Would It Be A Good Move Today To Sell Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Stock?


As of Wednesday close, Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s (NYSE:AGO) stock was down -$0.4, moving down -0.64 percent to $61.67. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 210,840 shares. 4 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $2.19 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 256,605, while in the previous 50 days, it was 322,496.

Since last month, AGO stock rose 8.88%. Shares of the company fell to $55.35 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $65.68 was reached on 03/30/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $44.94. Since the beginning of this year, AGO’s stock price has risen by 22.85% or $11.47, and marked a new high 17 times. However, the stock has declined by -6.11% since its 52-week high.

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AGO stock investors should be aware that Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 150 days ago on Jun 27. FREDERICO DOMINIC, the President/CEO/Deputy Chairman of the company, disposed of 86,000 shares for $57.21 on Jun 27. It resulted in a $4,920,042 divestment by the insider. BUHL G LAWRENCE sold 3,643 shares at an average price of $64.96 on Mar 31. The insider now owns 44,761 shares following the transaction. On Mar 03, Chief Credit Officer Donnarumma Stephen sold 25,000 shares at $60.80 apiece. The transaction was valued at $1,520,000.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) has a P/E ratio of about 14.79. The stock’s beta is 1.12. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 5.47, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.77.

The latest dividend of $0.25 per share was paid out, remained unchanged from last year’s $0.25. On Thursday February 24 2022, a $0.03 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.34, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.34. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 76.60%. Based on annual data, AGO earned $477.0 million in gross profit and brought in $848.0 million in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 5.80%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 5.30%.

In Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $1.68 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. AGO’s revenue fell -417.07% during the quarter, while net income inched up to $41.0 million. While analysts expected Assured Guaranty Ltd. to report $0.84 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $2.11 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 151.20%. During the quarter, the company generated $55.0 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $59.99 million.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at Assured Guaranty Ltd.’s (AGO) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 15.96%, the RSI 9-day stood at 69.25% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Assured Guaranty Ltd. price is up by +3.68% percent or $2.19. At present, AGO shares trade +8.78% above its 20-day simple moving average and +11.36% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +16.10% above its SMA50 and +7.85% above its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 88.51% and Stochastic coefficient D was 82.32%, while ATR was 1.26. Given the Stochastic reading of 84.73% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 67.63%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 1.13, while the 14-day reading stands at 1.51.

Analyst Ratings

Assured Guaranty Ltd. downgraded its rating on Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) to a Neutral in a note to investors on April 05, 2022. The analysts firm previously had a Buy rating on the stock.Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, AGO is a sell, and 1 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Assured Guaranty Ltd. stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $67.00, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $65.00 – $80.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) will achieve an average price target of $70.67.


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