Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 20, 2013

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Assured Guaranty Ltd. ( AGO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 20, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.1 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 05, 2013. Shareholders who purchased AGO stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 11.11% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $23.96, the dividend yield is 1.67%.

The previous trading day's last sale of AGO was $23.96, representing a -3.11% decrease from the 52 week high of $24.73 and a 114.5% increase over the 52 week low of $11.17.

AGO is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as American International Group, Inc. ( AIG ) and The Travelers Companies, Inc. ( TRV ). AGO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports AGO's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 12.69%, compared to an industry average of 11.3%.


For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the AGO Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to AGO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have AGO as a top-10 holding:

  • SPDR S&P Mortgage Finance ETF ( KME )
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • iShares Morningstar Small Value Index Fund ( JKL )
  • N/A (BTAH)
  • QuantShares U.S. Market Neutral Value Fund ETF ( CHEP ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KIE with an increase of 23.63% over the last 100 days. KME has the highest percent weighting of AGO at 3.63%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.




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Referenced Stocks: AGO , AIG , CHEP , JKL , KIE , KME , TRV

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