 million 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 411195.73934837). Assurant's SIR currently stands at 3.99. In other words for every 100,000 Assurant shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3990 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 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Assurant shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0319% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Assurant shares, roughly 32 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 01/01/2019) 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. A high-profile company, 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

28%

Dividend payout ratio: 28.18% of net profits

Recently Assurant has paid out, on average, around 28.18% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.99% 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 1.99% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Assurant's case, that would currently equate to about $2.64 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 21 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Assurant share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Assurant's shares have ranged in value from as little as $75.0414 up to $139.6884. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

AIZ.US volatility(beta: 0.61)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 0.6131. This would suggest that Assurant's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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 provides mobile device protection products and services, and extended service contracts for consumer electronics and appliances, as well as assistance services; vehicle protection and related services; and credit and other insurance services. The Global Housing segment offers lender-placed homeowners insurance, manufactured housing, and flood insurance; and renters insurance and related products, as well as voluntary manufactured housing insurance, homeowners insurance, and other specialty products. The Global Preneed segment provides pre-funded funeral insurance, final need insurance, and related services. The company was formerly known as Fortis, Inc. and changed its name to Assurant, Inc. in February 2004. Assurant, Inc. was founded in 1892 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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