Time to Reconsider Assured Guaranty LTD. (NYSE:AGO) After More Short Sellers?

April 17, 2018 - By Vivian Currie

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It turned negative, as 34 investors sold Assured Guaranty Ltd. shares while 90 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 108.91 million shares or 1.59% less from 110.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Voya Invest Mngmt Ltd Liability reported 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Tcw Grp holds 0.01% or 52,284 shares in its portfolio. Philadelphia Management Of San Francisco Lc invested in 1.05M shares or 5.24% of the stock. Evercore Wealth Mngmt Limited Liability Company, New York-based fund reported 706 shares. Discovery Mngmt Ct holds 0.36% or 347,694 shares. Axa accumulated 438,800 shares. The Nebraska-based Cwm Lc has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Metropolitan Life Ins Ny holds 0% or 3,346 shares. Fifth Third Natl Bank has 0% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 1,734 shares. Utah Retirement Systems holds 21,416 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Jane Street Gru Llc reported 8,950 shares. The Ohio-based Stratos Wealth Prtn Ltd has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Weiss Asset Mngmt L P reported 0.02% stake. Mycio Wealth Ptnrs Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.06% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Lingohr & Partner Asset Management Gmbh has 37,643 shares.

The stock of Assured Guaranty LTD. (NYSE:AGO) registered an increase of 7.13% in short interest. AGO’s total short interest was 7.07M shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 7.13% from 6.60 million shares, reported previously. With 1.08 million shares average volume, it will take short sellers 7 days to cover their AGO’s short positions. The short interest to Assured Guaranty LTD.’s float is 6.16%.

The stock increased 0.03% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $37.26. About 257,648 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has declined 1.24% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

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 has market cap of $4.28 billion. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments. It has a 6.25 P/E ratio. The firm insures various debt obligations, including bonds issued by the United States state or municipal governmental authorities; and notes issued to finance infrastructure projects.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) Ratings Coverage

Among 2 analysts covering Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. Therefore 100% are positive. Assured Guaranty Ltd had 2 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. On Monday, February 5 the stock rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy”. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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