Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:AGII) – Stock analysts at William Blair issued their Q1 2018 EPS estimates for shares of Argo Group International Holdings in a report issued on Tuesday. William Blair analyst A. Klauber expects that the brokerage will post earnings of $0.96 per share for the quarter. William Blair also issued estimates for Argo Group International Holdings’ Q2 2018 earnings at $0.89 EPS, Q3 2018 earnings at $0.63 EPS and Q4 2018 earnings at $0.58 EPS.

A number of other brokerages have also recently weighed in on AGII. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Argo Group International Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, November 4th. Compass Point cut Argo Group International Holdings from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday.

Earnings History and Estimates for Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII)

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Shares of Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII) traded up 1.66% during trading on Wednesday, reaching $67.50. The company had a trading volume of 148,153 shares. Argo Group International Holdings has a 12 month low of $48.16 and a 12 month high of $67.80. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $65.07 and its 200-day moving average price is $60.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.03 billion, a PE ratio of 14.21 and a beta of 0.80.

Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 13th. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.03. Argo Group International Holdings had a return on equity of 6.69% and a net margin of 9.31%. The firm had revenue of $405.40 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $352.70 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.78 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 8.6% compared to the same quarter last year.

In other news, Director Harvey B. Cash sold 4,163 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $63.95, for a total transaction of $266,223.85. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO Mark E. Watson III sold 16,594 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $64.51, for a total value of $1,070,478.94. Following the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 574,923 shares in the company, valued at $37,088,282.73. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 36,185 shares of company stock worth $2,331,429 over the last quarter. Insiders own 5.79% of the company’s stock.

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A number of institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Clinton Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 19.6% in the third quarter. Clinton Group Inc. now owns 17,402 shares of the company’s stock worth $982,000 after buying an additional 2,848 shares during the period. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC raised its position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 6.0% in the second quarter. Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC now owns 1,683,502 shares of the company’s stock worth $87,374,000 after buying an additional 95,729 shares during the period. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 17.1% in the third quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 384,802 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,711,000 after buying an additional 56,115 shares during the period. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 10.2% in the third quarter. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. now owns 76,469 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,314,000 after buying an additional 7,081 shares during the period. Finally, Peregrine Capital Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings during the third quarter worth about $29,125,000. 87.48% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Argo Group International Holdings

Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. is an underwriter of specialty insurance and reinsurance products in the property and casualty market. The Company operates through four segments: Excess and Surplus Lines, Commercial Specialty, International Specialty and Syndicate 1200. Excess and Surplus Lines segment carriers focus on risks that the standard (admitted) market is unwilling or unable to underwrite.

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