Owners of Assured Guaranty (NYSE: AGO) shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 10 cents per share. At a price of $23.69 as of 9:35 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 1.7%. The average volume for Assured Guaranty has been 2.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Assured Guaranty has a market cap of $4.3 billion and is part of the insurance industry. Shares are up 65.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. 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 8.38. TheStreet Ratings rates Assured Guaranty as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. You can view the full Assured Guaranty Ratings Report now.
In trading on Wednesday, shares of Box Ships Inc's 9.00% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Shares were yielding above the 12% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $2.25), with shares changing hands as low as $18.55 on the day. This compares to an average yield of 9.96% in the "Shipping" preferred stock category, according to Preferred Stock Channel.