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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)?

The company in question is, Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) currently with a stock price of 28.78 (0.74% today). The market cap for Assured Guaranty Ltd. is 3761.53, and is in the sector Financial, and Surety & Title Insurance industry. The target price for Assured Guaranty Ltd. is 35.75. Currently Assured Guaranty Ltd. is trading with a P/E of 5.27, and a forward P/E of 10.9. Average volume for Assured Guaranty Ltd. is 626.07 and so far today it is 261282.

Performance in the last year for Assured Guaranty Ltd. has been 6.65%. For EPS growth, Assured Guaranty Ltd. has seen a growth of 13.00%, and is looking to grow in the next year to -17.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 22.50% over the last five years and could be 3.00% for the next five years. Assured Guaranty Ltd. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -43.30%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -44.70%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.40%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 11.87%.

Since the IPO date for Assured Guaranty Ltd. on the 4/23/2004, Assured Guaranty Ltd. has seen performance year to date to be 9.74%. With Assured Guaranty Ltd. trading at 28.78, the dividend yield is 1.82%, and the EPS is 5.42.

So could Assured Guaranty Ltd., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 5.27. The PEG is 1.76, P/S is 2.05 and the P/B is at 0.61. The P/cash is 19.8, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.21, and total debt/equity at 0.21.

In terms of margins, Assured Guaranty Ltd. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 61.30% and a profit margin of 41.50%.Payout ratio for Assured Guaranty Ltd. is 9.20%. Return on assets come to 5.20% with return on investment coming to 15.70%.

Insider ownership for Assured Guaranty Ltd., is at 1.30% and institutional ownership comes to *TBA. Outstanding shares are at 131.66. While shares float is 128.77. The float short is currently 2.83%, and short ratio is 5.82.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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