Assured Guaranty Reaches New 52-Week High (AGO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) hit a new 52-week high Thursday as it is currently trading at $20.92, above its previous 52-week high of $20.90 with 818,522 shares traded as of 2:35 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Assured Guaranty has a market cap of $4.01 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 45% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets primarily in the United States, Europe, and Australia. The company has a P/E ratio of 36.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Assured Guaranty as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company's return on equity has been disappointing. You can view the full Assured Guaranty Ratings Report.

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