Seizert Capital Partners LLC decreased its stake in Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:AGII) by 10.7% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 30,830 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after selling 3,692 shares during the quarter. Seizert Capital Partners LLC owned about 0.10% of Argo Group International Holdings worth $1,896,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in AGII. BlackRock Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 9,732.6% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 2,502,010 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $169,638,000 after purchasing an additional 2,476,564 shares during the period. Tributary Capital Management LLC purchased a new position in shares of Argo Group International Holdings in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $11,786,000. AJO LP boosted its holdings in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 997.9% in the 2nd quarter. AJO LP now owns 166,170 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $10,070,000 after purchasing an additional 151,035 shares during the period. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 5.4% in the 1st quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,320,871 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $157,355,000 after purchasing an additional 118,097 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Argo Group International Holdings by 18.6% in the 1st quarter. State Street Corp now owns 703,967 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $47,728,000 after purchasing an additional 110,594 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.34% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Argo Group International Holdings from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 11th. BidaskClub cut Argo Group International Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 25th.

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Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ AGII) opened at $61.40 on Friday. Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. has a 1-year low of $56.15 and a 1-year high of $69.03. The company has a current ratio of 0.49, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,850.60, a price-to-earnings ratio of 80.79 and a beta of 0.85.

Argo Group International Holdings (NASDAQ:AGII) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The insurance provider reported ($1.91) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.99 by ($2.90). Argo Group International Holdings had a net margin of 10.04% and a return on equity of 6.39%. The business had revenue of $439.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $433.90 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.12 EPS. Argo Group International Holdings’s revenue was up 5.4% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Argo Group International Holdings, Ltd. will post 0.82 earnings per share for the current year.

In related news, insider Mark E. Watson III sold 22,246 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 25th. The stock was sold at an average price of $60.19, for a total transaction of $1,338,986.74. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 593,661 shares in the company, valued at approximately $35,732,455.59. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 4.86% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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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