The Amalgamated Bank Purchases 621 Shares of Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO)

Strategic Global Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Assured Guaranty during the first quarter valued at $339,000. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 19,927 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $753,000 after buying an additional 3,180 shares during the period. Assured Guaranty Limited now has $5.22 billion valuation. Minnesota-based Walleye Trading Ltd Liability Co has invested 0.01% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). About 252,290 shares traded. June 8 investment analysts at Macquarie kept the stock rating at "Outperform" but moved up the price target from $32.00 to $34.00. The Haverford Trust Company holds 790,153 shares with $56.58 million value, down from 862,397 last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC (trc) owns 400 shares valued at $15,000. The stock declined 0.58% or $0.26 reaching $44.5 on the news.

About 24,129 shares traded. NOW Inc (NYSE:DNOW) has risen 9.86% since July 7, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 99.50% the S&P500. Its up 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. As of the last earnings report the EPS was $8.64 and is expected to be $4.45 for the current year with 121,759,000 shares now outstanding. Tcw Gru Inc holds 0.01% or 42,800 shares in its portfolio. Nicholas Inv Prns Ltd Partnership holds 49,095 shares or 0.13% of its portfolio. Jacobs Levy Equity Management reported 0.21% stake. Tfs Capital Llc, a Pennsylvania-based fund reported 24,894 shares. The Chief Risk Officer now owns $4,679,408 of the stock per an SEC filing yesterday. 43,117 are held by Fincl Counselors. Cap Fund Management invested in 34,197 shares. BidaskClub raised shares of Assured Guaranty from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Friday. Therefore 67% are positive. Now Inc had 17 analyst reports since August 6, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Hold" rating by Sandler O'Neill given on Thursday, December 17. UBS maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, November 10 report. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 5 by Wells Fargo. The rating was maintained by Oppenheimer on Wednesday, February 3 with "Outperform". Goldman Sachs has "Sell" rating and $29 target. The stock of Progressive Corp (NYSE:PGR) has "Sell" rating given on Monday, September 19 by Deutsche Bank. The company was upgraded on Tuesday, January 10 by Goldman Sachs. It has underperformed by 8.23% the S&P500. Suntrust Banks owns 22,047 shares. 50,000 shares were sold by CODY WILLIAM M, worth $2.23M. (NYSE:PGR) stake by 649,836 shares and now owns 4.96M shares. Its up 0.26, from 0.98 in 2016Q3. Shares for $668,667 were sold by Cogan John Francis. 50 funds opened positions while 91 raised stakes. Credit Suisse Ag reported 129,951 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Massachusetts Lawmakers Prepare to Vote on New State Budget
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Diamond Hill Capital Management Inc decreased Assured Guaranty Ltd. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) has 4,611 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its position in Assured Guaranty by 28.5% in the fourth quarter. Dupont Cap Mgmt has invested 0.08% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Arrowstreet LP stated it has 0.23% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Moreover, Rbf Capital Llc has 0.05% invested in the company for 46,894 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 284,628 shares stake. Duncker Streett & Incorporated holds 200 shares. More interesting news about Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) was released by: Businesswire.com and their article: "Assured Guaranty Takes Step Toward Combining European Subsidiaries" with publication date: June 26, 2017. The dividend was $0.143 per share for the quarter or $0.57 on an annualized basis. Blackrock Investment Mngmt Limited Liability reported 0% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO).

Schneider Capital Management Corp increased Endo International Plc (NASDAQ:ENDP) stake by 80,205 shares to 559,211 valued at $9.21M in 2016Q4. It also upped Progressive Corp. Forest City Enterprises Inc. was raised too.

Mining Stocks Followed Precious Metals on July 3
A rating of less than 2 means buy, "hold" within the 3 range, "sell" within the 4 range, and "strong sell" within the 5 range. The stock of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (NYSE: WPM ) earned "Sector Perform" rating by IBC on Wednesday, August 12.

Since May 10, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $470,280 activity. Chief Risk Officer Howard Albert sold 12,000 shares at an average price of $39.19 on Wednesday the 10th.

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James Harden, Rockets progressing toward biggest contract extension in National Basketball Association history
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