Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) Trades at $36.21 After Triangle; SI Financial Group (SIFI) Shorts Decreased By 25.99%

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SI Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:SIFI) had a decrease of 25.99% in short interest. SIFI’s SI was 54,100 shares in May as released by FINRA. Its down 25.99% from 73,100 shares previously. With 22,300 avg volume, 2 days are for SI Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:SIFI)’s short sellers to cover SIFI’s short positions. The SI to SI Financial Group Inc’s float is 0.55%. It closed at $15 lastly. It is down 1.79% since May 22, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 9.76% the S&P500.

Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) formed triangle with $34.76 target or 4.00% below today’s $36.21 share price. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (AGO) has $4.07 billion valuation. The stock increased 0.14% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $36.21. About 87,521 shares traded. Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) has declined 1.24% since May 22, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 12.79% the S&P500.

Among 6 analysts covering Assured Guaranty (NYSE:AGO), 5 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 83% are positive. Assured Guaranty had 12 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated the stock with “Buy” rating in Wednesday, December 20 report. The rating was maintained by BTIG Research with “Buy” on Monday, February 5. On Friday, June 9 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Wood on Friday, April 7 with “Hold”. As per Tuesday, February 28, the company rating was downgraded by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 12 by Zacks. The firm has “Buy” rating by M Partners given on Monday, November 16. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, November 9. The stock has “Buy” rating by UBS on Wednesday, October 4. BTIG Research maintained the shares of AGO in report on Friday, May 26 with “Buy” rating.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.94 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.16, from 1.1 in 2017Q3. It dropped, as 34 investors sold Assured Guaranty Ltd. shares while 90 reduced holdings. 31 funds opened positions while 85 raised stakes. 108.91 million shares or 1.59% less from 110.68 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Elm Ridge Mngmt Llc has 5.89% invested in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO) for 388,229 shares. Joel Isaacson & Communications Ltd Liability Com stated it has 0.22% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Boston Prtnrs holds 1.41 million shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Virginia Retirement Et Al holds 0.01% or 20,700 shares in its portfolio. Seizert Capital Prtn Ltd Liability Co owns 1.73 million shares. 153,221 are held by Royal Comml Bank Of Canada. Voloridge Invest Mgmt Lc, a Florida-based fund reported 190,794 shares. Citadel Ltd invested in 0% or 155,597 shares. Thornburg Inc holds 0.34% or 1.45M shares. Sterling Mngmt Lc holds 786,413 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Janney Montgomery Scott Ltd Co reported 18,945 shares stake. Parametric Limited Liability Corporation, a Washington-based fund reported 317,078 shares. Schroder Inv Mngmt Gru has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Mackenzie Corp has invested 0.02% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO). Nordea Investment Mgmt Ab reported 0.01% in Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO).

SI Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding firm for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company that provides various financial services to clients and businesses. The company has market cap of $178.94 million. The Company’s deposit products include noninterest-bearing demand accounts, such as checking accounts; and interest-bearing accounts, including NOW and money market accounts, regular savings accounts, and certificates of deposit. It has a 32.26 P/E ratio. The companyÂ’s loan portfolio comprises one-to four-family residential mortgage loans, multi-family and commercial real estate loans, commercial business loans, and construction and land loans.

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