Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) Has Increase in Shorts

June 20, 2017 - By Marry Poplack

 Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) Has Increase in Shorts

Investors sentiment increased to 1.24 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. It increased, 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.
Blackrock Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.03% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Moreover, Reilly Fincl Advisors Lc has 0% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Boston Partners owns 0.06% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 1.27 million shares. The Japan-based Nomura Asset Ltd has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Paloma Prns Mngmt Communication has 0.03% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Lingohr Partner Asset Management Gmbh invested in 44,913 shares or 1.04% of the stock. Sg Americas Secs Ltd accumulated 5,622 shares. Jefferies Gru Ltd Co stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). 78,907 were reported by Nuveen Asset Mgmt Limited Liability. Goldman Sachs Gru owns 1.97M shares. 4,611 were reported by Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank). Thompson Siegel & Walmsley Lc accumulated 323,188 shares. Calvert Investment Incorporated reported 9,506 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Blackrock holds 0.01% or 264,906 shares in its portfolio. First Personal Serv invested in 4,213 shares or 0.04% of the stock.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 1 sale for $470,280 activity. Shares for $470,280 were sold by Albert Howard.

The stock of Assured Guaranty Limited (NYSE:AGO) registered an increase of 25.91% in short interest. AGO’s total short interest was 4.48M shares in June as published by FINRA. Its up 25.91% from 3.56M shares, reported previously. With 982,000 shares average volume, it will take short sellers 5 days to cover their AGO’s short positions.

About 138,279 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has risen 51.57% since June 20, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 34.87% the S&P500.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The company has market cap of $5.09 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 4.82 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.

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 7 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The company was maintained on Friday, May 26 by BTIG Research. Zacks downgraded Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Wednesday, August 12 to “Buy” rating. The stock has “Buy” rating by M Partners on Monday, November 16. Wood maintained Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) on Friday, April 7 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by UBS on Tuesday, November 10 with “Buy”. As per Tuesday, February 28, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The rating was maintained by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 9 with “Outperform”.

More notable recent Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Assured Guaranty Re Overseas Ltd.” on June 15, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 15, 2017” published on May 12, 2017, Businesswire.com published: “Assured Guaranty Files Adversary Complaint Challenging the Commonwealth of …” on June 04, 2017. More interesting news about Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) were released by: Moodys.com and their article: “Moody’s upgrades Assured Guaranty (London) Ltd. to Baa2 following acquisition …” published on January 13, 2017 as well as Businesswire.com‘s news article titled: “Assured Guaranty Provides €90 Million Financial Guarantee that Supports …” with publication date: June 07, 2017.

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