Assured Guaranty Rises On Unusually High Volume (AGO)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) is trading at unusually high volume Wednesday with four million shares changing hands. It is currently at two times its average daily volume and trading up 60 cents (+2.6%) at $23.20 as of 4 p.m. ET.

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Assured Guaranty has a market cap of $4.29 billion and is part of the financial sector and insurance industry. Shares are up 58.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Assured Guaranty Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides credit protection products to public finance, infrastructure, and structured finance markets in the United States and internationally. The company has a P/E ratio of 38.9, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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 also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Assured Guaranty Ratings Report.

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