Assured Guaranty Ltd Stock Upgraded (AGO)
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- AGO's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 0.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 652.9%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- AGO's debt-to-equity ratio is very low at 0.18 and is currently below that of the industry average, implying that there has been very successful management of debt levels.
- Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
- The gross profit margin for ASSURED GUARANTY LTD is currently very high, coming in at 76.10%. It has increased significantly from the same period last year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 49.90% significantly outperformed against the industry average.
-- Written by a member of TheStreet Ratings Staff
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