Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)

Bond Insurers Hold Up Against Puerto Rico Bankruptcy Exposure

There is another Greece situation that was actually closer to the U.S. and may have more directly exposure to the U.S. than Greece. The inevitable bankruptcy of Puerto Rico has finally ...
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5 Stocks Cheering the Puerto Rico Debt Renegotiation Settlement

On the heels of the Greek financial crisis, Puerto Rico had a crisis of its own. The country announced that it would not be able to pay its debts to ...
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Does the Puerto Rican Default Risk Hurt MBIA More Than Assured?

While most of the market has been focused on a Greek exit or even default, MBIA Inc. (NYSE: MBI) shares are suffering from a potential default closer to home. Puerto Rico ...
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How Much Puerto Rico Risk Is There at MBIA and Assured Guaranty?

Monday's stock market sell-off may have looked harsh as the Greece exit of the Euro looks closer and closer. Municipal bond investors now have a much larger risk in the ...
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UBS Picks Eight Stocks That Will Trade Higher Despite Recent Outperformance (AGN, AGO, AMAT, BBRY, HAL, NWSA, PSX, TSO, UBS)

One natural inclination for investors during bull market runs is to avoid stocks that have been the largest percentage gainers. The logic is that they will be the first to ...
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Mortgage Putback Ruling Could Slam Banks (FBC, AGO, MBI, JPM, CS, BAC)

A federal judge in Manhattan ruled yesterday that Flagstar Bancorp Inc. (NYSE: FBC) must pay $90.1 million to bond insurer Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) in a mortgage “putback” case. ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades & Downgrades (ADI, ARMH, AGO, BHI, DF, DELL, DUK, EV, EXPR, HPQ, HGSI, IRDM, MET, NOV, OCZ, RSH, RA)

These are some of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades and initiations seen in Wall Street research calls this Thursday. Analog Devices Inc. (NYSE: ADI) Reiterated Buy with $43 target at ...
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BofA Missed Opportunity, But Now Under Book Value (BAC, AGO)

Bank of America Corporation (NYSE: BAC) is out with its first quarter earnings and there is some ammo for bulls and bears alike.  Earnings of $2.05 billion were reported as ...
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The Future of “AAA” Ratings: Who Has It & Who Will Lose It

Media reports questioning whether the United States will keep its "Triple-A Rating" in the future are frequent.  The fear of endless budget deficit spending and quantitative easing have only added ...
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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades, Downgrades, and Initiations (AMZN, AAPL, AGO, BAC, CELG, CBST, DRYS, EBAY, POT, RIG)

These are this Thursday morning's top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from Wall Street research calls: Amazon.com Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) Started as Market Perform at JMP Securities. Apple Inc. ...
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Top 10 Analyst Upgrades, Downgrades, Initiations (AEP, ARRS, AGO, IRE, ESRX, KBH, MTL, MU, RFMD, SPG)

These are ten of the top analyst upgrades, downgrades, and initiations seen from early Wall Street research calls this Wednesday morning: American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP) Started as Buy at ...
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Secondary Offerings Keep Mounting (ED, KMP, VNR, AGO, USEG)

There is still a flood of secondary offerings coming down the pipe.  We have secondaries from Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED), Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: KMP), Vanguard Natural ...
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52-Week High Club (AGO, SMTL, SINA, TWB)

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE: AGO) over 32% to a yearly high of $28.14 after the company posted earnings of $0.44 per share, beating analysts estimates.   Semitool Inc (NASDAQ: SMTL) ...
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Top Analyst Downgrades (AGO, CP, KOF, GENZ, SHAW)

These are some of the top early-bird analyst downgrades and cautious research calls we have seen from Wall Street analysts early this Monday morning: Assured Guaranty (AGO) Cut to Neutral ...
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The 52-Week Low Club 7/22/2008 (TXN)(AMD)(MRK)(VMW)(AGO)(SNDK)

Texas Instruments (TXN) Bad earnings take chip company down. Falls to $23.28 from 52-week high of $38.79.AMD (AMD) Chip company may have changed CEOs but Wall St. still thinks company ...
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