March 05, 2013 at 10:11 AM EST
Upbeat Financial Stocks - Assured Guaranty (AGO), Unum Group (UNM), Capital One Financial (COF)

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Assured Guaranty Ltd (NYSE:AGO) climbed +2.55% and closed Monday at $19.34 with the total traded volume of 3.00 million shares after the release of its quarterly report. For the fourth quarter, it reported net income of $74 million or $0.38 per share versus a net loss of $84 million or $0.46 per share in the same period last year.

Operating profit increased 7% to $184 million or $0.95 per share as compared to $172 million or $0.94 per share in the prior year, mainly due to higher terminations of structured finance exposures, and refunding of public finance exposures.

Net earned premiums on an operating income basis rose to $321 million compared with $243 million in fourth quarter 2011 and generated $447 million in total revenue compared to $375 million last year. Analysts predicted to see earnings of $0.70 per share on revenue of $198.33 million for the quarter.

AGO opening price was $18.85 and its shares traded within the range of $18.85-$19.80. This company has earnings per share of $0.52 with the net profit margin of 63.12% and operating margin of 13.57%. The company now has market cap of about $3.76 billion.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) gained +2.48% with the closing price of $25.22. The company is scheduled to present at Citi US Financial Services Conference on March 6, 2013at 10:35AM EST. The overall volume in the last trading session was 4.31 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $18.28-$25.28. The total market capitalization remained $6.80 billion.

The stock is ahead its 52 week low with 40.65% and its last month price volatility remained 1.89%. Its beta coefficient was 1.71 with a target price of $26.25. In its share capital, the company has 269.80 million outstanding shares while 268.51 million shares have been floated in market.

It has insider ownership of 0.64% with institutional ownership remained 94.15%. Earnings per share this year grew 239.07% while the five year EPS growth rate was +10.93%.

Capital One Financial Corp.(NYSE:COF) added +2.41% and closed at $53.12 in the last trading session with the overall traded volume of 9.44 million shares, more versus the average volume of 7.24 million shares. Janney Montgomery Scott analysts upped their price target on the stock from $58.00 to $63.00. Its 52 weeks high price was $62.92 and suffered lowest price of $47.99 in the same period.

COF has total debt-to-equity ratio is 1.23. It has market cap of $30.93 billion while its total outstanding shares are 582.25million. The stock beta value stands at 1.73 times.

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