$49.47 $0.10 (0.2%)

04:00 PM EST on 12/06/19

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)

CAPS Rating: 2 out of 5

A holding company that provides, through its operating subsidiaries, credit enhancement products to the public finance, structured finance and mortgage markets.

Current Price $49.47 Mkt Cap $4.7B
Open $49.75 P/E Ratio 14.28
Prev. Close $49.37 Div. (Yield) $0.72 (1.5%)
Daily Range $49.45 - $49.82 Volume 139,127
52-Wk Range $37.67 - $49.87 Avg. Daily Vol. 532,537

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rhallbick (88.19)
Submitted January 01, 2018

Provides insurance for the scheduled payments of debt instruments, generally those issued by government agencies in the US and the UK, but also corporate and mortgage-backed securities. Was caught up in the insured credit default swap fiasco nine… More

mukwonago53149 (< 20)
Submitted May 10, 2010

Turns out, one ill-fated company is on the hook for the lion’s share of Muni Bonds. They insured $2.56 billion-worth in the last half of 2009 alone… 64x more than Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp. Last year, their operating income was $316.7… More

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Member Avatar kevday (99.42) Submitted: 6/4/2019 10:49:01 AM : Outperform Start Price: $41.75 NYSE:AGO Score: +5.12

ht Tim Travis

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Member Avatar rhallbick (88.19) Submitted: 1/1/2018 12:42:22 PM : Outperform Start Price: $35.88 NYSE:AGO Score: +15.98

Provides insurance for the scheduled payments of debt instruments, generally those issued by government agencies in the US and the UK, but also corporate and mortgage-backed securities. Was caught up in the insured credit default swap fiasco nine years ago, but came out a little better than some of their peers. Ended up acquiring some of the assets of Radian and MBIA. Today faces severe challenges with a multitude of Puerto Rican debt instruments that have missed scheduled payments. The devastation caused by Hurricane Maria has put a hold on any resolutions to those debt issues, as the infrastructure of Puerto Rico needs to be rebuilt before there can be any source of revenue to make debt payments. They have about $7 billion in shareholder equity and about $5 billion total exposure to Puerto Rican debt guarantees, so it's fairly substantial. The various Puerto Rican debt instruments run out as far as 2047, so while it may be an issue for quite some time, there is also a lot of time to deal with it. Their balance sheet currently has about $1.3 billion listed under liabilities that is allocated for likely future debt defaults. Insurance companies are always paying out claims; that's why they exist. A well-managed insurance company plans for the occasional significant loss, and AGO appears to still be financially healthy, as seven of their subsidiaries are rated AA by S&P's Financial Services and one is rated BB. With 117.5 million outstanding common shares, the current market cap is $4 billion, so it seems a worst case scenario is already reflected in the stock price, although the price does continue to drift lower. Current p/e is about 4.6 and last dividend was $0.145 (1.7% annualized).

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Member Avatar ChristianBin (< 20) Submitted: 11/2/2017 11:54:35 AM : Outperform Start Price: $35.81 NYSE:AGO Score: +15.64

Puerto Rico debt problems cast a negative light on the company, however the business is just fine even if PR would default on all the debt that is insured by AGO. Management is super smart and has a long track record of doing a good job, especially looking at how well they've done coming out of the GFC compared with competitors.

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Chiownknee (< 20) Score: +1,328.31

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Chiownknee < 20 3/3/2009 Outperform 5Y $2.77 +1,684.63% +356.32% +1,328.31 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. staffier 87.54 3/11/2009 Outperform 5Y $3.32 +1,389.48% +338.91% +1,050.56 3 Comments
1or5stars 99.79 3/2/2009 Outperform 3M $3.53 +1,299.63% +341.85% +957.78 0 Comment
feew3339 61.19 2/25/2009 Outperform NS $4.09 +1,108.91% +316.79% +792.13 0 Comment
ajacoby11 < 20 10/28/2008 Outperform 3Y $6.47 +664.82% +252.67% +412.14 0 Comment
ballettonew < 20 7/28/2008 Outperform 3W $8.33 +493.54% +161.54% +331.99 0 Comment
PrudentiaLP 94.56 7/29/2008 Outperform 3Y $8.53 +480.01% +161.94% +318.07 0 Comment
oconnonp 69.49 7/25/2008 Outperform 3Y $8.89 +456.30% +158.18% +298.12 0 Comment
This player feels very strongly about this pick and has marked it a Top Pick. Top Picks do not affect a player’s score. ValueArbitrage 30.19 7/25/2008 Outperform 3Y $8.89 +456.30% +158.18% +298.12 0 Comment
UGURTEMMUZ28 54.53 7/28/2008 Outperform NS $8.96 +452.27% +158.85% +293.41 0 Comment

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