Assured Guaranty (AGO) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Rating of 0.11

News coverage about Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assured Guaranty earned a media sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.0112515930017 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

NYSE AGO opened at $36.70 on Friday. Assured Guaranty has a one year low of $32.97 and a one year high of $45.73. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 0.50 and a current ratio of 0.50. The company has a market capitalization of $4,192.67, a P/E ratio of 6.79 and a beta of 1.31.

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 22nd. The financial services provider reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.71 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $283.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $273.89 million. Assured Guaranty had a net margin of 41.98% and a return on equity of 9.76%. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.05 earnings per share.

Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Assured Guaranty from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. BTIG Research restated a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Assured Guaranty in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the stock. Assured Guaranty currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $48.00.

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Assured Guaranty Company Profile

Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. It offers financial guaranty insurance that protects holders of debt instruments and other monetary obligations from defaults in scheduled payments.

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