It Seems Assured Guaranty LTD. (NYSE:AGO) Will Go Down. Just Reported More Shorted Shares

April 17, 2018 - By Dolores Ford

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Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.16, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dropped, 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.
Nfc Invests Limited invested 4.45% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Pub Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado accumulated 0.01% or 26,507 shares. Etrade Ltd reported 15,522 shares. Rocky Mountain Advisers Limited Liability holds 230 shares or 0.03% of its portfolio. 634,277 were reported by Ny State Common Retirement Fund. Alliancebernstein Lp reported 72,177 shares. Clinton invested in 0.08% or 27,267 shares. Massachusetts Fincl Co Ma reported 17,734 shares or 0% of all its holdings. New York-based M&T National Bank Corporation has invested 0% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Apg Asset Mngmt Nv has invested 0.03% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Asset Mgmt has 7,725 shares. Morgan Stanley reported 0.01% stake. Manufacturers Life Ins Company The invested in 0% or 3,639 shares. Raymond James & Associates owns 22,755 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. Tudor Inv Et Al reported 32,933 shares.

The stock of Assured Guaranty LTD. (NYSE:AGO) registered an increase of 7.13% in short interest. AGO’s total short interest was 7.07 million shares in April as published by FINRA. Its up 7.13% from 6.60M 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. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research on Monday, February 5 with “Buy”. The company was initiated on Wednesday, December 20 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods.

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