Can Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO)’s Tomorrow be Different? The Stock Just Broke Its High

July 17, 2017 - By Winifred Garcia

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 30 investors sold Assured Guaranty Ltd. shares while 84 reduced holdings. 50 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. 119.74 million shares or 2.02% less from 122.20 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.
Teacher Retirement Sys Of Texas holds 0% or 10,543 shares. Canada Pension Plan Inv Board reported 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Fdx Advsr Inc, California-based fund reported 17,063 shares. Elm Ridge Management Limited Liability has 5.82% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 718,491 shares. Kcg has 0.02% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Taylor Asset Mgmt reported 886,100 shares or 9.77% of all its holdings. Citigroup Inc holds 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 126,865 shares. Qs Invsts Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.08% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) or 261,303 shares. One Trading Limited Partnership holds 0.01% or 15,228 shares in its portfolio. Victory Cap Inc has 912,545 shares for 0.09% of their portfolio. Metropolitan Life Insurance Ny reported 3,809 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Neuberger Berman Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 218,388 shares. D E Shaw & Com Inc holds 0.03% or 545,344 shares in its portfolio. Moreover, Northwestern Mutual Wealth Com has 0% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Sunbelt Securities Incorporated holds 0% or 182 shares in its portfolio.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $470,280 activity. Albert Howard also sold $470,280 worth of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) shares.

The stock of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) reached all time high today, Jul, 17 and still has $48.84 target or 9.00 % above today’s $44.81 share price. This indicates more upside for the $5.51B company. This technical setup was reported by Barchart.com. If the $48.84 PT is reached, the company will be worth $495.90M more.
Trading stocks at an all time highs is usually a winning strategy. An all time high points to a stock which has the most positive fundamentals ever. Even thought the pullback rate is high, if correct risk management is utilized, investors can trade very well such events.

About 430,447 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 51.57% since July 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.87% the S&P500.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) Ratings Coverage

Among 6 analysts covering Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO), 4 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 2 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Assured Guaranty had 8 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has “Buy” rating given on Monday, November 16 by M Partners. The stock of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) earned “Hold” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Friday, June 9. The stock of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has “Outperform” rating given on Monday, November 9 by Macquarie Research. The stock has “Mkt Perform” rating by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Tuesday, February 28. The stock has “Buy” rating by BTIG Research on Friday, May 26. On Wednesday, August 12 the stock rating was downgraded by Zacks to “Buy”. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Buy” on Tuesday, November 10. Wood maintained Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Friday, April 7 with “Hold” rating.

More important recent Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Assured Guaranty Takes Step Toward Combining European Subsidiaries” on June 26, 2017, also Businesswire.com published article titled: “Assured Guaranty Responds to Puerto Rico Oversight Board’s Approval of PREPA’s …”, Streetinsider.com published: “Assured Guaranty (AGO) Comments on ‘Failure’ of Puerto Rico Oversight Board to …” on June 28, 2017. More interesting news about Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) was released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: “Denali Advisors Llc Buys Assured Guaranty, JPMorgan Chase, Dover Corp, Sells …” with publication date: July 14, 2017.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $5.51 billion. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. It has a 5.17 P/E ratio. It applies its credit underwriting judgment, risk management skills and capital markets experience primarily to offer financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments.

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