Press coverage about Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) has trended somewhat positive on Monday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assured Guaranty earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 81 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO) opened at 44.41 on Monday. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $40.23 and a 200-day moving average of $39.40. The firm has a market cap of $5.41 billion, a P/E ratio of 5.14 and a beta of 1.66. Assured Guaranty has a 12 month low of $25.80 and a 12 month high of $44.54.

A number of research analysts have weighed in on the stock. UBS AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $45.00 price objective (up previously from $44.00) on shares of Assured Guaranty in a research report on Wednesday, May 17th. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $49.00 price objective on shares of Assured Guaranty in a research report on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Assured Guaranty from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $42.00 price objective on shares of Assured Guaranty in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $46.50.

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In other news, insider Howard Albert sold 12,000 shares of Assured Guaranty stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.19, for a total value of $470,280.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 169,314 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $6,635,415.66. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 2.62% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Assured Guaranty Company Profile

Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to the United States and international public finance, including infrastructure, and structured finance markets. 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.

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