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Market Intelligence Center  Mar 23  Comment 
For a hedged play on Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented trade-picking algorithms selected a Jan. '16 $25.00 covered call for a net debit in the $23.29 area. That is also the break-even stock price for the covered...
Forbes  Mar 6  Comment 
Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE: AGO) has been named as a Top 25 dividend stock, according the most recent Dividend Channel ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among the coverage universe, AGO shares displayed both attractive valuation...
Market Intelligence Center  Feb 11  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com’s patented algorithms have chosen the Jul. '15 $24.00 call for a couple of hedged-trading ideas on Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO). A traditional covered call on Assured Guaranty yields 6.05% (14.16% annualized, for...
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 5  Comment 
Assured Guaranty Ltd (AGO) presents a trading opportunity that offers a 5.89% return in just 193 days. A covered call on Assured Guaranty at the $25.00 level expiring on Jul. '15 offers an assigned return rate of 5.89% or 11.13% annualized. This...
Benzinga  Dec 24  Comment 
Macquarie commented Wednesday on the Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) acquisition of Radian Group Inc’s (NYSE: RDN) Radian Asset Assurance subsidiary for $810 million in cash. Analysts Sean Dargan and Tanmay Gupta called it a “win-win for...
Wall Street Journal  Dec 23  Comment 
Radian Group has agreed to sell its financial-guaranty business to Assured Guaranty for $810 million in cash, a move that will allow Radian to focus on its mortgage insurance and real-estate markets.
Benzinga  Dec 23  Comment 
Shares of Radian Group Inc (NYSE: RDN) were trading higher by more than 7 percent Tuesday morning after the company disclosed it will sell its Radian Asset Assurance subsidiary to Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) for $810 million in...




 
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Assured Guaranty Ltd. is a Bermuda-based holding company whose subsidiaries provide credit enhancement products to the capital markets through its three principal insurance subsidiaries: Assured Guaranty Corp., Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd. and Assured Guaranty Re Ltd.

Assured Guaranty Corp., which began operations in 1988, is a Maryland-domiciled financial guaranty insurance company licensed in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. It is the company's principal direct financial guaranty company and is focused on the mortgage-backed, asset-backed, public finance, structured finance and structured credit markets. Assured Guaranty Corp. has insurer financial strength ratings of AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Aaa from Moody's Investors Service and AAA from Fitch Ratings.

Business and Financials

Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd., the company's principal international direct financial guaranty company, is a financial guaranty insurer authorized and regulated by the Financial Services Authority of the United Kingdom. It is authorized to write insurance in the other 27 countries in the European Economic Area. Assured Guaranty (UK) Ltd. has insurer financial strength ratings of AAA from Standard & Poor’s, Aaa from Moody’s Investors Service and AAA

Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. is a Bermuda Class 3 insurer authorized to write general and long-term business, specializing in financial guaranty reinsurance. Assured Guaranty Re Ltd. has insurer financial strength ratings of AA from Standard & Poor’s and Fitch Ratings and Aa2 from Moody’s Investors Service.

Assured Guaranty (AGO) said late Thursday that second-quarter net income came in at $545.2 million, or $5.97 a share, up a lot from the same period a year earlier when the bond insurer made $32.8 million, or 47 cents a share. The big increase was driven mainly by $518.3 million in after-tax unrealized gains on credit derivatives. Operating income, which excludes such gains and losses, was $38.7 million, or 42 a share.


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